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The Al Burda Award, now in its 16th year, is a regional and global platform dedicated to the recognition and regeneratio...
07/30/2021
البردة

The Al Burda Award, now in its 16th year, is a regional and global platform dedicated to the recognition and regeneration of traditional Islamic arts. This year’s edition will take place in December 2021 at Expo 2020 Dubai and includes a new category – Arabic typography.

Learn more here: www.burda.ae

منصة إبداعية مخصصة للاحتفاء بالأشكال الإبداعية ذات صلة بالفنون التقليدية الإسلامية وتشرف عليها وزارة الثقافة والشباب

07/29/2021
Hana Al Hashimi on the UAE's Commitment to Climate Action and Agtech

“What we want to see is technologies that can maximize yields, optimize resource use, reduce emissions, which are all really critical in addressing the water, energy, food nexus.” In a panel discussion cohosted by Foreign Policy and UAE Embassy in Washington, DC, Head of the Office of the UAE Special Envoy for Climate Change Hana Al Hashimi discusses Dubai’s Food Tech Valley project, a smart food global logistics hub that will facilitate innovative agtech research.

Full event here: buff.ly/3xsGq3s

07/26/2021

From moon rocks to Martian robots, check out 10 ‘out of this world’ objects that will be on display during Expo 2020 Dubai when it open this October! https://bit.ly/3qy6Le9

Stay up to date with Embassy activities and UAE government initiatives by subscribing to the Embassy’s newsletter here: ...
07/24/2021

Stay up to date with Embassy activities and UAE government initiatives by subscribing to the Embassy’s newsletter here: https://bit.ly/EmbassyNewsletter

Stay up to date with Embassy activities and UAE government initiatives by subscribing to the Embassy’s newsletter here: https://bit.ly/EmbassyNewsletter

“Zayed University X Minerva has been launched to create the next generation of problem solvers; equipping them with rele...
07/23/2021
Zayed University strikes deal with Minerva to transform degree-based learning

“Zayed University X Minerva has been launched to create the next generation of problem solvers; equipping them with relevant and applicable skills to attain lasting success and overcome future challenges." – HE Noura Al Kaabi, UAE Minister of Culture and Knowledge development on a recently announced #UAEUSA educational partnership.

Read more about this new initiative: https://www.thenationalnews.com/uae/education/zayed-university-strikes-deal-with-minerva-to-transform-degree-based-learning-1.1242603

Students will be given a new experience based around debates and problem solving to prepare them for global job market

Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre مركز محمد بن راشد للفضاء’s Lunar Mission has reached a major milestone in its journey t...
07/20/2021

Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre مركز محمد بن راشد للفضاء’s Lunar Mission has reached a major milestone in its journey to the Moon!

ISpace Inc entered the final stages of assembly for Rashid’s lander and is on schedule for a launch to be carried to space on a Falcon 9 rocket launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Learn more here: https://bit.ly/3iksyme

Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre مركز محمد بن راشد للفضاء’s Lunar Mission has reached a major milestone in its journey to the Moon!

ISpace Inc entered the final stages of assembly for Rashid’s lander and is on schedule for a launch to be carried to space on a Falcon 9 rocket launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Learn more here: https://bit.ly/3iksyme

07/19/2021
A Mission of Hope

To commemorate the 1-year anniversary of the Hope Mars Mission launch, take a look at highlights from last month’s Smithsonian discussion with UAE Minister of Advanced Technology Sarah Al Amiri and Project Director Omran Sharaf.

On the last day of his week-long trip to Washington, DC, HE Dr. Anwar Gargash toured the Smithsonian's National Museum o...
07/17/2021

On the last day of his week-long trip to Washington, DC, HE Dr. Anwar Gargash toured the Smithsonian's National Museum of Asian Art with Director Chase Robinson and his team at the Smithsonian. Dr. Gargash also met with leadership of the Smithsonian Folklife festival to discuss preparations for the 2022 edition that will feature the UAE.

