Sheikh Nahyan Mabarak Al Nahyan attended a farewell reception

Charge d’Affaires Steve Bondy and Mrs. Meghan Bondy welcomed His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan Mabarak Al Nahyan, who honored us by attending the farewell reception for our dear Embassy colleague, Nadia Ibrahim. After 33 years of dedicated service, Nadia is known and loved by many in the UAE, and while we will be sad to see ...
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Secretary of Defense Meets With Mohammed bin Zayed

Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, held talks with U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis in the capital on September 7. They discussed increasing defense and military ties as well as regional and international issues. They exchanged views on efforts being made to address ...
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Commander of USCENTCOM Meets Mohamed bin Zayed

General Joseph Votel, Commander of United States Central Command (USCENTCOM) met Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan in Abu Dhabi on September 3. They explored ways of further solidifying friendly bilateral ties and reviewed prospects of coordination and cooperation in defense and military fields. They also discussed an array of issues of mutual interest.
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Statement by Secretary Pompeo – On the Anniversary of the 9/11 Terror Attacks

Today we honor the nearly 3,000 people who were killed in the terrorist attacks 17 years ago on September 11. Today also marks six years since the tragic loss in Libya of Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, Glen Doherty, Sean Smith, and Tyrone Woods. The diverse nationalities of the victims of 9/11 and the attack in ...
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Applications Open for the 2019-20 Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Program

The Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA). As part of the Fulbright Foreign Student Program, the Fulbright FLTA Program is designed to develop Americans’ knowledge of foreign cultures and languages by supporting teaching assistantships in over 30 languages at ...
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Secretary Pompeo Greets Embassy Personnel and Their Families

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo greeted embassy personnel and their families at the U.S. Embassy Abu Dhabi meet and greet on July 10, 2018, during his first visit to the United Arab Emirates as Secretary of State. Secretary Pompeo thanked the embassy staff for their everyday work that ensures our partnership with the UAE ...
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Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert: Secretary Michael R. Pompeo met on July 10 in Abu Dhabi with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates. The Secretary thanked the Crown Prince and the Foreign Minister for the United Arab ...
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The “Ambassadors” Documentary

Enterprising Emirati students who left the UAE to pursue the American dream are being celebrated in a documentary. Emirati filmmaker Nahla Al Fahad has directed and produced the program offering a unique insight into the lives of globe-trotting learners who seek to further their academic studies thousands of miles from home in America. The thought-provoking film, The ...
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UAE Special Olympics Unified Cup Team

On June 25, Acting Consul General Martin Kelly and Consular Chief Rick Swart welcomed members of the UAE Special Olympics Unified Cup team, who will travel to Chicago as part of the Special Olympics 50th Anniversary Celebration from July 17-21. The Department authorized a waiver of visa application fees for athletes, coaches, and officials traveling ...
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Meeting with Consul General

On May 29, the Public Affairs Officer participated in a farewell meeting between representatives from the Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation, one of our most important PAS partners, and the Consul General. Past and future programs and collaborations were discussed, as well as the changing socio-economic environment in Ras Al Khaimah.
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Embassy Ramadan Iftar

On May 29, the Chargé d’Affaires hosted an iftar dinner for 100 Emirati guests, including community leaders, business contacts, and ambassadors, where he spoke about the significance of Ramadan as a month of giving and “a very special time to reconnect with family and friends.” Following the event, the Embassy donated the remaining food to the ...
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Applications Open for the 2019-20 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program

The U.S. Embassy in Abu Dhabi invites mid-career professionals who are UAE citizens and have a proven track record of leadership, a commitment to public service, and the capacity to take full advantage of a self-defined program of independent study to apply for the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program for the 2019-2020 academic year. This ...
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Secretary’s Remarks: Developments in Hudaydah

Press Statement Mike Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC June 11, 2018 ________________________________ The United States is closely following developments in Hudaydah, Yemen. I have spoken with Emirati leaders and made clear our desire to address their security concerns while preserving the free flow of humanitarian aid and life-saving commercial imports. We expect all parties ...
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Presidential Message on Ramadan

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MAY 15, 2018 Presidential Message on Ramadan With the rising of tonight’s moon, I send my greetings and best wishes to all Muslims observing Ramadan in the United States and around the world. During the holy month of Ramadan, Muslims commemorate the revelation of ...
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Secretary’s Remarks: On the Occasion of Ramadan

Press Statement Mike Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC May 15, 2018 On behalf of the United States Department of State, I offer best wishes to Muslims around the world for a peaceful and blessed Ramadan. For those observing this month, it is a time of reverence, generosity, and spiritual introspection. Ramadan is also a ...
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Remarks by Knox Thames Special Advisor for Religious Minorities at the International Muslim Communities Congress.

