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

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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