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. Commercial Service will partner with industry leaders to showcase the growing trade networks between the United States and the United Arab Emirates. With over $24 billion in total trade, the UAE is America’s largest export partner in the Arab world. Additionally, the UAE is the largest source of foreign direct investment from the Middle East into the United States.


Discover America 2018 will highlight key sectors such as science, technology, education, film, music, food, and tourism. The two-week long event will take place in different venues throughout the United Arab Emirates, including Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Umm Al Emarat Park, Al Serkal Avenue, and Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center.


Chargé d’Affaires Steven Bondy noted, “During the Year of Zayed, we recognize the economic vision that Sheikh Zayed had for this nation, and we seek to strengthen the ties that bind us, across trade, culture, innovation, and education. Discover America 2018 is a tremendous opportunity for us to celebrate the shared interests between the United States and the United Arab Emirates and to develop new avenues for cooperation between our nations.


Discover America 2018 will consist of special promotional events for everyone who wants to enjoy the best of America in the United Arab Emirates. Events connected to American food, film, education, and travel will be available for all to enjoy. This year’s Discover America will also feature a workshop on export controls, media presentations by healthcare professionals, and a panel discussion on intellectual property rights in the UAE, among other cultural and social events throughout the UAE.

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