Welcome from Abdalla Shaheen, UAE Consul General in New York

Welcome to the website of the Consulate General of the United Arab Emirates in New York.

On behalf of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates, I want to thank you for taking this opportunity to learn more about the UAE and the resources offered by the Consulate.

I am honored to lead the UAE’s Consulate in New York. New York is an integral part of the rapidly expanding UAE-US bilateral relationship. Local businesses are exporting increasing numbers of goods and services to the UAE, while Emirati companies are deepening their own investments and relationships in the US. Illustrating this trend, the UAE’s Mubadala has made a $6 billion investment in US-based GlobalFoundries, the second-largest semiconductor chip maker in the world. This investment supports nearly 7,000 jobs in New York and the Northeast US.

Cultural engagement between our two countries is also growing as American academic and cultural organizations partner with UAE counterparts on exciting new projects. New York University Abu Dhabi, for example, is bringing the NYU liberal arts and sciences curriculum to a global audience and helping train the next generation of international leaders.

I encourage you to explore this site and follow the Consulate on Twitter and Facebook to learn more about the UAE and the country’s close friendship with the US.

The Consulate, on behalf of the people of the UAE, looks forward to building new relationships with our friends and communities in New York and the Eastern US.


Abdalla Shaheen
Consul General of the United Arab Emirates in New York


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