Statement by Knox Thames Special Advisor for Religious Minorities in the Near East and South/Central Asia U.S. Department of State The Future of Muslim Minorities: Opportunities and Challenges Abu Dhabi, UAE May 7-8, 2018 Promoting and protecting religious minorities is a foundational tenet of the United States, established in our constitution domestically and mandated in ...
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Statement by President Trump on Syria

THE PRESIDENT: My fellow Americans, a short time ago, I ordered the United States Armed Forces to launch precision strikes on targets associated with the chemical weapons capabilities of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad. A combined operation with the armed forces of France and the United Kingdom is now underway. We thank them both. Tonight, I ...
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Remarks by His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan Cabinet Member and Minister of Tolerance.

Music and Tolerance His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan Cabinet Member and Minister of Tolerance Music concerns itself with the vast diversity of sound as expressed in the endless variations of pitch, rhythm, dynamics, timbre and texture. Music must respect and understand its innate diversity if it is to create harmony. Likewise, a human ...
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Houthi Missile Attacks in Saudi Arabia

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC March 26, 2018 The United States strongly condemns the dangerous Houthi missile attacks aimed at several cities in Saudi Arabia Sunday night. Our condolences go out to the families of any who were killed or injured‎. We support the right of our Saudi partners to defend their ...
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Secretary’s Remarks: Annual Observance of International Women’s Day

Secretary’s Remarks: Annual Observance of International Women’s Day Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC March 8, 2018 As we commemorate International Women’s Day on March 8th, the United States renews our steadfast commitment to addressing inequalities between women and men at home and abroad and reaffirms the importance of advancing the ...
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Meeting of the Terrorist Financing Targeting Center Member States Convenes in Kuwait – March 6, 2018

Meeting of the Terrorist Financing Targeting Center Member States Convenes in Kuwait [March 6, 2018] Co-led by the United States and Saudi Arabia, TFTC members meet in Kuwait City KUWAIT CITY –On March 4-5, the United States and Saudi Arabia co-led a meeting of the Terrorist Financing Targeting Center (TFTC) in Kuwait City, Kuwait. Representatives ...
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Message to U.S. Citizens: New Requirement for UAE Employment-based Residency Permits

American Citizen Services would like to inform all U.S. citizens residing in the UAE of recent changes to the UAE residency permit application process. Applicants for employment-based UAE residency permits are now required to provide “Certificates of Good Conduct.” This policy went into effect on February 4, 2018. UAE officials have confirmed the following details: ...
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Message to U.S. Citizens:  Improvements to Safety and Security Information

On Wednesday, January 10, 2018, the Department of State will make changes to our safety and security information to make it easier to find, understand, and use. Travel Advisories will replace Travel Warnings and Travel Alerts.  Every country will have a Travel Advisory, which will provide one of four standard levels of advice.  The Travel ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Security Reminders for New Year’s Celebrations

The U.S. Embassy in Abu Dhabi and U.S. Consulate General in Dubai would like to remind U.S. citizens of the continuing need to implement sound personal security practices as they go about their daily lives and also as they celebrate the New Year. U.S. citizens are strongly encouraged to maintain a high level of vigilance ...
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President Trump’s Decision to Recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC December 6, 2017 President Trump‘s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital aligns U.S. presence with the reality that Jerusalem is home to Israel’s legislature, Supreme Court, President’s office, and Prime Minister‘s office. We have consulted with many friends, partners, and allies in advance of ...
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Court Order on Presidential Proclamation on Visas (November 13, 2017)

On November 13, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit granted, in part, the government’s motion for an emergency stay of the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii’s October 17, preliminary injunction. The preliminary injunction prohibited the U.S. government from enforcing or implementing Sections 2(a), (b), (c), (e), (g), and (h) ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Citizens Traveling to Turkey

