Industry Leaders Underscore Importance of U.S.-U.A.E. Bilateral Business Ties in Meeting with Visiting U.S. Congressional Delegation

Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) and Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) while leading a CODEL to the U.A.E. discussed the U.S.-U.A.E. bilateral relationship with U.S.-U.A.E. Business Council member companies at a roundtable discussion on Saturday, May 1st in Dubai’s Ritz Carlton DIFC. The U.S.-U.A.E. Business Council hosted the event and U.S. Consul General in Dubai, Philip Frayne, […]

U.A.E. – Israel Peace Creating Major “Ripple Effects” throughout the Middle East

Ambassador Eitan Na’eh, Israel’s first Head of Mission to the U.A.E., underscored the significant regional impact of growing people-to-people ties between Israel and the U.A.E. during a U.S.-U.A.E. Business Council webinar. A video of the webinar, which was held on Tuesday, April 20th, can be found here.  Ambassador Na’eh opened the webinar by expressing the genuine excitement around […]

Climate Change “Fundamental” to U.A.E.’s View of “Present and Future”

In the wake of ​U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry’s visit to the U.A.E., and ahead of the Biden Administration’s ​Leaders Summit on Climate, Ms. Hana AlHashimi, Head of the Office of the U.A.E. Special Envoy for Climate Change, underscored the U.A.E.’s commitment to addressing climate change, ​telling a Business Council audience that ​”climate action is built into our polic​ies” ​and the U.A.E. […]

Food & Water Security Central to U.A.E. Future Plans

Wassim Said, Advisor for Policy & Strategy at the U.A.E. Food and Water Security Office, emphasized the centrality of U.S. partnerships to the country’s Food and Water Security Strategy in a U.S.-U.A.E. Business Council webinar held on Thursday, April 8th.  A video of the webinar can be found here.  Mr. Said contextualized the U.A.E.’s food security strategy within […]

U.A.E. Pursuing “Strategic Diversification” in Relations with China

A panel of experts detailed the ways in which the U.A.E. is carefully balancing its relations with China and the U.S. during a conversation convened by the Middle East Institute and the U.S.-U.A.E. Business Council. A video of the webinar can be found here.  Dr. Paul Salem, President of the Middle East Institute set the stage for […]

U.S. Companies Encouraged to Compete for U.A.E. Renewable Alternative Energy Projects

In the wake of United States Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry’s weekend visit to the U.A.E., His Excellency Yousif Ahmed Al Ali, Assistant Undersecretary for Electricity, Water, and Future Energy at the U.A.E. Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure​, underscored the U.A.E.’s commitment to ​”working on all fronts to reduce its carbon footprint” during a Business Council webinar ​on 6 April 2021. A […]

Abu Dhabi Hydrogen Alliance Poised to Transform U.A.E. and Global Energy Landscape

Leadership of the Abu Dhabi Hydrogen Alliance, consisting of Mubadala, ADNOC, and ADQ, ​underscored during a Business Council webinar the seriousness and “urgency” with which Abu Dhabi is endeavoring to build a hydrogen economy, stressing that now is the time to realize the “astronomical” growth potential of this sector. A video of the webinar​, which took place on […]

U.A.E. Determined to Accelerate COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution to Low and Middle Income Countries

Representatives of the U.A.E. Government, the HOPE Consortium, and the Dubai Vaccine Logistics Alliance (DVLA) spoke of their critical efforts to distribute COVID-19 vaccines globally during a U.S.-U.A.E. Business Council webinar held on 23 March 2021. A video of the webinar can be found here. In a conversation moderated by Mr. Danny Sebright, President of the U.S.-U.A.E. Business Council, […]

ADIO Director General Outlines ‘Recipe for Success’ of Abu Dhabi Ecosystem

Abu Dhabi Investment Office (ADIO) Director General Dr. Tariq Bin Hendi and a panel of important players in Abu Dhabi’s tech ecosystem outlined the value of strong global relationships, constant iteration, and forward-looking goals in developing a thriving Abu Dhabi tech ecosystem. These remarks occurred within the context of a Business Council webinar titled Abu Dhabi: Rising Tech […]