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  • Title: Welcome to the UAE Embassy in Washington, DC | UAE Embassy in Washington, DC
    Descriptive info: .. Skip to Content.. Skip to Main Navigation.. Skip to Quick Search.. Skip to Footer.. The Embassy.. Introduction.. Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba.. Consulate Services.. Activities News.. Media Relations.. Political Affairs.. FAQs.. Contact Information.. The UAE.. History.. Government.. Economy.. Education.. Health Care.. Energy.. Foreign Policy.. Women in the UAE.. Human Rights.. Featured Stories.. Resources.. Business Trade.. Establishing a Business.. US Exports to the UAE.. Trade Export.. Travel Culture.. Planning a Trip.. Visas Passports.. Traveling in a Muslim Country.. UAE-US Relations.. The UAE-US Relationship: A Timeline.. Key Areas of Bilateral Cooperation.. Security.. Economic.. Social and Cultural.. Partnerships.. Perspectives.. UAE Nationals.. Services for UAE Nationals.. For Students.. Galleries.. Embassy Activities.. Historic UAE.. Culture in the UAE.. Art in the UAE.. Enter terms you wish to search for.. Community Outreach in the US.. City Soccer.. The UAE Embassy partners with Manchester City Football Club to build soccer fields and provide coaching programs for deserving children in communities around the US.. Learn more about Community Outreach in the US.. Emirati delegation participates in State Department’s Global Infrastructure Conference.. UAE government and business leaders joined their counterparts from throughout the world to enhance cooperation on  ...   US consulate.. The UAE Foreign Ministry condemned in the strongest terms the terrorist attack against the US Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.. Ambassador congratulates Emirates Airlines on new route to Washington, DC.. UAE-US Economic ties could be a road map for region.. Senior US and UAE government officials meet to enhance economic relationship.. Peaceful Nuclear Energy.. The UAE is pursuing a peaceful, civilian nuclear energy program that upholds the highest standards of safety, security, nonproliferation, and operational transparency.. The UAE and US are reliable allies with shared strategic interests in the security, economic and social-cultural arenas.. The UAE has one of the most open economies in the world.. Learn more about the different ways to do business there.. US Universities in the UAE.. The UAE is proud to partner with numerous US universities to improve education and promote cross-cultural understanding.. E-Newsletter Sign Up.. Quick Links.. Where is the UAE?.. Consular Services.. Visas.. Legalization of Documents.. Traveling to the UAE.. History of the UAE.. Doing Business in the UAE.. © 2009 Embassy of the United Arab Emirates 3522 International Court, NW Suite 400 Washington, DC 20008.. Contact the Embassy.. |.. Site Map..

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  • Title: The Embassy | UAE Embassy in Washington, DC
    Descriptive info: Skip to Section Navigation.. www.. uae-embassy.. org.. Home.. The Embassy.. Welcome from Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba.. Welcome to the website of the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in Washington, DC.. On behalf of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates, I want to thank you for taking this opportunity to learn more about the UAE and the services and resources available through the Embassy.. These are exciting times in the history of.. UAE-US relations.. Along those lines, over the past four decades, the UAE has transformed its economy, infrastructure, and social institutions.. Similarly, our relationship with the US — born decades ago from the shared goal of enhancing stability and peace throughout the Middle East — has also continued to evolve across many economic and cultural sectors.. Since its establishment many years ago, the Embassy in Washington has been an important resource to strengthen and  ...   hosts incommunities across the US.. I encourage you to explore this site and utilize our social media platforms as a gateway to learn more about the UAE and our relationship with the US.. Sincerely,.. Yousef Al Otaiba.. Ambassador.. Created 25-Nov-2008.. Last updated 27-Jul-2012.. Address.. Embassy of the United Arab Emirates.. 3522 International Court, NW.. Suite 400.. Washington, DC, 20008.. Embassy Hours of Operation.. Monday – Friday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.. Consulate Hours of Operation.. Monday – Thursday from 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM.. Friday from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM.. Phone:.. (202) 243-2400.. Fax:.. (202) 243-2432.. Email:.. Send Email.. “In just 40 years, the United Arab Emirates has become a model of progress and tolerance.. This is the vision and legacy of HH Sheikh Zayed, the father of the UAE, who united the seven Emirates into the strongest federation in the Arab World.. ”.. UAE Ambassador to the US.. Additional Resources..

