U.S. Consulate General Dubai Open House for U.S. Citizens

Dear U.S. citizens: Greetings from the American Citizen Services Unit at U.S. Consulate General Dubai! U.S. citizens and their immediate family members are invited to an Open House on September 28, 2019.  Come join us to learn about services available to U.S. citizens, voting overseas, studying in the U.S., and visa information for the United ... Read More»

Statement on International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief

Statement on International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief We welcome the decision of the UN to designate August 22 as the International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief. Tragic events such as the bombings of churches in Colombo, killings at ... Read More»

Applications Open for the 2020-21 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program

Hubert H. Humphrey Program Fellowship  The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship is one of the flagship exchange programs offered by the United States Department of State worldwide. This Program is a Fulbright exchange activity. Its primary funding is provided by the U.S. Congress through the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of ... Read More»

Applications Open for the 2020-21 Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Program

Introduction to the 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 ... Read More»

2019 Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights proclaims that “everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion.”  Throughout history, religious expression and people of faith have played important roles in our global community, promoting peace and tolerance.  As one of the first rights enshrined in the Constitution of the United States of America, ... Read More»

Treasury Targets Iranian-Backed Hizballah Officials for Exploiting Lebanon’s Political and Financial System

Washington – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated key Hizballah political and security figures leveraging their privileged positions to facilitate Hizballah’s malign agenda and do Iran’s bidding.  Specifically, OFAC designated Hizballah Members of Parliament Amin Sherri and Muhammad Hasan Ra’d, and Hizballah security official Wafiq Safa, for ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met today with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.  The Secretary and the Crown Prince discussed the heightened tensions in the region and the need for more robust maritime security in order to promote freedom of navigation in ... Read More»

FAA issues order prohibiting flights over the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman

KICZ A0019/19 – SECURITY..UNITED STATES OF AMERICA PROHIBITION AGAINST CERTAIN FLIGHTS IN THE OVERWATER AREA OF THE TEHRAN FLIGHT INFORMATION REGION (FIR) (OIIX) ABOVE THE PERSIAN GULF AND GULF OF OMAN ONLY ALL FLIGHT OPERATIONS IN THE OVERWATER AREA OF THE TEHRAN FLIGHT INFORMATION REGION (FIR) (OIIX) ABOVE THE PERSIAN GULF AND GULF OF OMAN ... Read More»

U.S. National Security Adviser and Mohamed bin Zayed discuss latest regional, global developments

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and visiting U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton had an official meeting on Wednesday and discussed several issues of mutual concern, including joint coordination as part of the international efforts to counter violence, extremism, and ... Read More»

Ramadan iftar and suhoor 2019

U.S. Embassy Abu Dhabi hosted the 2019 iftar reception and also supported the “Preservation of Grace” initiative run by the UAE Red Crescent. And in Dubai, U.S. Consul General Philip Frayne hosted a suhoor at the Etihad Museum to celebrate with our Emirati and other Muslim friends our shared values of diversity and co-existence, as ... Read More»

Kimberly A. Reed of West Virginia Sworn in as EXIM President and Chairman

Washington, D.C. – Kimberly A. Reed, a native of West Virginia, was sworn in as president and chairman of the board of directors of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM). The swearing-in ceremony took place at EXIM headquarters in Washington, D.C. Ms. Reed was sworn in by Joyce Stone, EXIM assistant corporate secretary. ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens

Message for U.S. Citizens – U. S. Embassy Abu Dhabi and U.S. Consulate General Dubai Location: United Arab Emirates, countrywide Event:  The U.S. Embassy/Consulate General in the UAE advises all U.S. citizens of heightened tensions in the region.  U.S. citizens are strongly encouraged to maintain a high level of vigilance and practice good situational awareness. Worldwide Caution ... Read More»

Remarks by President Trump at 2019 White House Iftar Dinner

THE PRESIDENT:  Well, thank you very much, everybody.  Please.  And good evening. During this very special time when Muslims around the world celebrate Ramadan, it is my great privilege to welcome you to this Iftar dinner at the White House. We’re pleased to be joined by Vice President Mike Pence.  Where is Mike?  Please, Mike.  ... Read More»

