The Majlis Blog

In the UAE, Women Lead on Climate Action

September 20, 2023

By: Hana AlHashimi, Chief Climate Negotiator, Office of the UAE Climate Change Special Envoy

Climate change presents the greatest challenge of our time, and while the latest science tells us that the window to act is narrowing, the solutions have never been clearer.

As Climate Impacts Accelerate, UAE and US Strengthen Cooperation

July 31, 2023

By Majid Almutawa, Senior Political Affairs Specialist

In recent weeks, unprecedented heatwaves hit North America, Asia and Europe, forest fires engulfed parts of the Mediterranean, and droughts threatened crop yields across the US. Climate impacts are accelerating, and so must the global response.

Seizing Economic Opportunities: Clean Energy Businesses and Investments

June 27, 2023

By Saud Al Nowais, UAE Commercial Attaché

Amidst the remarkable growth in the clean energy sector, the UAE is accelerating its efforts to showcase unprecedented opportunities for businesses. This underscores the country's commitment to sustainable development and highlights the immense economic potential associated with clean energy investments.

As a leading player in the clean energy transition, the UAE is driving environmental stewardship while also paving the way for innovation, job creation, and sustainable economic growth.

Working Together to Protect the Environment

April 19, 2023

By Noura Almazroui, Administrative attaché, Office of the Deputy Chief of Mission, UAE Embassy in Washington, D.C.

Beyond the Glass Ceiling: UAE Women Propelling Space Science Forward

March 28, 2023

By Hessa AlShuwaihi, Head of Communications and Public Diplomacy

Space symbolizes limitless possibilities. This promise propelled the UAE, a young nation of just 52 years, to enthusiastically invest in education and research to become an integral part of the ever-growing global space industry.

The Maجlis: Connecting Cultures through Art

October 28, 2022

By Hessa Al Shuwaihi, Head of Communications and Public Diplomacy, UAE Embassy in Washington, D.C. and Munira Al Sayegh, Founder, Dirwaza Curatorial Lab

The Maجlis: Connecting through Culture

July 14, 2022

The aroma of Arabic coffee clung to the hot summer breeze.

The sound of contemporary Arab music, complemented by the rich notes of the traditional oud, carried across the bustling crowds.

Were it not for the backdrop of the Washington Monument and the US Capitol Building, I would have believed that I had been transported back home to the UAE.

The Maجlis: Connecting through Charity

April 20, 2022

By Dana Al Marashi, Head of Cultural Diplomacy

On Easter, I came across an Instagram post on an initiative organized by a Dubai-based vintage motor scooter club to collect and distribute toys and care packages to children in hospitals throughout the emirate. A local radio station announced it on air and within 48 hours the station and club were overwhelmed with calls asking to participate and donate.

The Maجlis: The UAE’s Commitment to Women’s Empowerment

March 8, 2022

By Amna Binzaal Almheiri, Consul General of the UAE Consulate in New York

In December, I had the privilege to join Forbes and the honorees from their 10th annual 30 Under 30 list to ring the Nasdaq opening bell in celebration of the UAE hosting the inaugural Forbes 30/50 Summit.

The Maجlis: Empowering Young People through Education and Exchange

February 23, 2022

By Mariam Alblooshi, Education and Technology Sciences Attaché

Here in the United States, the spring academic semester is well underway and has brought over 1,000 Emirati students back to study at universities across the country. As the newly appointed Education and Technology Sciences Attaché for the UAE in the US, working with these students as they learn, grow and achieve their educational goals is already a highlight of my post.