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

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: Secretary William Cohen
Diplomatic Relations
Society & Values

Secretary William Cohen

The former US senator and defense secretary recounts the deep strategic relationship and military cooperation between the UAE and US

50 Years | 50 Faces: General James Mattis
Diplomatic Relations
Society & Values

General James Mattis

The former commander of US Central Command and secretary of defense describes the close cooperation between UAE and US armed forces

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: Phallon Lattimore
Diplomatic Relations
Society & Values

Phallon Lattimore

A Washington, DC school director describes how a new soccer field connected a community

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

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