Effective October 8, the Government of Turkey suspended visa services to U.S. citizens, to include the issuance of physical “sticker” visas at the Turkish Embassy and Consulates in the United States and the online Turkish electronic visa (otherwise known as an e-visa). At the present time, U.S. citizens are no longer permitted to apply for ...
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President Donald J. Trump Announces Enhanced National Security Measures

September 24, 2017 New security measures establish minimum requirements for international cooperation to support U.S. visa and immigration vetting Today, President Donald J. Trump announced the establishment of enhanced national security measures, aimed at creating—for the first time in history—minimum requirements for international cooperation to support visa and immigration vetting and adjudications for individuals seeking ...
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Joint Readout of Jared Kushner, Jason Greenblatt, Dina Powell, and Tim Lenderking’s Meeting with Crown Prince Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan of UAE

On August 22, 2017, Senior Advisor to the President Jared Kushner, Special Representative for International Negotiations Jason Greenblatt, Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategy Dina Powell, and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Arabian Gulf Affairs Tim Lenderking met with Crown Prince Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates and his senior ...
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Frequently Asked Questions on the Executive Order on Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States

https://www.dhs.gov/news/2017/06/29/frequently-asked-questions-protecting-nation-foreign-terrorist-entry-united-states Release Date: June 29, 2017 Q1. Who is subject to the suspension of entry under the Executive Order? Per the Executive Order and the June 14 Presidential Memorandum, the temporary suspension of entry applies, with limited exceptions, only to foreign nationals from Sudan, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, and Yemen, who are outside the United States ...
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DHS Announces Implementation Of Travel Restriction Provisions

Release Date: June 29, 2017 For Immediate Release Office of the Press Secretary WASHINGTON – The Department of Homeland Security, in coordination with the Departments of State and Justice, will begin the implementation of certain travel restriction provisions in the President’s Executive Order: Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States at ...
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U.S. Supreme Court Decision on the President’s Executive Order “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States

Press Statement Heather Nauert, ‎Department Spokesperson Washington, DC – June 26, 2017 With the objective of maximizing national security, the Department of State will implement Executive Order 13780, “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States” in an orderly fashion, consistent with the Supreme Court’s unanimous order, and in accordance with the ...
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Statement from Secretary Rex Tillerson

In regards to the continuing dispute within the GCC, we understand a list of demands has been prepared and coordinated by the Saudis, Emiratis, Egyptians, and Bahrainis. We hope the list of demands will soon be presented to Qatar and will be reasonable and actionable. We support the Kuwaiti mediation effort and look forward to ...
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Tolerance is Happiness Gala

U.S. Consul General Paul Malik spoke about the importance of tolerance at the Harvard Kennedy School Alumni Network of the UAE’s second annual gala dinner on May 18 in Dubai. Please see his full remarks (as prepared for delivery) below. Your excellency, Sheikha Lubna, ladies and gentleman, friends – good evening. I am very pleased ...
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President Donald J. Trump’s Meeting with Crown Prince Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 15, 2017 Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Meeting with Crown Prince Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates President Donald J. Trump welcomed Crown Prince Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates to the White House ...
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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis meeting UAE Crown Prince His Highness Mohammed bin Zayed al Nahyan

Readout from Secretary Jim Mattis’ Meeting with Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates. May 15, 2017 Pentagon Chief Spokesperson Dana W. White provided the following readout: Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis met with Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates Monday at the White ...
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U.S. Consul General Paul Malik participated in the Solar Decathlon Middle East Workshop

U.S. Consul General Paul Malik participated in the Solar Decathlon Middle East Workshop on April 30. Below is the full text of his remarks: “Good morning. Thank you for the kind invitation to address the Solar Decathlon Middle East workshop this morning. I would like to congratulate HE Saeed Al Tayer, Managing Director and CEO ...
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Statement by President Trump on Syria

April 6, 2017 The President: My fellow Americans: On Tuesday, Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad launched a horrible chemical weapons attack on innocent civilians. Using a deadly nerve agent, Assad choked out the lives of helpless men, women, and children. It was a slow and brutal death for so many. Even beautiful babies were cruelly murdered in ...
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Ambassador Leaf Hosts UAE OTC delegation.

