The peaceful revolution and the fall of the Wall in autumn 1989 cleared the way for German reunification on 3 October 1990

9 November 1989 - 25th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall

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The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany will be closed during the Christmas holidays on Wednesday, 24th and Thursday, 25th of December 2014 and during the new year holidays on the 31st of December 2014 and the 1st of January 2015.
In case of emergency related to German nationals please call Tel: 050-6216291 for further information.

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CrossCulture Internship - Application only until 31st January 2015!

Also in 2015, the CrossCulture Internships Programme of the Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations ifa provides an opportunity to young professionals and volunteers from Germany and countries of the Islamic world to gather experience during an eight- to twelve-week-internship abroad.

Day of German Unity

On November 9th, 1989, the fall of the Berlin Wall cleared the way to German reunification. On November 25th Ambassador Dr. Lübkemeier and his wife, together with some 500 guests, celebrated German Unity at a garden party in Abu Dhabi. H. E. Dr. Abdulla Mohamed Al Nuaimi, Minister of Public Works, was the guest of honor. In his speech Dr. Lübkemeier recounted his feelings on the day the Wall was opened. Mock-up parts of the wall in its original size were on display at the venue.

„Formula 1 in School“: German Embassy congratulates „Team Boreas“

The first important decision of the Formula 1 weekend in Abu Dhabi was already reached on Wednesday evening. The German champions in the competition “Formula 1 in School”, the “Team Boreas”, secured a fantastic third place in the world championships in Abu Dhabi. In the category “athletic sportsmanship” they even achieved first place. The competition “Formula 1 in School” is the largest international technology-related scientific contest for pupils.

Dr.Eckhard Lübkemeier new German Ambassador in the UAE.

"Ambassador Dr. Eckhard Lübkemeier has handed over on 11.11.2014 his credentials to His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and assumed his official duties as German Ambassador in Abu Dhabi.

20 Jahre Mauerfall

Berlin, 9 Nov 1989: The night that rocked a continent

History may not be made overnight, but it can abruptly take a sharp turn. This is what happened when the Berlin Wall fell on November 9, 1989. Op-ed by Ambassador Dr.Eckhard Luebkemeier in "The National"

On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall, groups of runners of the German embassies worldwide gathered to commemorate the fall of the Berlin wall by a synchronous run all around the world.

9 November 1989 - 25th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall

On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall, groups of runners of the German embassies worldwide gathered to commemorate the fall of the Berlin wall by a synchronous run all around the world.

Syrian refugees on their way to Turkey

Berlin Conference on the Syrian Refugee Situation - supporting stability in the region - 28 October 2014

In response to the request of Syria’s neighbours and urgent calls for action by the UN, Federal Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has invited 40 foreign ministers and heads of UN agencies to the “Conference on the Syrian Refugee Situation – supporting stability in the region” due to take place in Berlin on 28 October 2014.

Federal President Joachim Gauck

Federal President Joachim Gauck for the 2014 Day of German Unity

When we celebrate our National Day this year, a quarter of a century after the peaceful revolutions in Central and Eastern Europe and the fall of the Berlin Wall, we recall that German unity was not simply a stroke of luck.

Dr.Eckhard Lübkemeier new German Ambassador in the UAE.

"Ambassador Dr. Eckhard Lübkemeier has handed over on 11.11.2014 his credentials to His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and assumed his official duties as German Ambassador in Abu Dhabi.

Ambassador Dr. Luebkemeier has today awarded Rear Admiral Ibrahim Salim Mohammad Al Musharrakh, commander of the UAE Naval Forces

Highest decoration of Federal Armed Forces awarded to commander of UAE Naval Forces

Ambassador Dr. Luebkemeier has today awarded Rear Admiral Ibrahim Salim Mohammad Al Musharrakh, commander of the UAE Naval Forces, the Medal of Honour in Gold of the Federal Armed Forces for his special merits for strengthening the bilateral relationship between the naval forces of both countries. The Medal of Honour in Gold is the highest award of the Federal Armed Forces for foreign nationals. Rear Admiral Al Musharrakh is the first UAE national to receive this decoration. The award ceremony took place in the context of a four-day visit of the German frigate “Schleswig-Holstein”, named after the northern-most state in Germany. It is the first visit of a German frigate to Abu Dhabi ever.

"Liberty Train"

Liberty Train –The Journey of Christian Bürger

30 September 1989: Over 4,000 people squeeze into the gardens of the West German Embassy in Prague. The West German Foreign Minister Hans Dietrich Genscher addresses them: “We’re here today to tell you that today your emigration …”

Make it in germany

The “Make it in Germany” website welcomes skilled professionals to Germany!

“Make it in Germany!” Take a look at our website to see how skilled professionals like yourself can come to live and work in Germany. German firms are facing a genuine skills shortage that is expected to continue into the future. The German Government has therefore set up this website to help business and industry find the specialists they need. Welcome to Germany!

Germany and the UAE

Germany and the UAE enjoy excellent bilateral relations. In April 2004 both countries signed an agreement on a Strategic Partnership. Since then there has been a constant exchange of high level visits and a close cooperation in all aspects of bilateral relations.

Please follow the links for additional information.

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