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“There are few other international relationships more important to the UAE than our deep and continuing relationship with Children’s National Medical Center. Seriously ill #UAE kids are getting the best care in the world at Children’s National, and its research is improving care for all children everywhere.” 
— His Excellency Yousef Al OtaibaUnited Arab Emirates Ambassdor to the United States

Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba joined Morning Joe on April 4, 2014 to discuss America’s role in the Middle East, US-UAE positive relations and partnerships and next week’s Children’s National Medical Center #ChildrensBall, providing vital support to give the best treatment possible to every child.

Returning as the season opening round in 2014, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates takes its Red Bull Air Race hosting to new heights - having much more to see and do than ever before. http://ow.ly/u6Xs8

From humble beginnings, almost isolated from the rest of the world just over 40 years ago, the United Arab Emirates today is one of the most hyper-connected important places on the planet, where more than 200 different nationalities peacefully and prosperously mingle daily. UAE is a unique trans-continental trade hub and a nexus for innovation in the fields of technology, art, culture and the wider knowledge economy. UAE has established itself as a vital global player in areas ranging from political diplomacy to environmental engineering to software development, and from film production to biotechnology.

"(Dubai) a city that speaks to what’s possible when people of vision and imagination can pursue their dreams."
Barack Obama
President, United States of America

The #UAE and US Armed Forces regularly cooperate on both training and operational missions and exercises to strengthen this important alliance. This is evidenced by a recent exercise called Red Flag held at #Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada. This documentary follows a group of Emirati F-16 fighter pilots and maintenance officers from the UAE Air Force, representing their country for the first time at the world’s most challenging aerial combat exercise.

(Source: vimeo.com)

U.S. Department of State Sec. John Kerry met with His Highness General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the #UAE Armed Forces, UAE Foreign Minister, His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and UAE Ambassador to the United States, Yousef Al Otaiba in Abu Dhabi to discuss a number of issues, including ways to improve regional security and peace, the humanitarian crisis in #Syria the recent #Geneva 2 talks and current developments in #Egypt. Http://ow.ly/tIXN0

Bored of F1 and NASCAR? Try dune bashing, the UAE’s extreme motorsport
By Jon Jensen, CNN

For nine days every year, the streets of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, come alive in spectacular colors, sights and music. Sharjah Tourism Authority’s Sharjah Light Festival highlights Emirati, Arab and Islamic culture with talented artists, designers, lighting and computer engineers and programmers utilizing cutting-edge 3D technology to narrate the story of Sharjah’s heritage and architecture by projecting their amazing creations onto historic buildings, mosques and museums all over the city. http://ow.ly/tsNem #SLF

@BillGates w/ @GatesFoundation will address @GFIA2014 opening ceremony in #AbuDhabi Feb 3 http://ow.ly/sES2q #GFIA brings together innovators, food producers, policy makers and investors to improve agriculture development around the world by helping farmers seize agriculture’s potential in fighting global hunger and poverty.