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: Dr. Jerry Green
Diplomatic Relations
Innovation & Education

Dr. Jerry Green

Proud Angeleno shares tales from 40 years of visiting the UAE

50 Years | 50 Faces: Danny Sebright
Business & Economy
Diplomatic Relations

Danny Sebright

The US-UAE Business Council president who rallied American companies in support of a historic civil nuclear cooperation agreement

50 Years | 50 Faces: Dr. Pam Olsen
Innovation & Education
Society & Values

Dr. Pam Olsen

Bringing the world-class New England autism center to Abu Dhabi

50 Faces | 50 Years: Paul Jeffries
Arts & Culture
Society & Values

Paul Jeffries

The community soccer leader who teamed up with the UAE to provide playing fields for kids

50 Years | 50 Faces: Ihab Darwish
Arts & Culture
Innovation & Education

Ihab Darwish

Emirati classical meets American jazz

50 Years | 50 Faces: Dana White
Arts & Culture
Business & Economy

Dana White

The UFC president who partnered with Abu Dhabi to pull off the impossible

50 Faces | 50 Years: Paul Jeffries
Arts & Culture
Society & Values

Paul Jeffries

The community soccer leader who teamed up with the UAE to provide playing fields for kids

50 Years | 50 Faces: Bill Bragin
Arts & Culture
Innovation & Education

Bill Bragin

The artistic director from New York helping Abu Dhabi become a global cultural capital

50 Years | 50 Faces: Suzy Sikorski
Arts & Culture
Innovation & Education

Suzy Sikorski

A New Yorker bringing Emirati art to the masses

50 Years | 50 Faces: Dorian Paul Rogers
Arts & Culture
Innovation & Education

Dorian Paul Rogers

An American slam poet cultivating the UAE’s spoken word scene

50 Years | 50 Faces: Fr. Ray Kemp, Rev. Johnnie Moore & Rabbi Bruce Lustig
Arts & Culture
Society & Values

Fr. Ray Kemp, Rev. Johnnie Moore & Rabbi Bruce Lustig

A Priest, Pastor & Rabbi reflect on the UAE Embassy's first interfaith iftar

50 Years | 50 Faces: Ihab Darwish
Arts & Culture
Innovation & Education

Ihab Darwish

Emirati classical meets American jazz

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: 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: Hanan Sayed Worrell
Arts & Culture
Society & Values

Hanan Sayed Worrell

An American author's first Thanksgiving in Abu Dhabi

50 Years | 50 Faces: Ali Kaddas Al Romaithi
Arts & Culture
Society & Values

Ali Kaddas Al Romaithi

The story of Muhammad Ali’s visit to an innovative farm in Abu Dhabi

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: Fatima Al Ali
Arts & Culture
Society & Values

Fatima Al Ali

An Emirati hockey player takes the ice with the NHL’s Washington Capitals

Sultan Al Qassemi
Arts & Culture
Innovation & Education

Sultan Al Qassemi

The Emirati teacher introducing UAE culture to university students in the US

Ali Alghfeli
Arts & Culture
Society & Values

Ali Alghfeli

An Emirati student who documented his road-trip across the USA

Michele Bambling
Arts & Culture
Innovation & Education

Michele Bambling

An American professor cataloguing the UAE’s history with her Emirati students

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