Consulate News

Mubadala-owned GlobalFoundries Welcomes UAE Consul General Abdalla Shaheen to Fab 8 Facility

May 9, 2019

New YorkMay 6, 2019 – His Excellency Abdalla Shaheen, the newly appointed Consul General of the United Arab Emirates in New York, traveled to Saratoga County, New York to meet with executives from GlobalFoundries, one of the largest and most advanced semi-conductor chip maker in the world, and tour its Fab 8 manufacturing facility. Consul General Shaheen’s visit to GlobalFoundries, a Mubadala Company, reinforced the UAE-USA bilateral relationship in the Eastern US region.

UAE Consul General Abdalla Shaheen Highlights Economic Ties Between the UAE and New York

January 30, 2020

-New York General Assembly Recognizes UAE Investment in Capital Region-

New York, NY - January 31, 2020 - His Excellency Abdalla Shaheen, UAE Consul General in New York, completed a visit to Albany, New York this week. The Consul General met with a wide range of important political, business, and cultural stakeholders, and highlighted the deep economic ties between the UAE and New York.

Interfaith Cooperation Celebrated at UAE Ramadan Iftar Dinner in New York City

May 30, 2019

New YorkMay 17, 2019 – The United Arab Emirates welcomed over 80 religious, community and government leaders to an interfaith Ramadan iftar in New York City hosted by H.E.  Lana Nusseibeh, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the UAE to the United Nations, and H.E. Abdalla Shaheen, UAE Consul General in New York.

Consul General Majid Al-Suwaidi on the Pope's Visit to the UAE

February 26, 2019

In an interview with Currents News, a Catholic news program airing on NET-TV, Consul General Al-Suwaidi discusses the UAE's long relationship with the Vatican ahead of the Pope's visit to the UAE. 

"The UAE is a very tolerant and open society where people are free to worship and practice their religion. We have more than 40 churches, 700 Christian ministries and people of many different faiths," he said.

Louvre Abu Dhabi Reception in New York Celebrates Global History, Humanity and Culture

October 29, 2018

New York – October 25, 2018 – The Consulate General of the United Arab Emirates in New York and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy hosted a panel discussion and reception in New York City celebrating Louvre Abu Dhabi and its significance to the region as a symbol of openness, tolerance and inclusivity. The discussion highlighted key achievements of Louvre Abu Dhabi since its opening in November 2017 and provided insight on the museum’s vision for the future.   

UAE Consul General Majid Al-Suwaidi Leads Successful Trade Mission to North Carolina

September 4, 2018

New York, NYJuly 27, 2018 – His Excellency Majid Al-Suwaidi, United Arab Emirates Consul General in New York, traveled to North Carolina from July 23rd to July 26th, 2018 for a series of engagements with business and civic officials to discuss the UAE’s bilateral relationship with the state and identify potential new economic opportunities. Consul General Al-Suwaidi was joined by Ms.

Consul General Majid Al-Suwaidi Discusses UAE’s Economic Transformation at Gabelli School of Business

July 12, 2018

NEW YORK – July 10, 2018 – His Excellency Majid Al-Suwaidi, United Arab Emirates Consul General in New York, delivered a guest lecture on the UAE economy and the country’s long-term vision for economic success to graduate students at the Fordham University Gabelli School of Business. In his lecture, Consul General Al-Suwaidi highlighted the UAE’s role as an economic hub in the Middle East and North Africa region and discussed the UAE’s transition to a knowledge-based economy.

Consul General Majid Al-Suwaidi Represents UAE at the Inauguration Ceremony of the Grenada Parliament Building

June 26, 2018

NEW YORK – June 25, 2018 – His Excellency Majid Al-Suwaidi, United Arab Emirates Consul General in New York, delivered remarks at the official inauguration ceremony of the Grenada parliament building, a project supported by the UAE, in St. George’s. His Highness Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed, UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, committed to helping restore the building after it was destroyed by Hurricane Ivan in 2012.

A Development Story - An Interview with Consul General Majid Al-Suwaidi

April 20, 2018

"The UAE is a bright spot in our region. This country has developed to the highest of standard of countries in the world and is setting an example to countries in our region for what a modern Muslim state looks like." Consul General Majid Al-Suwaidi

UAE Consulate Partners with NYU Abu Dhabi to Host Inaugural Majlis Series Event with UAE Culture Minister Noura Al Kaabi

April 20, 2018

NEW YORK – April 10, 2018 – The Consulate General of the United Arab Emirates in New York and New York University Abu Dhabi hosted a conversation on the future of arts and culture in the UAE with Her Excellency Noura Al Kaabi, UAE Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, and Dean Allyson Green of the NYU Tisch School of the Arts.