“Moving the needle isn’t simply about reaching historical milestones but opening the doors for anyone to achieve their d...
07/17/2021
Why we need to encourage young Emirati women to take up Stem subjects

“Moving the needle isn’t simply about reaching historical milestones but opening the doors for anyone to achieve their dreams.” – Fatima Al Kaabi, the UAE’s youngest inventor, discusses why Emirati women should pursue STEM in a piece for The National.

Read more here: https://www.thenationalnews.com/opinion/comment/why-we-need-to-encourage-young-emirati-women-to-take-up-stem-subjects-1.1244523

Abu Dhabi has been instilling the importance of innovation in its youth

Today HE Dr. Anwar Gargash joined Johns Hopkins University leadership to announce an exciting new partnership between Jo...
07/15/2021

Today HE Dr. Anwar Gargash joined Johns Hopkins University leadership to announce an exciting new partnership between Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies | SAIS and the Anwar Gargash Diplomatic Academy that will train the next generation of leaders in the UAE and the US to tackle pressing global challenges. #SAISAGDA

Read more about this #UAEUSA initiative here: https://bit.ly/SAISAGDA

Today HE Dr. Anwar Gargash joined Johns Hopkins University leadership to announce an exciting new partnership between Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies | SAIS and the Anwar Gargash Diplomatic Academy that will train the next generation of leaders in the UAE and the US to tackle pressing global challenges. #SAISAGDA

Read more about this #UAEUSA initiative here: https://bit.ly/SAISAGDA

Salem Al Marri, head of the UAE’s astronaut program and deputy director general of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre ...
07/12/2021
UAE in talks with international partners to secure second mission to ISS

Salem Al Marri, head of the UAE’s astronaut program and deputy director general of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre مركز محمد بن راشد للفضاء, discussed the country’s plans to collaborate with international partners like the US on future space missions to the International Space Station and the Moon during the International Astronautical Federation Global Space Exploration Conference last month.

Read more here: https://www.thenationalnews.com/uae/science/uae-in-talks-with-international-partners-to-secure-second-mission-to-iss-1.1242044

Exclusive: Astronaut programme chief Salem Al Marri says discussions with Russia and United States are under way, reports Sarwat Nasir in St Petersburg

Women in the UAE are playing an increasingly large role across all sectors, including peace and security.Last month, She...
07/09/2021
Sheikha Fatima launches Women, Peace and Security Centre of Excellence

Women in the UAE are playing an increasingly large role across all sectors, including peace and security.

Last month, Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Mother of the Nation and Chairwoman of the General Women's Union launched the Women, Peace and Security Center of Excellence, which aims to empower women to be leaders in these fields. Find out more: https://www.thenationalnews.com/uae/government/sheikha-fatima-launches-women-peace-and-security-centre-of-excellence-1.1247491#2

It aims to empower women to be leaders and decision-makers in these fields

In a piece for Gulf News, Omar Ghobash, Assistant Minister for Culture and Public Diplomacy at وزارة الخارجية - الإمارات...
07/08/2021
US and UAE are partnering to fight Daesh propaganda in Africa and beyond. We need your help.

In a piece for Gulf News, Omar Ghobash, Assistant Minister for Culture and Public Diplomacy at وزارة الخارجية - الإمارات العربية المتحدة and Christopher Hodges, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Press and Public Diplomacy and Assistance Coordination in the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, highlight the UAE and US’ shared commitment to countering violent extremism, through initiatives like the Sawab Center مركز صواب.

Read the full piece on the 6th anniversary of the center’s founding: https://bit.ly/35Pd9Ej #UAEUSA

Sawab Center, a content creation hub, is pushing back against extremist disinformation

Following the arrival of the #HopeProbe at Mars this February, Deputy Chief of Mission Shaima Gargash reflected on this ...
07/07/2021
The Maجlis: UAE Becomes First Arab Nation to Reach Mars

Following the arrival of the #HopeProbe at Mars this February, Deputy Chief of Mission Shaima Gargash reflected on this achievement for the UAE in the first installment of the Embassy’s exclusive LinkedIn “The Maجlis: Reflection from UAE Diplomats.”