رسالة الرئيس بمناسبة حلول شهر رمضان المبارك للعام 2019

البيت الأبيض مكتب السكرتير الصحفي للنشر الفوري 5 أيار/مايو 2019 أبعث بأحر التهاني لكافة المسلمين بمناسبة حلول شهر رمضان المبارك. شهر رمضان هو الشهر الذي أنزل فيه القرآن الكريم على النبي محمد. وعند تحري رؤية هلال رمضان، ستقوم الأسر والمجتمعات المسلمة بتكريم هذه الذكرى وتبدأ شهرا مكرسا للتأمل الذاتي والتجدد الروحي والتقوى والصلاة. يصوم المسلمون ... Read More»

Presidential Message on Ramadan, 2019

I send my warmest greetings to all Muslims observing the holy month of Ramadan. Ramadan commemorates when the sacred Quran was revealed to Muhammad.  At the spotting of the crescent moon, Muslim families and communities will honor this revelation by beginning a month of inward reflection, spiritual renewal, and prayer. During Ramadan, Muslims fast from ... Read More»

بيان للوزير بومبيو بمناسبة حلول شهر رمضان المبارك

وزارة الخارجية الأمريكية مكتب المتحدث باسم وزارة الخارجية للنشر الفوري بيان للوزير بومبيو 5 أيار/مايو 2019 بالنيابة عن وزارة الخارجية الأمريكية، أبعث بأفضل التمنيات للمجتمعات المسلمة في الولايات المتحدة ومختلف أنحاء العالم بمناسبة حلول شهر رمضان المبارك. يمثل هذا الشهر بالنسبة إلى الكثير من المسلمين مناسبة للتركيز على التجدد الروحي والعطف والمثابرة والانسجام عبر المجتمعات ... Read More»

الإعلان عن تقديم طلبات منحة “فولبرايت” لدراسة الماجستير للطلاب الإماراتيين للأعوام 2020-2021 الدراسية

الإعلان عن تقديم طلبات منحة “فولبرايت” لدراسة الماجستير للطلاب الإماراتيين للأعوام 2020-2021 الدراسية يسر السفارة الأمريكية في دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة الإعلان عن البدء بإستقبال طلبات منحة “فولبرايت” الدراسية للأعوام الأكاديمية 2020-2021. يتم تمويل برنامج التبادل الأكاديمي هذا من قِبل وزارة الخارجية الأمريكية. تم إطلاق البرنامج في عام 1946 من قبل السناتور الأمريكي وليام ج. ... Read More»

Announcing the Fulbright Foreign Student Program for 2020-2021

Announcing the Fulbright Foreign Student Program for 2020-2021 The Embassy of the United States in the United Arab Emirates is pleased to announce the opening of the Fulbright Foreign Student Program application process for 2020-2021. This academic exchange program is funded by the U.S.  Department of State. It was initiated by U.S. Senator William J. ... Read More»

Unauthorized Visa Fee Scams

The U.S. Mission to the UAE has observed that a number of nonimmigrant visa applicants are paying more than the $160 visa (MRV) application fee. Based on a recent survey, we estimate that over 20% of nonimmigrant visa applicants have overpaid the MRV fee. In addition, many people in the UAE interested in getting a ... Read More»

Statement from the Press Secretary on Cooperation between the United States, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates on Energy and Iran Policies

President Donald J. Trump has decided not to reissue Significant Reduction Exceptions (SREs) when they expire in early May. This decision is intended to bring Iran’s oil exports to zero, denying the regime its principal source of revenue. The United States, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates, three of the world’s great energy producers, ... Read More»

Advancing the U.S. Maximum Pressure Campaign On Iran

 Fact Sheet  Office of the Spokesperson  Washington, DC  April 22, 2019  The United States is not granting any Significant Reduction Exceptions to existing importers of Iranian oil. Maximum pressure means maximum pressure. Secretary Pompeo announced his decision not to grant any Significant Reduction Exceptions to existing importers of Iranian oil. As the Secretary has said, ... Read More»