The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) is where energy professionals meet to exchange ideas and opinions to advance scientific and technical knowledge for offshore resources and environmental matters. OTC is the largest event in the world for the oil and gas industry featuring more than 2,300 exhibitors, and attendees representing 100 countries. Founded in 1969, OTC’s ...
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U.S. Ambassador Inaugurates the US Pavilion at IDEX 2017 

U.S. Embassy in Abu Dhabi is Pleased to Announce Its Support for The U.S. Presence at IDEX2017. IDEX 2017, a U.S. Department of Commerce-certified trade show, is the premier land and naval defense exhibition serving the Middle East and Africa region. Over 110 American firms will participate in the show as part of the official ...
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Students at Ajman Modern School Enjoying Red Baraat ‘s Music.

Red Baraat’s UAE Concert Tour! The U.S. Embassy in Abu Dhabi and the U.S. Consulate General in Dubai are proud to sponsor the musical tour of the American band “Red Baraat” here in the UAE. (see details of concerts in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Sharjah below) Dubbed “the best party band in years”, Red Baraat’s ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Security Reminders for New Year’s Celebrations

The U.S. Embassy in Abu Dhabi and U.S. Consulate General in Dubai remind U.S. citizens of the continuing need to implement sound personal security practices as they go about their daily lives and as they celebrate the beginning of the New Year.  U.S. citizens should maintain a high level of vigilance and take appropriate steps ...
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U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP): Inspection of Electronic Devices

In response to recent reports about the inspection of electronic devices when entering the U.S., we note that there has been no change to our existing policy or practice. All international travelers arriving to the U.S. are subject to CBP inspection. This inspection may include electronic devices such as computers, disks, drives, tapes, mobile phones ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Final Opportunities to Return Voted Ballots

Don’t wait, return your voted ballot right away! Remember U.S. embassies and consulates are not polling places; same-day in-person voting is not available outside the United States. The majority of states require voted ballots to reach local election officials by the close of polls on Tuesday, November 8. U.S. citizens who want to participate in ...
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Statement on the Houthi attack of UAE Vessel

The United States strongly condemns the Houthi forces’ unprovoked attack against a UAE vessel operating near the Bab al-Mandeb yesterday. We take these threats seriously. The United States remains committed to upholding freedom of navigation through the Bab al-Mandeb. We call on the Houthi-Saleh groups to immediately cease attacks against all vessels. These provocative actions ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Absentee Voting Week is September 26-October 3

Be an Active Voter by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2016 U.S. elections and participating in Absentee Voting Week! In many states, the voter registration deadline for the November 2016 elections is October 10. For some voters this might mean their paper voter registration and absentee ballot request must reach their local election ...
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Iran Travel Warning

The Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the risks of travel to Iran. This replaces the Travel Warning for Iran dated March 14, 2016, to reiterate and highlight the risk of arrest and detention of U.S. citizens, particularly dual national Iranian-Americans. Foreigners, in particular dual nationals of Iran and Western countries including the United States, ...
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Remarks by U.S. Consul General Paul Malik: Public Affairs Dubai and Regional Media Hub Iftar

Thank you all for joining us tonight, and Ramadan Kareem. For those of you who are observing this holy month of Ramadan, all of us at the U.S. Consulate General in Dubai are delighted to break your fast with you tonight. Ramadan is a time for purification, faith and reflection, self-discipline, sacrifice, and charity. All ...
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Travel Alert – Europe

Message for U.S. Citizens: Travel Alert – Europe 1.  As part of the State Department’s continuous efforts to provide Americans travelling abroad with information about relevant events, we are alerting U.S. citizens to the risk of potential terrorist attacks throughout Europe, targeting major events, tourist sites, restaurants, commercial centers and transportation. The large number of ...
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Reminder to Maintain Personal Security Awareness

The U.S. Embassy in Abu Dhabi and U.S. Consulate General in Dubai would like to remind U.S. citizens of the continuing need to implement sound personal security practices as they go about their daily lives. We remind U.S. citizens to be particularly cautious when using online classified advertisement websites, which involve in-person transactions to buy ...
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Reminder to Maintain Personal Security Awareness

The U.S. Embassy in Abu Dhabi and U.S. Consulate General in Dubai would like to remind U.S. citizens of the continuing need to implement sound personal security practices as they go about their daily lives. We remind U.S. citizens to be particularly cautious when using online classified advertisement websites, which involve in-person transactions to buy ...
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On the Occasion of U.S. National Day

