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: Maisoon Al Saleh
Arts & Culture
Innovation & Education

Maisoon Al Saleh

An Emirati artist on how her childhood in the US inspires her art today

50 Years | 50 Faces: Hazzaa AlMansoori & Sultan AlNeyadi
Diplomatic Relations
Innovation & Education

Hazzaa AlMansoori & Sultan AlNeyadi

The UAE's first astronauts reflect on UAE-US space cooperation

50 Years | 50 Faces: Ambassador Michael Corbin
Diplomatic Relations
Innovation & Education

Ambassador Michael Corbin

The former US ambassador to the UAE on how the country is a “global crossroads"

50 Years | 50 Faces: Tim Shriver and Krystal Johnson
Innovation & Education
Society & Values

Tim Shriver and Krystal Johnson

The Special Olympics chair and Team USA athlete on how the UAE welcomed the world to Abu Dhabi

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

Hattem Mattar
Business & Economy
Society & Values

Hattem Mattar

The UAE pitmaster who brought Texas-style brisket to Dubai

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