Saud Al Nowais

Since his days as a student at the American Community School of Abu Dhabi, Saud Al Nowais dreamed of a future in the US. In 2009, his dream became reality when he received a call to lead the Trade and Commercial Office at the UAE Embassy in Washington, DC. As Commercial Attaché, Al Nowais found himself at the heart of a burgeoning trade and economic relationship that has doubled over the last 14 years and made the UAE the US’ top trading partner in the Middle East region. For over a decade, he has traveled across the US supporting trade delegations, building bonds with American community leaders and business partners, and sharing insights from the UAE along the way. Listen to hear moments from Al Nowais’ time as a diplomat in the US and the special memories he carries with him today.