Alumni Stories

Yousef Al Otaiba (F’95)

United Arab Emirates Ambassador to the United States

Location: Georgetown University, Davis Performing Arts Center
Producer/Interviewer: Anneliesa Clump Alprin (G’06)
Editor: Lisa Fthenakis (C’10)Yousef Al Otaiba

At the age of 18, Al Otaiba left his home in the United Arab Emirates to attend Georgetown’s Walsh School of Foreign Service, his first visit to the United States. He remembers the “warmth, friendships, diversity and internationalism” of the campus. Seventeen years later, Al Otaiba was named the United Arab Emirates ambassador to the United States.

His Excellency Yousef Al Otaiba, ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to the United States, took up his Washington, D.C.-based post in July 2008. Ambassador Al Otaiba had previously served seven years as the director of international affairs for the Court of the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi. During that time, he was a senior counselor to His Highness General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and deputy supreme commander of the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces.

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Embassy of the United Arab Emirates

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