Ahead of the 1-year anniversary of the Hope Mars Mission launch, read the full piece here: https://bit.ly/Majlis_HopeProbe

The diplomats at the United Arab Emirates Embassy in Washington, DC, are excited to join you on LinkedIn. Here we will share the latest Embassy activities, UAE government initiatives and partnership highlights, while connecting with our friends and partners across the United States.

07/02/2021
Astronauts Jessica Meir and Hazzaa Al Mansoori Reunite

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration astronaut Jessica Meir and the UAE’s first astronaut Hazzaa Al Mansoori reunited virtually last month to reflect on their time on the International Space Station in September 2019 and the power of international cooperation in space.

Check out more highlights from the event moderated by Smithsonian’s Under Secretary of Science and Research, Dr. Ellen Stofan below! #UAEUSA

During his visit to the UAE in 2019, Pope Francis joined the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar to sign the Document on Human Frater...
07/02/2021
First images of Abu Dhabi's Abrahamic Family House under construction released

During his visit to the UAE in 2019, Pope Francis joined the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar to sign the Document on Human Fraternity to encourage interfaith dialogue and understanding. Building on the legacy of the Document, the UAE announced plans for the Abrahamic Family house - an interfaith complex that will include a church, mosque and synagogue – which is now 20% complete.

More here: https://www.thenationalnews.com/uae/heritage/first-images-of-abu-dhabi-s-abrahamic-family-house-under-construction-released-1.1241661

Aerial footage shows work on the huge project on Saadiyat Island is well under way

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06/27/2021

Stay up to date with Embassy activities and UAE government initiatives by subscribing to the Embassy’s newsletter here: https://bit.ly/EmbassyNewsletter

Stay up to date with Embassy activities and UAE government initiatives by subscribing to the Embassy’s newsletter here: https://bit.ly/EmbassyNewsletter

The legacy of the 2019 Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 continues on with a Special Olympics UAE-PASS Abu Dha...
06/26/2021
Community football group PASS kicks off partnership with Special Olympics UAE

The legacy of the 2019 Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 continues on with a Special Olympics UAE-PASS Abu Dhabi partnership that will see teams made up of players with specials needs and their peers playing unified soccer league matches.

Read more about the program that kicks off in September: https://www.thenationalnews.com/uae/education/community-football-group-pass-kicks-off-partnership-with-special-olympics-uae-1.1226680

Programme starts in Abu Dhabi in September and will team up children of all abilities

Eight infrastructure projects at the Expo 2020 Dubai site received the highest sustainability ratings for engineering, i...
06/25/2021
Expo 2020 Dubai on course to host one of the most sustainable World Expos

Eight infrastructure projects at the Expo 2020 Dubai site received the highest sustainability ratings for engineering, infrastructure, landscaping and public spaces.

Find out more about Expo 2020 Dubai’s goal to be one of the most sustainable world expos ever: https://www.thenationalnews.com/uae/government/expo-2020-dubai-on-course-to-host-one-of-the-most-sustainable-world-expos-1.1208837

Expo 2020 is the first project in the Middle East to receive an ‘excellent’ Ceequal sustainability rating

06/24/2021
Hana Al Hashimi on UAE-USA Climate Cooperation

Head of the Office of the UAE Special Envoy for Climate Change Hana Al Hashimi shared the importance of the #UAEUSA partnership in launching the Agriculture Innovation Mission for Climate during The U.S.-U.A.E. Business Council conversation with Senior Advisor, Office of the Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, David Livingston: https://bit.ly/2SYfLw

Happening Thursday at 12 PM EDT/8 PM GST, join a Young Professionals in Foreign Policy panel discussion featuring Robert...
06/23/2021

Happening Thursday at 12 PM EDT/8 PM GST, join a Young Professionals in Foreign Policy panel discussion featuring Robert Sutton of Abu Dhabi Ports and the Hope Consortium and Ruth Lopert of OECD to learn more about the UAE’s role in global vaccine distribution.

