View Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba’s photo gallery and explore his most memorable appearances, charity events and diplomatic work alongside the UAE Embassy in Washington, DC.
Ambassador Al Otaiba meets with Israel’s Ambassador to the United States to discuss the Abraham Accords and future opportunities in UAE-Israel relations.
In honor of National Blood Donor Month, Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba participates in a blood drive organized by the UAE Embassy’s Cultural Department and Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC.
Yousef Al Otaiba celebrates the UAE’s 43rd National Day on December 2, 2014.
Yousef Al Otaiba attends the launch of the Emirates Leadership Initiative at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
Ambassador Al Otaiba addresses attendees at the UAE Embassy’s 45th UAE National Day celebration in 2016, which highlighted the UAE’s role as a hub for business and innovation.
Events hosted at the UAE Embassy in Washington, DC provide an opportunity for UAE nationals to celebrate Emirati culture and educate Americans about the country.
The UAE’s leadership implements policies to empower future generations. At the UAE Embassy’s 2016 National Day celebration, Ambassador Al Otaiba noted that the UAE’s future-oriented outlook is “grounded in the vision of Sheikh Zayed, who recognized that we must adapt to thrive in a rapidly changing world.”
On July 20, 2020, the UAE launched the Arab world’s first interplanetary spacecraft to Mars. Ambassador Al Otaiba discusses initial plans for the mission at the UAE Embassy’s 44th UAE National Day celebration at the National Air and Space Museum in 2015.
The UAE’s space program aims to enhance the UAE’s knowledge economy and drive innovation. At the UAE Embassy’s 44th UAE National Day celebration at the National Air and Space Museum, Ambassador Al Otaiba underscores how the UAE’s space program will inspire a new generation of scientists and engineers.
In March 2020, members of Congress, Special Olympics athletes, and the UAE Embassy diplomats gathered in the Kennedy Caucus Room of the Russell Senate Office Building for a screening of The Road to Abu Dhabi, a documentary about the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019.
Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba walks alongside Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and former US President George W. Bush at Camp David in November 2008.
Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba speaks at a briefing at the UAE Embassy in Washington, DC in June 2018.
His Excellency Yousef Al Otaiba presented Foreign Policy’s 4th Annual Diplomat of the Year Award to former Secretary of State John Kerry in 2015.
In 2016, the UAE announced support for the Elizabeth Dole Foundation’s Hidden Heroes campaign to support America’s 5.5 million military and veteran caregivers.
H.E. Yousef Al Otaiba addresses attendees at an event at the Capitol Visitor Center to support the Elizabeth Dole Foundation’s Hidden Heroes Campaign in September 2016.
The UAE Embassy hosts an annual iftar meal during the holy month of Ramadan to celebrate the importance of religious diversity and interfaith understanding. The UAE is home to more than 200 nationalities and practitioners of countless faiths who worship freely.
Ambassador Al Otaiba and the UAE Embassy have a longstanding partnership with Children’s National Hospital in Washington, DC. For decades, physicians at Children’s National have treated Emirati patients who need specialized care. The UAE has also partnered with Children’s National to support initiatives that advance research and pediatric care.
Ambassador Al Otaiba speaks at a UAE Embassy event showcasing the Image Nation Abu Dhabi film “Every Last Child” to highlight the UAE’s partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to eradicate polio (October 2015). Since 2011, the UAE has worked with the Gates Foundation to support the distribution of life-saving vaccines where they are needed most.
In 2019, Abu Dhabi hosted the Special Olympics World Games. It was the first time the competition took place in the Middle East. Here, Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba visits a Special Olympics USA Training Camp in Delaware in September 2018.
UAE Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba addresses attendees at the Stimson Center Chairman’s Forum in June 2015.
UAE Ambassador Al Otaiba and American actor Forrest Whitaker on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in 2015.
The UAE works through multilateral channels to address pressing global issues. Here, Yousef Al Otaiba is pictured with UAE Permanent Representative to the United Nations Lana Nusseibeh and [NAME] at the UN General Assembly in 2015.
UAE Ambassador to the US Yousef Al Otaiba and UAE Permanent Representative to the United Nations Lana Nusseibeh at the UN General Assembly in 2015.
His Excellency Yousef Al Otaiba alongside Nancy Lindborg, President and CEO of the US Institute of Peace, in June 2015.
Leading up to the Special Olympics World Games 2019, the UAE Embassy in Washington, DC celebrated the journey of the Eternal Flame of Hope. The flame traveled to Abu Dhabi, where it was united with the traditional Olympic flame from Greece.
Yousef Al Otaiba virtually hosts the UAE Embassy’s 49th National Day Celebration
Ambassador Al Otaiba teamed up with the UAE Embassy and the FC Dallas Foundation to fund and construct a new soccer field at Jubilee Park & Community Center.
Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba joins top officials from the UAE, Israel and Bahrain for the Abraham Accords signing ceremony at the White House in Washington, DC.
Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba and Israeli Ambassador to the US, Gilad Erdan
UAE Embassy in Washington, DC hosts Peace Tree Planting for Earth Day
Ambassador Al Otaiba and Ambassador Erdan discuss UAE-Israel commitment to global climate change
Ambassador Al Otaiba celebrates Cleveland Clinic CEO and President Dr. Tomislav Mihaljevic’s new position as Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors for the UAE-USA Business Council.
