News & Events

Statement by Ambassador John Rakolta Jr.

January 8, 2021 The world witnessed shocking events unfold on January 6 at the United States Capitol, home of the most powerful and longest-enduring representative democracy in the history of the modern world. I condemn in the strongest possible terms the violence that took place in those hallowed halls. It is my firm belief that violence is never the solution.  But America’s democratic foundation ...
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Security Alert – U.S. Mission to the UAE

Location:  Countrywide Event:  During this holiday season, the U.S. Mission wishes to remind U.S. citizens in the United Arab Emirates of the need to maintain a high level of vigilance and take appropriate steps to keep up their security awareness. The Department of State remains concerned about the global threat of terrorism and the possibility ...
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USA Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai Completes Substantial Construction

PRESS RELEASE NOVEMBER 18, 2020 Dubai, UAE – The U.S. Mission to the UAE is pleased to announce the completion of substantial construction of the U.S. Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai. U.S. Ambassador to the UAE and Commissioner General of the U.S. Pavilion, John Rakolta Jr., and Counselor of the U.S. Department of State T. ...
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International Education Week & Global Entrepreneurship Week

NOVEMBER 16   ABU DHABI, UAE– This week U.S. Mission UAE is celebrating International Education Week and Global Entrepreneurship Week with a number of exciting programs to commemorate our U.S.-UAE education and entrepreneurship partnership. For example, today, November 16th, the Embassy will hold an online launch event for Rasha Amer’s short film “The Journey” that celebrates ...
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U.S. Citizen Alert: U.S. Embassy Abu Dhabi and U.S. Consulate General Dubai

The Consular Sections in Abu Dhabi and Dubai will accept and mail ballots for US citizens registered in districts holding runoff elections, including the January 5, 2021, Georgia runoff elections for two U.S. Senate seats.  Information regarding runoff elections, including registration and voting deadlines, can be found at FVAP.gov . As we cannot guarantee that ballots ...
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