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  • Title: Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba | UAE Embassy in Washington, DC
    Descriptive info: Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba.. Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba Official Photo.. His Excellency Yousef Al Otaiba, the Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to the United States of America, took up his Washington-based post in July 2008.. Previously, Ambassador Al Otaiba served for seven years as the Director of International Affairs for the Court of the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi.. During that time, he was a senior counselor to HH General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.. In these roles, Ambassador Al Otaiba has helped strengthen the UAE’s security and economic relations throughout the region, with the United States and with other nations.. His responsibilities saw him serve as the UAE’s principal security, anti-terrorism and defense liaison  ...   helped guide Abu Dhabi’s leadership in multinational discussions on best practices for sovereign wealth funds.. This activity was an extension of Ambassador Al Otaiba’s efforts to promote and deepen trade relationships between the UAE and other government, commercial, and private sector entities.. For several years, Ambassador Al Otaiba has facilitated meetings between the UAE and other foreign economic interests, which have resulted in numerous mutually beneficial cooperative and partnership agreements.. Ambassador Al Otaiba obtained a degree in international relations from Georgetown University in Washington, DC, after graduating from the Cairo American College.. He also attended the Industrial College of the US Armed Forces at the National Defense University in Washington, DC as an International Fellow.. Last updated 17-May-2012.. Ambassador Al Otaiba visit to Cleveland Clinic highlights UAE-US commercial, health partnerships.. Related Links..

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  • Title: Consulate Services | UAE Embassy in Washington, DC
    Descriptive info: Consulate Services.. Commercial Invoices Shipping Documents.. The Embassy’s Consular Section assists both UAE nationals looking to apply for a visa to enter the United States as well as foreigners seeking information on entering the UAE.. In addition, most services for UAE nationals, such as passport–related inquiries, are handled through the Consular office.. Consular Section Office Hours.. Monday to Thursday.. 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM ET.. Friday.. 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM ET.. Consular Section Contact Information.. Suite 100.. Washington, DC 20008.. Phone: (202) 243–2400.. Fax: (202) 243–1029.. Contact Consulate Services.. Created 01-Jan-2009.. Visas Passports for Travel to the UAE..

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  • Title: Activities & News | UAE Embassy in Washington, DC
    Descriptive info: Activities News.. Press Releases.. UAE News.. The National.. UAE Embassy hosts Ibrahim Leadership and Dialogue Project participants.. June 2, 2011 - UAE Embassy, Washington, DC – The Media Department hosted students and staff of the Ibrahim Leadership and Dialogue Project for an orientation session on the UAE for their upcoming trip to Dubai.. The project, sponsored by the Ibrahim Family Foundation (IFF) and administered by the Institute of the International Education (IIE), enables the group to gain firsthand experience with dialogue efforts in the Middle East.. Following the orientation session in Washington, DC, the students will embark on a two-week tour of the Middle East.. Mr.. Bader Bin Saeed, Head of the Media Department, gave the group a detailed introduction on the UAE and led an open discussion.. UAE Embassy hosts AU Peacebuilders.. May 18, 2011 - UAE Embassy, Washington, DC – The Media Department hosted a reception for a group of professionals and graduate students from the American University Peacebuilding and Development Institute.. The multicultural group is participating in the Summer Professional Training program which enables them to achieve a broader perspective on the region.. Bader Bin  ...   of Homeland Security, H.. E.. , UAE Ambassador to the United States, H.. Ambassador Said Tayeb Jawad, Foundation for Afghanistan Founder.. Statement from UAE Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba on Emirates Airline’s new Washington, DC to Dubai Flight.. Washington, DC -- (September 12, 2012) -- I congratulate Emirates on the launch of the new nonstop Boeing 777 service between Dubai and Washington, DC.. This new flight will not only link two of world’s great cities, but it also underscores the deep bilateral relationship that exists between the United Arab Emirates and United States.. See more Press Releases.. The UAE is committed to being a pillar of regional stability.. Anwar Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, describes in an op-ed how regional events have impacted the UAE, and outlines the nation’s progressive approach to governance, education and social welfare.. UAE-US trade continues resounding growth.. For the first six months of 2012, trade between the United Arab Emirates and United States totals over $12 billion, growing by over 50 percent compared to the first six months of 2011.. See more UAE News.. News from.. See more news from The National..

