January UAE E-News Update
UAE News from the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in Washington, DC

UAE Embassy Celebrates National Day 

More than 400 guests including senior US government officials, business leaders and members of the Washington, DC diplomatic corps gathered at the UAE Embassy in Washington, DC to celebrate the UAE’s 42nd National Day. The annual event also recognized UAE-US philanthropic partners who “make a difference” through work being done in areas such as education and healthcare. Ambassador to the United States Yousef Al Otaiba paid tribute to the UAE’s first president, saying that, “Sheikh Zayed would be very proud that his legacy of charity and help to improve the lives of others is as strong as ever in the UAE.” Learn More >

“PeaceGame” Explores Path to Achieving Peace in Global Hotspots

Supported by the UAE Embassy in Washington, DC, the inaugural PeaceGame, an initiative co-hosted by Foreign Policy and USIP, brought together 45 leading experts to game out peaceful solutions to some of the world’s most challenging conflicts. The first simulation, held in December, addressed the crisis in Syria and participants represented different views and stakeholders in the conflict. The next PeaceGame will take place in Abu Dhabi.  Learn More >

Dubai Wins Bid to Host Expo 2020

After much anticipation and three rounds of voting, the 168-nation Bureau International des Expositions in Paris chose Dubai as the host city of the 2020 World Expo. The UAE will be the first country in the Middle East to host the event in its 150-year history, underscoring the country’s emergence as a regional leader and hub for innovation and entrepreneurship. Learn More >

Ambassador Verveer Lauds UAE Women’s Leadership in Abu Dhabi Visit

During a visit to Abu Dhabi, Ambassador Melanne S. Verveer, Executive Director of the Institute for Women, Peace and Security at Georgetown University, and former US Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues, spoke at the Second Regional Conference of Women Police. While in the UAE, Ambassador Verveer visited Zayed University where she highlighted the importance of female leadership and mentorship, and also met with Federal National Council (FNC) First Deputy Speaker Dr. Amal Al Qubaisi. Learn More >

Emirati Students Attend Annual Employment Forum in Washington, DC

More than 1,000 Emirati students who attend universities across the US gathered together over Thanksgiving weekend at the UAE Embassy’s fourth annual UAE Student Forum. The event provided an opportunity for Emirati students to explore future career paths and network with their peers who are studying in different states, with Embassy diplomats, and with more than 39 public and private sector UAE companies. UAE Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan delivered a special video message to the students, advising them on the importance of perseverance and hard work and their important role as the ambassadors of their homeland, the UAE. Learn More >
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Morning Joe features the latest City Soccer in the Community field dedicated to the deserving community of Adams Morgan, Washington, District of Columbia at Marie Reed Elementary School.

City Soccer in the Community is an initiative of the UAE Embassy in Washington, DC to build world-class soccer fields and provide a safe, healthy environment for inner-city youth to play, gain ongoing support and coaching through quality programming and mentoring. See More >
Expo 2020 Dubai UAE. Be part of it.

"Today in Paris the world recognized what we have known here in the UAE for some time, that Dubai, at the center of a global crossroads for business, trade, and tourism, stands ready to welcome the world. Seeing a city full of innovation and entrepreneurship, I can only imagine the new heights Dubai and the UAE can reach in 2020."

Michael Corbin, US Ambassador to the UAE


On January 21, 2008, the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque opened its doors to the public. The eighth largest mosque in the world, its construction was initiated by late UAE President HH Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan who wanted to unite historical and modern elements of the Islamic world.


JANUARY 20 - JANUARY 23, 2014

The World Future Energy Summit (WFES) will take place at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. Hosted by Masdar, it is the world’s foremost event where stakeholders gather to discuss renewable energies, energy efficiency and clean technologies.

FEBRUARY 28, 2014

The TriYAS by Activlife will take place at the Yas Marina Circuit. The annual day-to-night triathlon is the sister race of the Events DC Nation’s Triathlon in Washington, DC.

MARCH 8 - MARCH 14, 2014

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s ‘Infrastructure Business Development Mission to the Middle East’ will visit the UAE. Led by Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, the mission will highlight export opportunities for US businesses.



Noura Al Kaabi, the chief executive of twofour54, became the first Emirati to be named as one of Foreign Policy magazine's 100 leading global thinkers of 2013. She was featured on the list for helping to promote online Arabic content and digital media. See Photo Gallery >
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