President Donald J. Trump Is Working to Bring Iran’s Oil Exports to Zero

CUTTING OFF IRAN’S OIL EXPORTS: President Donald J. Trump is taking action intended to bring Iran’s oil exports to zero and deny the regime its principal source of revenue. The Trump Administration has decided not to reissue Significant Reduction Exceptions (SREs) when they expire in early May. This move aims to bring Iran’s oil exports ... Read More»

Decision on Imports of Iranian Oil

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo Washington, DC April 22, 2019 Today we are announcing the United States will not issue any additional Significant Reduction Exceptions to existing importers of Iranian oil. The Trump Administration has taken Iran’s oil exports to historic lows, and we are dramatically accelerating our pressure campaign in a calibrated way that ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus: Secretary Michael R. Pompeo met today with Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates. The Secretary thanked the Foreign Minister for the United Arab Emirates’ support for UN Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths. The Secretary and the Foreign Minister agreed ... Read More»

Arabic Calligraphy

  U.S. Consul General Philip Frayne welcomed Sheikh Mansoor bun Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who honored us by attending a private preview of Arabic calligraphy works of American artist Everitte Barbee and UAE-based artists Narjes Noureddine and Diana Allam. The Consul General presented an original piece of Barbee’s work to Sheikh Mansoor, the ghaf ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Services in Al Ain May 2nd, 2019

U.S. Embassy Abu Dhabi Message for US Citizens: Consular Services in Al Ain May 2, 2019 The American Citizen Services Unit at the U.S. Embassy in Abu Dhabi is coming to Al Ain city at the Aloft Al Ain Hotel ( Address : Al Ain Square – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates Phone: +971 3 713 8888) on May ... Read More»

President Donald J. Trump Is Holding the Iranian Regime Accountable for Its Global Campaign of Terrorism

INCREASING MAXIMUM PRESSURE: President Donald J. Trump is holding the Iranian regime accountable by targeting the primary entity that carries out its global campaign of terror.  The Administration is designating the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) to counter Iran’s global campaign of terrorism. The Trump Administration is taking this ... Read More»

Registration Now Open for SelectUSA Investment Summit 2019

Registration Now Open for SelectUSA Investment Summit 2019     Registration is open for the 2019 SelectUSA Investment Summit. If you represent a business and are considering opening or expanding operations, the SelectUSA Summit will help you find the answers you need more efficiently, saving you time and money. You’ll discover more about how, where, ... Read More»

U.S. Special Olympics Team departs from Abu Dhabi International Airport

U.S. Special Olympics Team departs from Abu Dhabi International Airport Special Olympics team departs through AUH’s U.S. Customs and Border Protection Preclearance facility 305 U.S. athletes, 30 coaches, and 10 medical providers depart from AUH 23 March 2019, Abu Dhabi, UAE: The U.S. Special Olympics Team has departed from Abu Dhabi International Airport’s (AUH) U.S. ... Read More»

كلمة القائم بأعمال السفارة الأمريكية ستيف بوندي بمناسبة عيد الإستقلال الأمريكي

في روما القديمة، كان المصارعون يقولون وهم يهمون بالدخول إلى الحلبة : “ دعني أفوز. فإن لم أستطع دعني أكون شجاعا في المحاولة!”. بهذه الكلمات، افتتحت الامريكية إيونيس كينيدي شرايفر أول ألعاب أولمبية خاصة في عام 1968، وقد كان ذلك العام مليئا بالإضطرابات في الولايات المتحدة، ولكنه كان أيضا مليئا بالإنجازات الكبيرة. فقد تم توقيع ... Read More»

Remarks for Chargé d’Affaires Steven C. Bondy 2019 National Day Event

“In ancient Rome, the gladiators went into the arena with these words on their lips: ‘Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.’” With those words, American Eunice Kennedy Shriver inaugurated the first ever Special Olympics Games in 1968. In the United States, this was a year of ... Read More»

Readout of the President’s call with United Arab Emirates Crown Prince Mohamed bin Zayed

