Watch recent videos of His Excellency Yousef Al Otaiba, Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to the United States of America (USA).

Remarks From UAE Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba on the Soccer Field Dedication in Atlantic City, N.J.

Mar 13, 2024

Following Superstorm Sandy, the UAE Embassy partnered with affected communities to provide humanitarian aid and revitalization. As part of these recovery efforts, the embassy’s Community Soccer Program provided funding to help build a new community soccer field at the Texas Avenue Playground in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The field gives local children an easily accessible, safe and secure place to practice soccer and build teamwork skills.

Ambassador Al Otaiba Celebrates Over 20 Years of the “Open Skies” Policy at Boeing

Feb 8, 2024

For more than 20 years, the “Open Skies” policy has promoted economic exchanges through aviation — particularly between the UAE and the U.S. Over the years, Ambassador Al Otaiba has highlighted the impact of the policy and even visited Boeing’s Charleston, South Carolina facility in 2017.

Highlighting the UAE-U.S. Partnership: Hurricane Harvey Recovery Efforts

Jan 29, 2024
The UAE continues to expand its relationship with the U.S. by supporting Americans in their time of need. This friendship was exemplified following the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey in Houston in 2017. The UAE worked with local officials to tackle relief efforts across the community — which included a $10 million gift from the UAE to the state of Texas.

UAE-Johns Hopkins Medicine Partnership Brings New Advancements to Stroke Treatment Worldwide

Jan 11, 2024
The UAE and Johns Hopkins Medicine have shared 50 years of collaboration in advancing medical research and treatments for patients worldwide. In 2018, this partnership expanded through a $50 million gift from the UAE to Johns Hopkins for the establishment of the Sheikh Khalifa Stroke Institute. Since then, the Institute has worked to improve stroke patients’ diagnosis, treatment and recovery.

Ambassador Al Otaiba Discusses Emirati–Israeli Relationship Since Abraham Accords Signing

July 3, 2023

Yousef Al Otaiba partners with a panel of American and Israeli leaders to discuss the lasting impact of the Abraham Accords and the successes that have come from the agreement thus far.

Yousef Al Otaiba Discusses UAE–ADL Partnership

June 28, 2023
Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba was featured on MSNBC’s Morning Joe television show alongside Anti-Defamation League (ADL) chief executive Johnathan Greenblatt to speak on the 20-year-old partnership between the UAE and ADL and how this collaboration promotes coexistence.

Yousef Al Otaiba Kicks Off Shabbat Service Following Abraham Accords Signing

June 15, 2023

Amb. Yousef Al Otaiba kicked off the first Shabbat Service of 2020, greeting the Jewish Council of the Emirates and remarking on the opportunities for religious inclusion after the signing of the Abraham Accords.

UAE Assists US Coral Reef Restoration Program in Florida

May 25, 2023
In alignment with the UAE’s mission to protect and preserve vital ecosystems around the world, the UAE bestowed a $3.5 million grant to Mission: Iconic Reefs to support coral reef restoration efforts in the Florida Keys.

Highlights from the UAE Embassy’s Ramadan Gathering and Interfaith Discussion

May 9, 2023

In 2020, Yousef Al Otaiba, Emirati Ambassador to the US, led the UAE Embassy’s annual interfaith Iftar, which gave leaders and officials the opportunity to engage in dialogue on religious inclusion.