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)

“50 Years | 50 Faces” Highlights Over Five Decades of UAE-US Friendship

January 23, 2024

Expansive Digital Storytelling Program Produced by the UAE Embassy in Washington, DC Features Astronauts, Artists, Teachers, Doctors, Presidents and More

UAE Announces its Participation in Nasa’s Lunar Gateway Station

January 9, 2024

As originally posted on Emirates News Agency-WAM on January 7, 2024. 

In the presence of UAE President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the UAE has announced its participation in developing a module on Nasa’s Lunar Gateway Station alongside the USA, Japan, Canada and the European Union, in addition to sending the first Emirati astronaut into lunar orbit as part of the project.

UAE Delegation Meets the White House to Advance Bilateral Relations in Science, Technology and Space

November 4, 2023

Omran Sharaf, Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs for Advanced Science and Technology, led a UAE delegation to Washington DC, for meetings with a range of senior government and private sector officials to discuss ways to further enhance cooperation in priority areas across science, technology and space, as well as explore other emerging opportunities.

The meetings also discussed promoting mutual interests of the UAE and the US through developing strategies to reinforce further prospects of bilateral cooperation.

Joint Statement of the Tenth U.S.-UAE Economic Policy Dialogue

November 2, 2023

The following statement has been approved by the U.S. and UAE delegations for joint release on November 1, 2023 following the Economic Policy Dialogue.

The United States and the United Arab Emirates held their tenth Economic Policy Dialogue on November 1, 2023.    

United Arab Emirates Embassy, NASA, Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre Co-Host ‘A Call From Space’ With UAE, US Astronauts

August 25, 2023

Event, emceed by award-winning entertainer Steve Harvey, highlighted growing UAE-US cooperation in space, UAE’s achievements in the space sector

Watch the event recording here.

UAE, German Embassies Co-Host Event Celebrating 2023 Special Olympics World Games

May 16, 2023

Ambassadors “pass the torch” as the Games go from Abu Dhabi to Berlin; highlight Special Olympics’ success to promote inclusion worldwide

UAE Embassy in Washington, D.C. Hosts Annual Interfaith Iftar; Abrahamic Family House Director Highlights UAE’s Commitment to Inclusion, Coexistence

March 31, 2023

Washington, D.C. (31 March 2023) – The UAE Embassy in Washington last night welcomed a diverse group of religious, government and civil society leaders to its sixth annual Interfaith Iftar – an annual tradition marking the holy month of Ramadan.

UAE Launches Manara Centre to Promote Regional Co-Existence

March 14, 2023

WASHINGTON, DC, 14th March, 2023 (WAM) - The UAE today announced the formation of the Manara Centre, the regional centre for coexistence. Based in Abu Dhabi and named after the Arabic word that means “source of light”, the centre will support core UAE values and initiatives, such as the Year of Tolerance and the Abrahamic Family House.

COP28 President-Designate Emphasizes Importance of Energy Industry as Part of Solution at COP28

March 8, 2023

WASHINGTON, DC, 6th March 2023 (WAM) - Dr. Sultan bin Ahmed Al Jaber, Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology and COP28 UAE President-Designate, today emphasized the integral role that the oil and gas industry plays in solving the climate challenge during his keynote remarks at CERAWeek.

Speaking at the plenary on the first day, Dr. Al Jaber explained, “Energy leaders have the knowledge, experience, expertise and the resources needed to address the dual challenge of driving sustainable progress while holding back emissions.”