Today the President spoke with United Arab Emirates Crown Prince Mohamed bin Zayed. During the call the President thanked the Crown Prince for the UAE’s support in recovering United States citizen Danny Burch from captivity in Yemen and reuniting him with his family. They also discussed regional security issues and efforts to promote stability in ... Read More»

Readout of the Meeting with Trump Administration Officials and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan

Senior Advisor to the President Jared Kushner, Special Representative for International Negotiations Jason Greenblatt, and United States Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook met yesterday in the United Arab Emirates with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan. They discussed increasing cooperation between the United States and the United Arab Emirates, and the Trump Administration’s ... Read More»

IDEX 2019

Chargé d’Affaires Steve Bondy joined Lt. General Patricia E. McQuistion of the Association of the United States Army to open the American Pavilion at IDEX 2019, where more than 100 American companies exhibited the most innovative defense technologies. Read More»

SCAM ALERT-Phone Spoofing!

It has come to the attention of the U.S. Mission in the UAE that fraudsters masquerading as embassy/consulate officials are making calls to the general public from the number 02-414-2200 and asking them to deposit money in different accounts for consular services. The general public is hereby informed that the Embassy/Consulate does not make such calls. The ... Read More»

U.S. pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai unveiled

U.S. Consul General Dubai Philip Frayne and Director of the U.S. Department of State’s Expo Unit James Core unveiled the initial plans for the building of the U.S. Pavilion and its experiences. The event featured the unveiling of an architectural model of the US pavilion, designed by world-renowned American architect Curtis W. Fentress, FAIA, RIBA; ... Read More»

USAID and UAE MOFA signed a memorandum of understanding

USAID Senior Development Advisor Mary Eileen Devitt and UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Assistant Minister of State for International Development Affairs Sultan Al Shamsi signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to establish a framework for collaboration in support of the Food for Thought School Feeding Program implemented by World Food Program in ... Read More»

ADIPEC Kick-Off Breakfast

Chargé d’Affaires Steve Bondy kicked off AmCham Abu Dhabi’s breakfast before ADIPEC 2018 began. The U.S. delegation is led by the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Oil and Gas Shawn Bennett. Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC) is intended for international and regional Oil and Gas professionals, who are involved in both the technical and non-technical ... Read More»

The Walk Unified Event

The U.S. Embassy was delighted to take part in the Walk Unified at Umm Al Emarat Park on November 9, 2018, as part of the Walk of Tolerance during the Tolerance National Festival. The walk was led by H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed, the UAE’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation amid a massive ... Read More»

Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad Travel to the United Arab Emirates

Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad Travel to the United Arab Emirates   Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad traveled to the United Arab Emirates on November 13-14 to participate in meetings with officials from the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan and Pakistan on the peace process.  All sides reaffirmed their strong ... Read More»

“Outlaw Regime: A Chronicle of Iran’s Destructive Activities” White Paper

This report documents the magnitude of the Islamic Republic’s destructive activities at home and abroad. Many of the activities highlighted have occurred recently, while others date back to the early days of the revolution. As this report makes clear, the one constant is that the Iranian regime will do whatever it takes to maintain its ... Read More»

The United States Mission to the UAE Launches Discover America 2018

The United States’ Mission to the UAE and the U.S. Commercial Service are delighted to launch Discover America 2018, a series of trade promotion events celebrating the multitude of connections between the U.S. and the United Arab Emirates.   During Discover America 2018, which will take place from October 15 to October 31, the U.S. ... Read More»

U.S. Mission to the UAE and ISN organize American Education Expo 2018

The International Student Network (ISN), in partnership with United States Mission to the UAE and EducationUSA, will stage this year’s annual American Education Expo education fair in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.   Accredited U.S. universities and educational institutions will present university programs from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Friday, September 28, in Abu Dhabi ... Read More»

Embassy Abu Dhabi hosted the Citizen Liaison Volunteers to thank them for their service to the community

Embassy Abu Dhabi hosted the Citizen Liaison Volunteers to thank them for their service to the community. CLVs play an essential role in identifying the needs of the U.S. citizen community so that we may work more effectively to address security, safety, and health issues that affect U.S. citizens abroad. Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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. Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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. Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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: ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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) ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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, ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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, ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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. ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»
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