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: 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: Dr. CJ Huff & Kim Vann
Innovation & Education
Society & Values

Dr. CJ Huff & Kim Vann

During an unprecedented disaster, Joplin Schools officials found an unexpected friend and partner in the UAE

50 Years | 50 Faces: Alia Al Mansoori
Innovation & Education
Society & Values

Alia Al Mansoori

The Emirati teen whose experiment blasted into space aboard a NASA rocket

50 Years | 50 Faces: Dr. John Sexton
Arts & Culture
Innovation & Education

John Sexton

NYU's president emeritus tells the origin story of NYU Abu Dhabi – the first comprehensive liberal arts and sciences university in the Middle East

50 Years | 50 Faces: Dr. Ajlan Al Zaki
Innovation & Education
Society & Values

Dr. Ajlan Al Zaki

An Emirati doctor whose US studies helped him find his calling

50 Years | 50 Faces: Noora Alsaeed
Innovation & Education
Society & Values

Noora Alsaeed

An Emirati researcher studies Mars from her second home in Boulder, Colorado

50 Years | 50 Faces: Dr. Michael Bates
Innovation & Education
Society & Values

Dr. Michael Bates

The Catholic school leader discovers the UAE's diverse religious community

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

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

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

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