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  • Title: Media Relations | UAE Embassy in Washington, DC
    Descriptive info: Media Relations.. E-Newsletter Signup.. To contact the Embassy’s Media Section, please call (202) 243–2448 or (202) 295-8789, or send an email by completing the.. form.. If you’re a member of the media and wish to receive periodic updates from the Embassy, please complete the.. Contact the Embassy form.. , entering your name and affiliation and selecting "Media Relations"  ...   the.. newsletter sign-up form.. Recent Press Releases.. September 13, 2012.. June 27, 2012.. His Highness General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan meets with President Barack Obama in Washington, DC.. June 6, 2012.. NYC KIDS CELEBRATE OPENING OF FIRST ENCLOSED ROOFTOP SOCCER FIELD AT CITY PUBLIC SCHOOL.. May 21, 2012.. UAE Continues its Support of Joplin, Missouri Rebuilding Effort..

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  • Title: Political Affairs | UAE Embassy in Washington, DC
    Descriptive info: Political Affairs.. The staff of the Political Section is dedicated to providing information to, and answering questions from, US government officials in the Executive and Legislative branches.. Among the services offered:.. Supporting exchanges of delegations.. Answering questions about UAE policy.. Streamlining government–to–government information.. To reach the Political Section office, please use the information below.. Fax: (202) 362-9423.. Send an email.. Congressional Affairs Phone: (202) 243-2431..

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  • Title: Frequently Asked Questions | UAE Embassy in Washington, DC
    Descriptive info: FAQs.. FAQs: Passports and Visas.. FAQs: Legalization of Documents.. FAQs: Travel Information.. FAQs: Business in the UAE.. FAQs: Media Inquiries.. FAQs: Embassy Invitations.. FAQs: General Information.. Frequently Asked Questions.. Passports and Visas.. I am an American traveling to the UAE, do I need a visa?.. I am an American traveling to the UAE, what if my stay will be longer than one month?.. I am an American traveling to the UAE, will the UAE allow me entry if I have an Israeli stamp in my passport?.. I am an American citizen traveling to the UAE with my family, but my spouse and/or child is not an American citizen, do they need a visa to travel with me to the UAE?.. I am not an American citizen but I live in the US and have a US green card or US student visa, do I need a visa to travel to the UAE?.. How do I get my diploma, university degree, transcript, birth certificate, death certificate, marriage license, police records, police report, personal power of attorney certified and attested?.. Can the Embassy recommend a service company that will help me legalize my document(s)?.. Where can I find tourist information?.. Can I bring my pet with me when traveling or moving  ...   arrange interviews?.. Embassy Invitations.. How can I extend an invitation to the Ambassador to participate in an event?.. Can an Embassy Official speak at an event or to a class?.. General Information.. Can I intern at the UAE Embassy in Washington, DC?.. I am a student and need information about the UAE culture for a school project.. Created 15-May-2009.. Further Questions? Please contact the Embassy.. Facts Figures.. Founded:.. December 2, 1971.. Founder:.. HH Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.. President:.. HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.. Vice President Prime Minister:.. HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.. Total Area:.. 32,000 sq mi (82,880 sq km), the size of the state of Maine.. Population:.. 4.. 5 million (864,000 Emirati, 3.. 6 million expatriates).. Capital:.. Abu Dhabi.. Monetary Unit:.. UAE Dirham.. The Dirham is index-linked to the dollar, with a fixed exchange rate: Dh 3.. 671 = US$ 1.. 00.. Languages:.. Arabic (official), English, Farsi, Hindi, Urdu.. Nationalities:.. 200 nationalities in resident population.. US citizens in UAE:.. 28,000.. Religions:.. Islam 96% (Sunni 80%, Shiite 16%), Christian, Hindu and other 4%.. Literacy rate:.. 93%.. Time difference:.. +4 hours from GMT (+3 during Daylight Saving Time).. +9 hours from Washington DC (+8 during DST).. +12 hours from Los Angeles (+11 during DST)..