RSVP to join on June 24th: https://members.ypfp.org/event-4335893

Join YPFP for a timely panel discussion this Thursday at 12 PM EST! Thought leaders will discuss the need for global cooperation in distributing vaccines and medical supplies to developing nations.

RSVP: bit.ly/35GHXak and learn more about panelists below.

In April 2021, Unit 1 of the Barakah Plant developed by the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation launched commercial oper...
06/22/2021

In April 2021, Unit 1 of the Barakah Plant developed by the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation launched commercial operations, providing clean electricity to the UAE grid. The UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program is part of the country’s efforts to diversify its energy mix and reduce dependence on fossil fuels.

Learn more below and here: https://bit.ly/UAE_ClimateAction

In April 2021, Unit 1 of the Barakah Plant developed by the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation launched commercial operations, providing clean electricity to the UAE grid. The UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program is part of the country’s efforts to diversify its energy mix and reduce dependence on fossil fuels.

Learn more below and here: https://bit.ly/UAE_ClimateAction

06/17/2021
The Maجlis: 8th US-UAE Economic Policy Dialogue: Shaping a Sustainable Recovery toward a Better Future

From renewable energy, to artificial intelligence, to food security, UAE and US companies are working together to unlock new opportunities and create solutions to shared challenges. Following the 8th #UAEUSA Economic Policy Dialogue earlier this month, Commercial Attaché Saud Al Nowais reflects on how the bilateral economic relationship is set to grow even stronger in the years ahead.

Check out the latest installment of our exclusive LinkedIn series, “The Maجlis: Reflections from UAE Diplomats” → http://bit.ly/Majlis_8thEPD

"The green hydrogen project represents a major step forward in this direction and will greatly accelerate our production...
06/17/2021
Dubai launches pilot green hydrogen project as part of Expo 2020

"The green hydrogen project represents a major step forward in this direction and will greatly accelerate our production of renewable and clean energy sources and contribute to our ongoing climate action efforts." – UAE Climate Envoy Dr. Sultan Al Jaber.

A global leader in renewable energy, the UAE inaugurated its first green hydrogen plant at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park last month. More on this achievement here: https://www.thenationalnews.com/business/energy/dubai-launches-pilot-green-hydrogen-project-as-part-of-expo-2020-1.1225941

The project is based at Mohammed Bin Rashid Solar Park

UAE investments in clean energy projects in the US are enhancing economic opportunity and diversification while accelera...
06/11/2021

UAE investments in clean energy projects in the US are enhancing economic opportunity and diversification while accelerating global efforts to reach climate goals.

Find out more about #UAEUSA climate partnerships: http://bit.ly/UAEUSClimateInitiatives

UAE investments in clean energy projects in the US are enhancing economic opportunity and diversification while accelerating global efforts to reach climate goals.

Find out more about #UAEUSA climate partnerships: http://bit.ly/UAEUSClimateInitiatives

“In the UAE, we believe that increased cooperation between countries will be the key to a stronger and more resilient po...
06/09/2021
International cooperation key to stronger post-Covid economy: UAE minister

“In the UAE, we believe that increased cooperation between countries will be the key to a stronger and more resilient post-Covid-19 economy.” During the 2021 Global Investment Forum last week, UAE Minister of State for Foreign Trade Dr. Thani Al Zeyoudi outlined the country’s post-COVID economic approach.

Read more here: https://www.khaleejtimes.com/news/international-cooperation-key-to-stronger-post-covid-economy-uae-minister

Minister of State for Foreign Trade highlights benefits of investing in the UAE at the Global Investment Forum 2021

06/08/2021
World Oceans Day: UAE-US Partnerships to Protect the Oceans

This #WorldOceansDay, the UAE joins the United Nations in honoring an ocean that brings all of us “Life and Livelihood.”

In the latest UAE Embassy in Washington, DC Cultural Diplomacy Discussion Series, passionate environmental stewards from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi highlight ‘Mission: Iconic Reefs’ and the promising #UAEUSA partnerships to restore and revitalize coral reefs.

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