UAE News

President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Passes Away

May 13, 2022

DUBAI, May 13, 2022 (MOFAIC) - The Ministry of Presidential Affairs has mourned to the UAE people, Arab and Islamic nations and the world the death of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, who has passed away on Friday, 13th May, 2022, wishing Allah Almighty to grant him eternal peace and the UAE people patience and solace.

Mohammed bin Rashid addresses Leaders Summit on Climate

April 23, 2021

DUBAI, April 23 2021 (WAM) - His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, reaffirmed the UAE’s commitment to transform the challenges of climate change into future opportunities for the next generation, as well as work closely with the United States, the global community and the private sector to make a step-change in the global response to climate change.

UAE Regional Climate Dialogue concludes; Group Statement issued

April 4, 2021

ABU DHABI, (WAM) - The UAE Regional Dialogue for Climate Action concluded on 4 April, convening climate leaders from across the MENA region to accelerate progress on climate action.

UAE Foreign Minister Op-Ed: 'Peace. Shalom. Salaam.'

September 17, 2020

Just two weeks ago, the first Israeli commercial airline flight landed in Abu Dhabi from Tel Aviv. Along with a large delegation of Israeli officials and media, it carried a bigger message. It was written in two-foot high letters in three languages on the side of the El Al aircraft: Peace. Shalom. Salaam.

Remarks by UAE Foreign Minister at White House UAE-Israel Peace Accord Signing Ceremony

September 15, 2020

15 September 2020

As Prepared

President Donald Trump, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Ladies and gentlemen, Peace be upon you.

I am pleased to convey to you the greetings of the leadership and people of the United Arab Emirates, and notably, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan. I stand here today to extend a hand of peace and receive a hand of peace. In our faith, we say, "O God, you are peace and from you is peace." The search for peace is an innate principle, yet principles are effectively realized when they are transformed into action.

Ambassador Al Otaiba Op-Ed: Shalom, salaam and welcome

August 21, 2020

Writing in Hebrew in Yedioth Ahronoth, Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba says that the UAE-Israel accord is an important win for diplomacy and for people of the region​.

"Closer UAE-Israel ties will accelerate growth and innovation, expand opportunities for young people, and breakdown long-held prejudices. It will help move the region beyond a troubled legacy of hostility," he writes.

Ambassador Al Otaiba Op-Ed: Annexation Will Be a Serious Setback for Better Relations with the Arab World

June 11, 2020

See below for an English translation of Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba's op-ed that originally appeared in Hebrew in Yedioth Ahronoth on June 12, 2020.

Recently, Israeli leaders have promoted excited talk about normalization of relations with the United Arab Emirates and other Arab states.  But Israeli plans for annexation and talk of normalization are a contradiction.

UAE Implements All-of-Government Response to Combat the COVID-19 Crisis

May 18, 2020

18 May 2020

The government of the United Arab Emirates has taken significant steps to address the complex public health and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Important Temporary Updates to UAE Visa Policies Amid COVID-19 Developments

March 18, 2020

The UAE has announced a temporary suspension on issuing visas upon arrival for holders of exempted passports, effective 01:00 (UAE local time) on Thursday, March 19, 2020, as part of the precautionary and preventive measures adopted by the country to contain the spread of COVID-19.

The decision will apply to holders of exempted passports until a medical clearance process is activated at the departure country as part of global precautionary measures being undertaken to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

UAE Foreign Minister HH Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan Highlights Importance of Interfaith Dialogue and Religious Coexistence

November 19, 2019

Reception on Capitol Hill Celebrates The Abrahamic Family House Initiative in Abu Dhabi