Press Releases

Chorus of Condemnation Growing in Washington Following Houthi Terror Attack in UAE

January 20, 2022

UAE Seeks US Government Designation of Houthis as Foreign Terrorist Organization

UAE Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba Spoke on Thursday with Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Mark Warner (D-VA), and House Foreign Affairs Committee Ranking Member Michael McCaul (R-TX)

UAE Delegation Explores Economic Opportunities of Energy Transition with the US

May 10, 2022

UAE-US deepen partnership on climate action and energy transition

As UAE Looks Ahead to Hosting COP28 in 2023

The UAE's Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant Doubles Clean Electricity Generation: Statement by Ambassador Al Otaiba

March 24, 2022

WASHINGTON, DC (24 March 2022) – Ambassador Al Otaiba: “The start of commercial operations of Unit 2 is a great achievement for the UAE, which has worked with international partners throughout the past decade to ensure the delivery of safe, clean, reliable and zero-carbon electricity. The UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program is playing a critical role in decarbonizing the power sector while reinforcing energy security and grid resilience. This development is an important step for the UAE in achieving our 2050 net-zero emissions target to tackle climate change."

Statement from Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba

March 9, 2022

WASHINGTON, DC (8 March 2022) – Ambassador Al Otaiba: “We favor production increases and will be encouraging OPEC to consider higher production levels."

"The UAE has been a reliable and responsible supplier of energy to global markets for more than 50 years and believes that stability in energy markets is critical to the global economy.”


Scholarship Honors Iowa State University Graduate

February 28, 2022

Scholarship created in the memory of Maktoum Al Seiari, a 2019 chemical engineering graduate

AMES, IOWA (24 February 2022) – With a charitable gift from the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in Washington, D.C., Iowa State University has established a study abroad scholarship in the memory of Maktoum Al Seiari, a 2019 chemical engineering graduate.

The UAE Continues to be the Top MENA Destination for US Exports

February 15, 2022

The United Arab Emirates remains the United States’ top export destination for the entire Middle East & North Africa (MENA) region for the thirteenth year in a row, according to data released by the Census Bureau’s Foreign Trade Division at the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Statement by Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba on Enhanced UAE-US Defense Cooperation

February 2, 2022

WASHINGTON, DC (February 2, 2022) – During a call between Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, the two leaders discussed enhanced bilateral measures to counter Houthi terrorist acts against civilian infrastructure around Abu Dhabi International Airport and Al Dhafra Air Base, which houses thousands of US military personnel.

Ambassador Al Otaiba and Ambassador Nusseibeh call for Houthi FTO re-designation in the Wall Street Journal

February 1, 2022

Writing in the February 1 print edition of the Wall Street Journal, Ambassador Al Otaiba and Ambassador Nusseibeh call for the US re-designation of the Houthis as a Foreign Terrorist Organization and for broad diplomatic unity to contain Houthi aggression.

Read the op-ed, “Deploy Tough Sanctions and Diplomacy to Isolate the Houthis in Yemen,” in the Wall Street Journal.

UAE Embassy in Washington, DC Commemorates International Holocaust Remembrance Day

January 27, 2022

On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, we join the international community in preserving the memory of the six million Jews and millions of others murdered by the Nazis.

Today, we are reminded of our shared responsibility to confront antisemitism and extremism, in all forms and wherever it exists. We must continue to promote mutual respect and inclusion of all faiths, and condemn those who pursue violence in the name of hate. We all must remember and we will never forget.


UAE Embassy Organizes 5K Race in New York Celebrating 50 Years of History and Friendship

December 16, 2021

Washington, DC (December 5, 2021) - On Saturday, December 4, 2021, the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in Washington, DC organized a 5K race at Prospect Park in Brooklyn, New York in celebration of the UAE’s 50th anniversary. The “UAE 5K for the 50th” also featured traditional Emirati experiences that showcased the history and culture of the UAE. New York State Senator Kevin Thomas blew the whistle to kick off the race, and more than 700 people participated in the 5K run and activities.