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

UAE, US, and Other Nations Inaugurate Hedayah, the First International Center of Excellence for Countering Violent Extremism

Leaders from around the world participated in the third Global CounterTerrorism Forum hosted in Abu Dhabi by the UAE goverment. At the forum, government officials inaugurated Hedayah, the International Center of Excellence for Countering Violent Extremism. Hedayah will train prepare educators, religious and community leaders, as well as policymakers from around the world to identify and counter violent extremism. Learn More >

White House Hosts Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Dubai


Innovators, government leaders and entrepreneurs from the UAE, US, and MENA region met in Dubai, a global center for commerce, and discussed ways to  foster and encourage innovation, entrepreneurship, and job creation in the Middle East at the third annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit.  Learn More >

UAE Increases Participation of Women in the Workplace

New UAE Cabinet ruling encourages corporations and government agencies to include women on their board of directors. The goal is to spur a new generation of female Emirati leaders and generate innovation in the boardroom.
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UAE Embassy Partners with Fight for Children to Support Early Childhood Education Programs in Washington, DC

 
Ambassador Yousef Al-Otaiba, Washington DC Mayor Vincent Gray, and Fight for Children Chairman Raul Fernandez announced the launch of Joe’s Champs. The goal of the program is to provide 10,000 children in the Washington, DC area with access to early childhood education. Learn More >

President HH Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Khalifa Officially Launches Khalifa Port 

 

Abu Dhabi’s new Khalifa Port is amongst the largest and most technologically advanced ports in the world and boosts the UAE’s standing as a global shipping hub and center of commerce. Learn More >
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Abu Dhabi's Taqa announces a significant investment in a Minnesota-based sustainable wind energy project that will provide emission free electricity to over 68,000 American homes. See More >
 

“(The) UAE has taken its success and been willing to invest in new learning and innovation. It is great to see that that kind of long-term approach is part of how they are taking their success and becoming a hub of people from different regions."

Bill Gates

THIS MONTH IN HISTORY

Inspired to promote the concept of tolerance, love and mutual understanding between different cultures, the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque opened to the public on January 21, 2008. The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is the largest mosque in the UAE and the eighth largest mosque in the world. It is equivalent to the size of five football fields and receives more than 40,000 people during Eid prayers.


UPCOMING EVENTS

 

JANUARY 28 - FEBRUARY 2, 2013

Omega Dubai Desert Classic 2013 will take place at the Emirates Gulf Club. The tournament is a PGA European Tour sanctioned event and attracts some of the biggest names in golf.

 


JANUARY 29 - 31, 2013

Tawdheef Recruitment Show 2013 will take place in the Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company. The conference, aligning with the idea of Emiratisation, brings together Emirati youth and national businesses looking to hire local employees. 

 


FEBRUARY 17 - 21, 2013

The International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) brings together government, corporate, and armed forces leaders to establish and strengthen relationships as well as present new security solutions in the land, sea, air and cyber sectors. 


FEATURED PHOTO

 


UAE's Emirates Foundation for Youth Development Takatof volunteers, supported by UAE Embassy, Washington, DC spent a week volunteering alongside Habitat for Humanity to re-build homes In Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

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