Your Excellency, Dr. Maitha Al Shamsi; Your Highnesses, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, my fellow Americans; Welcome. As you know, Independence Day as we call our beloved Fourth of July, is a celebration that is pretty challenging to pull off here in the slightly elevated temperatures of an Emirati summer. But February we find is an ...
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Travel Warning Iran

The Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the risks of travel to Iran. This replaces the Travel Warning for Iran of August 5, 2015, to reiterate and highlight the risk of arrest and detention of U.S. citizens, particularly dual national Iranian-Americans, in Iran. All U.S. citizens should stay current with media coverage of local ...
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United States Begins Implementation of Changes to the Visa Waiver Program

The United States has begun implementing changes under the Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015 (the Act). U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) welcomes more than a million passengers arriving to the United States every day and is committed to facilitating legitimate travel while maintaining the highest standards of security ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Fire at The Address Hotel in Dubai

The  U.S. Consulate General in Dubai   suggests that U.S. citizens avoid the area of the fire at The Address Hotel, near the Dubai Mall.  We urge U.S. citizens to obey any instructions of the Dubai police and other first responders on the scene. We reiterate our security message of November 22, which stated that‎ U.S. citizens are strongly encouraged to maintain a high ...
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Message for US Citizens: Visa Page Inserts Discontinued January 1, 2016

The Department of State will discontinue the consular service of adding additional visa pages to U.S. passports beginning January 1, 2016. Visa page inserts pose vulnerabilities to passport security by diminishing the effect of the radio frequency blocking material to prevent unauthorized reading of ePassports. The determination to eliminate the visa page insert service was ...
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U.S. Embassy and Consulate to Co-Host EducationUSA University Fair in Dubai September 2

Expect to hear a lot of talk about the ABCs of the university admissions process in the United States next month in Dubai. College representatives and student advisors from the region will be talking about how to make the process for international students as easy as 1-2-3. The U.S. Embassy in Abu Dhabi and Consulate ...
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Ambassador Leaf celebrates the success of the HCT students in annual Northrop Grumman ‘Innovation Challenge’

Ambassador Barbara Leaf celebrated the success of the Emirati students of the Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT) in the Northrop Grumman sponsored “Innovation Challenge” 2015 with a reception at her residence on June 15, 2015 for the participants, mentors, and sponsors. The Innovation Challenge is an autonomous flying competition focused on “learning by doing” and ...
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U.S. Embassy Celebrates Greening Initiatives on World Environment Day

Ambassador Leaf hosted environmental protection contacts from Abu Dhabi and the United Arab Emirates at the U.S. Embassy in Abu Dhabi on June 2 in recognition of World Environment Day. The evening event showcased the embassy’s eco-diplomacy efforts, including greening initiatives on the embassy grounds. “We are committed to protecting the environment, not just rhetorically, ...
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U.S. Ambassador Explores New Model of Higher Education at NYUAD’s Saadiyat Campus

The New York Times’ report last month on fake diploma scams , including allegations that many people have been affected here in the UAE, is an important reminder for American and international students interested in any of the burgeoning number of distance education opportunities. While the New York Times editorial board has encouraged Congress to pay more attention to the problem , international students should be aware ...
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U.S. Ambassador Barbara A. Leaf remarks at the National Day Celebration in Abu Dhabi on February 18, 2015

U.S. Ambassador Barbara A. Leaf On the Occasion of U.S. National Day Wednesday, February 18, 2015 The Emirates Palace Hotel Abu Dhabi, UAE   Your Excellency, Shaikha Lubna Al Qassimi, Minister for International Cooperation and Development; Your Highnesses, Ladies and Gentlemen, fellow Americans; Let me start by welcoming you all to our National Day celebration. ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens #11

U.S. Consulate General Dubai, UAE Security Message for U.S. Citizens As New Year’s Eve approaches and large gatherings and celebrations take place across the United Arab Emirates, the U.S. Embassy takes this opportunity to remind U.S. citizens of the Department of State’s Worldwide Travel Alert in which U.S. citizens are advised to be extra cautious, maintain a very high level of vigilance and take appropriate ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens #10:‎ Personal Security

U.S. Embassy Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Security Message for U.S. Citizens UAE authorities have arrested the perpetrator for the December 1 murder of a U.S. citizen and the planting of a primitive bomb at another individual’s home in Abu Dhabi. The authorities stated their commitment to bring the perpetrator to justice and to uphold ...
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