50 Years 50 Faces

50 years of UAE-US friendship celebrated through 50 unique moments

This UAE Embassy storytelling campaign features contributions from well-known and lesser-known Emiratis and Americans, who share personal narratives and anecdotes that reflect on the breadth and depth of the UAE’s history and relations with the US. Their stories range from today to 50 years ago, and everywhere in between. We invite you to explore these unique moments and the deep friendship they represent. This is 50 Years | 50 Faces.

50 Years 50 Faces Video Tiles with Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba
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50 Years | 50 Faces: President George W. Bush
Diplomatic Relations
Society & Values

President George W. Bush

A special message from the 43rd President of the United States

50 Years | 50 Faces: Steve Harvey
Arts & Culture
Society & Values

Steve Harvey

The American entertainer discovers a “culture of peace” in the UAE

50 Years | 50 Faces: Tala Al Ramahi
Innovation & Education
Society & Values

Tala Al-Ramahi

Reflections on bringing the Special Olympics World Games to Abu Dhabi

50 Years | 50 Faces: Dr. Scott Kennedy
Innovation & Education
Society & Values

Dr. Scott Kennedy

The American family who founded Abu Dhabi’s first hospital

50 Years | 50 Faces: Fatima Al Ali
Arts & Culture
Society & Values

Fatima Al Ali

An Emirati hockey player takes the ice with the NHL’s Washington Capitals

50 Years | 50 Faces: President George W. Bush
Diplomatic Relations
Society & Values

President George W. Bush

A special message from the 43rd President of the United States

50 Years | 50 Faces: Steve Harvey
Arts & Culture
Society & Values

Steve Harvey

The American entertainer discovers a “culture of peace” in the UAE

50 Years | 50 Faces: Fatima Al Ali
Arts & Culture
Society & Values

Fatima Al Ali

An Emirati hockey player takes the ice with the NHL’s Washington Capitals

50 Years | 50 Faces: Tala Al Ramahi
Innovation & Education
Society & Values

Tala Al-Ramahi

Reflections on bringing the Special Olympics World Games to Abu Dhabi

50 Years | 50 Faces: Dr. Scott Kennedy
Innovation & Education
Society & Values

Dr. Scott Kennedy

The American family who founded Abu Dhabi’s first hospital

50 Years | 50 Faces: Phallon Lattimore
Diplomatic Relations
Society & Values

Phallon Lattimore

The Washington, DC school director describes how a new soccer field became the center of activity for an entire community

Sultan Al Qassemi
Arts & Culture
Innovation & Education

Sultan Al Qassemi

The Emirati teacher introducing UAE culture to university students in the US

Omran Sharaf
Business & Economy
Innovation & Education

Omran Sharaf

The Emirates Mars Mission director who led a team of Emirati and American engineers and scientists

Dr. Tom Mihaljevic
Business & Economy
Innovation & Education

Dr. Tom Mihaljevic

The surgeon who opened Cleveland Clinic in Abu Dhabi

Ali Alghfeli
Arts & Culture
Society & Values

Ali Alghfeli

An Emirati student who documented his road-trip across the USA

Ambassador Marcelle Wahba
Diplomatic Relations
Society & Values

Ambassador Marcelle Wahba

The US Ambassador posted to the UAE just after 9/11

50 Years 50 Faces Video Tiles with Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba
Diplomatic Relations
Society & Values

Ambassador Al Otaiba

The UAE Ambassador shares his earliest US memories as a student-athlete at Georgetown University

Farouk El-Baz
Diplomatic Relations
Innovation & Education

Farouk El-Baz

The scientist who introduced Apollo astronauts to Sheikh Zayed

Michele Bambling
Arts & Culture
Innovation & Education

Michele Bambling

An American professor cataloguing the UAE’s history with her Emirati students

Hattem Mattar
Business & Economy
Society & Values

Hattem Mattar

The UAE pitmaster who brought Texas-style brisket to Dubai

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