Minister of State Zaki Nusseibeh on his new role as the head of the Office of Public and Cultural Diplomacy, the UAE diaspora, fluid identities and the power of art in an era of divisive identity politics
Utilising the country’s diplomatic missions and embassies, the brightest and best artists, writers and filmmakers will show off their work.
Coming to this country in the 1960s and 1980s required determination, courage and no small measure of good humour. Many who did so left their mark on the UAE, writes James Langton
Abdullah bin Zayed and Indian External Affairs Minister announce launch of Zayed-Gandhi Digital Museum
The initiative allows people to gain insight into the lives and legacies of exceptional leaders, commemorating the 100th birth anniversary of Sheikh Zayed and 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation honours Dr. Zulekha Daud, a pioneering Indian national who arrived to the United Arab Emirates in 1964. She is believed to be the first practicing female doctor in the United Arab Emirates, who has contributed to transforming its healthcare upon her arrival.
For as long as there has been a United Arab Emirates, Zaki Nusseibeh has been by the side of its leader. He became the translator and interpreter for Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the first president of the UAE, three years before the federation was established in 1971