The UAE and US are close friends and strong allies. With shared interests and common values, the UAE and US work together to promote regional security, create economic prosperity and address pressing global challenges.
From security and trade to climate action, healthcare, sports and the arts, together the UAE and the US are united for a better future.
United in Security
The UAE and the US are committed to preserving security and strengthening stability in the Middle East and the world. The UAE is a critical US ally, providing essential support for US troops, aircraft and naval vessels in the Middle East region. The UAE and the US work together to counter violent extremism and block the flow of funds and foreign fighters to terrorist groups.
United in Prosperity
With one of the most open and innovative economies in the world, the UAE is a dependable and significant partner of the US. Since 2009, the UAE has been the US’ largest export market in the Middle East region. The US’ $11.68 billion trade surplus with the UAE in 2020 was its fourth largest globally. UAE-US bilateral trade exceeded $17.8 billion in 2020, supporting over 88,000 jobs in the US, across sectors like aviation, health care and infrastructure.
United in Vision
The UAE and the US share a future-oriented vision based on climate action, inclusion, gender equality, diversity, educational advancement and the promotion of arts and culture. Cultural, educational and medical exchanges between the UAE and the US are spurring innovation and inspiring creativity while connecting the people of both countries.
The UAE is 50 this year. To celebrate five decades of deep friendship between the UAE & USA, we’re sharing stories from our shared history. We invite you to explore 50 Years | 50 Faces.
For more information, visit the UAE Embassy in Washington, DC.