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  • Title: Contact Information | UAE Embassy in Washington, DC
    Descriptive info: Contact Information.. General Contact Information.. Phone: (202) 243-2400.. Fax: (202) 243-2432.. Email:.. Hours of Operation.. Embassy.. Monday – Friday: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM ET.. Consular Services (legalization, visas, passports).. Monday – Thursday: 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM ET.. Friday: 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM ET.. Contact Information by Department.. Consular Section.. Phone: (202) 243-2400.. Fax: (202)  ...   (202) 243-2448.. Fax: (202) 244-1694.. Medical Office.. Phone: (202) 243-2474.. Fax: (202) 243-2475.. Military Office.. Phone: (202) 243-4300.. Fax: (202) 237-0999.. 24 Hrs: (202) 577-6005.. Military Attache Medical Office.. Phone: (866) 823-6246.. Military Attache Academic Office.. Phone: (888) 994-5383.. Political Section.. Phone: (202) 243-2462.. Congressional Affairs.. Phone: (202) 243-2431.. Trade Office.. Phone: (202) 243-2420.. Fax: (202) 243-2408..

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  • Title: The UAE | UAE Embassy in Washington, DC
    Descriptive info: The UAE.. The United Arab Emirates consists of seven independent city-states: Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Umm al-Qaiwain, Fujairah, Ajman and Ra’s al-Khaimah.. Four-fifths of the UAE is desert but has contrasting landscapes—from the towering red dunes of the Liwa to the rich palm-filled oases of Al Ain, from the precipitous Hajar Mountains to the more fertile stretches of its coastal plains.. Though small in size (similar to the State of Maine), the UAE has become an important player in regional and international affairs.. In 1971, the late President His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan unified the small, underdeveloped states into a federation—the only one in the Arab world.. With his visionary leadership, oil wealth was used to develop the UAE into one of the world’s most open and successful economies.. In 2004, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan  ...   education (effectively eliminating illiteracy), advanced health care and embraced change as the UAE modernizes, consistent with its history and cultural values.. The UAE is also strengthening institutions of government to ensure a transparent legal system with full regard for the quality of life of all citizens and residents.. Four members of the Federal Cabinet are women.. The UAE is a member of the United Nations, the World Trade Organization, the Arab League and the Gulf Cooperation Council.. Today the UAE is a strong, vibrant and modern nation that is open to the world.. “The UAE is a young country in spirit and in outlook.. We believe that with vision and enterprise that anything is possible… We see ourselves as a model of openness and tolerance, a force for positive change in what can often be a tough neighborhood.. “.. Ambassador Al Otaiba..

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  • Title: History | UAE Embassy in Washington, DC
    Descriptive info: History.. HH Sheikh Zayed, Founder.. The UAE’s rich history is rooted in trade and tied to Islam, which came to the region in AD 630.. Its location between Europe and the Far East attracted merchants from India and China and was prized by Europeans, in particular the Portuguese, the Dutch and the British.. While Europeans sought control of the coasts, inland, the ancestors of the Bedouin made the sandy deserts of Abu Dhabi and Dubai their home.. The town of Abu Dhabi became an important center.. In the 19th century, the British signed a series of agreements with the individual emirates that resulted in the area becoming known as “The Trucial States.. ” They agreed not to dispose of any territory except to the United Kingdom and not to enter into relationships with any foreign government other than the United Kingdom without its consent.. In return, the British promised to protect the coast from all aggression by sea and to help in case of land attack.. The pearling industry thrived in 19th and early 20th centuries, providing income and employment to the people of the Gulf.. Many inhabitants were semi-nomadic, pearling in the summer and tending date gardens in the winter.. But the economic depression in  ...   largest donor.. In the meantime, HH Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, de facto Ruler of Dubai since 1939, developed shipping to replace pearling revenues.. When Dubai’s oil exports started in 1969, Sheikh Rashid was able to use oil revenues to improve the quality of life of his people.. At the beginning of 1968, when the British announced their intention to withdraw from the Arabian Gulf, Sheikh Zayed acted rapidly to establish closer ties with the emirates.. With Sheikh Rashid, Sheikh Zayed called for a federation that would include not only the seven Emirates that together made up the Trucial States, but also Qatar and Bahrain.. Agreement was reached between the rulers of six of the Emirates (Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Umm al-Qaiwain, Fujairah and Ajman), and the Federation to be known as the United Arab Emirates was formally established on 2 December 1971.. The seventh Emirate, Ra’s al-Khaimah, acceded to the new Federation the following year.. Since then, the seven Emirates have forged a distinct national identity.. The UAE’s political system combines traditional and modern and enabled the country to develop a modern administrative structure while ensuring that traditions of the past are maintained, adapted and preserved.. UAE History (PDF).. Recent developments on UAE history..

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