Yousef Al Otaiba meets with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin and Israeli Ambassador to the US Gilad Erdan
Israeli President Reuven Rivlin thanks Ambassador Al Otaiba for initiating the Abraham Accords
Yousef Al Otaiba accompanied Dr. Anwar Gargash during his weeklong visit to Washington, DC
Ambassador Al Otaiba joined Dr. Anwar Gargash to celebrate Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies new partnership with the Anwar Gargash Diplomatic Academy
Yousef Al Otaiba and Dr. Anwar Gargash met with US Senators to address pressing global issues including climate change and COVID-19
Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba celebrates the upcoming Expo 2020 Dubai
The American Jewish Committee hosts Amb. Al Otaiba, UAE Foreign Minister and UAE Ambassador to Israel to discuss Abraham Accords.
Yousef Al Otaiba meets with US Envoy to Yemen and top UAE officials to discuss regional stability.
Ambassador Al Otaiba meets with Israeli Ambassador to the US, Michael Herzog
UAE Embassy Officials celebrate nation’s 50th National Day
Ambassador Al Otaiba at UAE Embassy’s 50th National Day Event
Yousef Al Otaiba pays tribute to HH Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan at UAE Embassy 50th National Day Celebration
Yousef Al Otaiba plays soccer at the newly renovated Crotona Park soccer field
Ambassador Al Otaiba attends Crotona Soccer Field ceremonial ribbon-cutting
Crotona Park presents jerseys to Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba, City Council Member Oswald Feliz, Congressman Ritchie Torres and NYC Parks First Deputy Commissioner Iris Rodriguez-Rosa
Yousef Al Otaiba speaks at the opening ceremony of the Crotona Soccer Field
Yousef Al Otaiba shakes hands with City Council Member Oswald Feliz
Yousef Al Otaiba discusses Abraham Accords with Congressman Ritchie Torres and Rabbi David Zerkind
Yousef Al Otaiba and partners of the Crotona Soccer Field renovation
Yousef Al Otaiba attends the opening ceremony of Crotona Soccer Field in the Bronx
Yousef Al Otaiba discusses Abraham Accords at Liberty University
Yousef Al Otaiba and Israel’s Ambassador to the US Michael Herzog join Hebrew University’s annual SCOPUS Award Gala
Yousef Al Otaiba joins members of the diplomatic community in offering their condolences to the UAE after the passing of Emirati President, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
At the 2022 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Yousef Al Otaiba meets Aisha and Osha Al Mansoori, a mother-daughter falconry duo from the UAE.
Yousef Al Otaiba meets with exhibitors representing the UAE at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival.
Yousef Al Otaiba participates in the CSIS | Center for Strategic & International Studies Advanced Storytelling for Change seminar.
Yousef Al Otaiba meets with Kamala Harris to honor the passing of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
Yousef Al Otaiba and US Senator Mitt Romney visit the Washington, DC Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints during an open house.
Yousef Al Otaiba joins US Senator Mitt Romney on a tour of the temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in DC.
Yousef Al Otaiba meets with members of the US Chamber of Commerce to discuss green initiatives and sustainability in space.
Ambassador Al Otaiba and UAE President HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed speak with US President Joe Biden about the UAE and US’s collaboration to advance energy security and transition.
Yousef Al Otaiba joins UAE President HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed for a virtual meeting with US President Biden to discuss energy security.
Ambassador Al Otaiba meets with Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer to discuss the state’s economic relationship with the UAE.
Fellows from the Emirates Leadership Initiative gathered at Harvard’s Kennedy School to connect with Yousef Al Otaiba on collaboration efforts between the UAE and U.S.
Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba engaged with students from the Anwar Gargash Diplomatic Academy during their trip to visit with UAE diplomats in Washington, DC.
Yousef Al Otaiba speaks at a reception celebrating the ‘passing of the torch’ from the UAE to Germany ahead of Berlin’s hosting of the Special Olympics World Games.
Yousef Al Otaiba pictured with Team UAE at the Special Olympics World Games in Berlin, Germany.
Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba cheers on Team UAE at the Berlin Special Olympics World Games held in June 2023.
Yousef Al Otaiba attends the Special Olympics World Games in Berlin.
Members of the UAE Embassy in Washington, D.C. are congratulated by Ambassador Al Otaiba on completing Georgetown University’s Executive Leadership Management Program.
Ambassador Al Otaiba speaks with Staff Brigadier General Pilot Khalid Almarzooqi, the newly appointed Military attaché, at a ceremony in Washington, D.C.
Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba stands with Shaima Gargash, Deputy Chief of Mission at the UAE Embassy in Washington, D.C.
Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba joins staff members at the UAE Embassy in Washington, D.C.
Yousef Al Otaiba and other embassy diplomats came together with members of the D.C. community to watch the Mubadala Citi D.C. Open — one of the oldest and most prestigious tennis tournaments in D.C.
Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba met with a UAE delegation to discuss the Government Exchange program.
Ambassador Al Otaiba welcomed players from the UAE Basketball Association’s U-19 Women’s National team to the embassy in Washington, D.C.