UAE — U.S. 50 Years in Partership

In celebration of the dynamic partnership between the United States and the United Arab Emirates, this exhibition showcases 50 photographs that recall notable moments, events, and people. While Americans and Emiratis had collaborated in education, medicine, and business in earlier years, the official relationship began with U.S. recognition of the UAE’s founding in 1971 and has built steadily in depth and breadth through diverse, forward-looking partnerships. The exhibition traces relationships and initiatives that have shaped five key areas of mutual interest: diplomacy and security, trade and business, health and sports, education and environment, and arts and culture. A spirit of collaboration, innovation, and giving runs through these endeavors. Visitors are invited to discover these accomplishments and human stories through the voices and images of this shared history. — Dr. Michele Bambling


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This exhibition was made possible through the generous support and participation from the Embassy of the United States in Abu Dhabi and the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in Washington, D.C. in partnership with the Meridian Center for Cultural Diplomacy in Washington, DC. Exhibition collaborators include:

Curator: Dr. Michele Bambling

Exhibition Design: Milktrain s.c.

Production: Devoto s.r.l

Graphic Design: Fikra

Project summary

UAE — U.S. 50 Years in Partership
Regions: Europe and Eurasia, Western Hemisphere
Countries: United Arab Emirates, United States
Impact Areas: Cultural Diplomacy
Program Areas: Culture
Partners: Diplomatic Corps