Plane crash in southern France

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Foreign Minister Steinmeier responds to plane crash in southern France


The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany will be closed through the Easter holidays, from Friday, April 3th till Monday, April 6th 2015.

In case of emergencies regarding German nationals you can contact us by phone or text message via our emergency line : +971-50-621-6291

Please note: Visa issues are not considered an emergency. For inquiries please call during office hours using the embassy's landline.

Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy Sigmar Gabriel in Abu Dhabi

Vice Chancellor and Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy, Sigmar Gabriel, visited Abu Dhabi on March 8 and 9, 2015, during a four-day journey into the Gulf region. Gabriel was accompanied by a huge business delegation. In Abu Dhabi, Gabriel held political talks a.o. with H. H. Scheich Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE forces, H.E. Sultan Al Mansouri, Federal Minister of Economy, as well as State Minister H.E. Dr. Sultan Al Jaber. The talks focused primarily on the further improving bilateral economic relations, esp. in the fields of energy and infrastructure.

Energiewende-Konferenz März 2015

Energy Transition Conference in Berlin 26/27 March 2015

For the first time, the German Government and the German Renewable Energy Federation, together with its sectoral associations, are hosting the conference “Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2015 – towards a global Energiewende”.

UAE Youth Ambassadors Program

On January 14, the Crown Prince Court of Abu Dhabi organized jointly with the German Embassy, the Emirati-German Joint Council of Industry and Commerce and the Goethe-Institut Gulf Region a networking event with German business representatives in the framework of the "UAE Youth Ambassadors Program" ( The students had the opportunity to build first contacts with German companies regarding future internship possibilities. H.E. Ambassador Dr. Eckhard Luebkemeier underlined in his welcoming speech the importance of the program and once again expressed his gratitude to the Crown Prince Court of Abu Dhabi for having included Germany in this high-profile program under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

Renewable energy – a key pillar of an energy supply system fit for the future

Last year, renewable energy became the number-one source of electricity supply in Germany and accounted for 27.3% of our consumption. At the same time our economy grew by 1.4 percent whereas power consumption in total fell by almost 4 percent. The use of renewable energy has avoided almost 150 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions. This development shows that we managed to decouple energy consumption from economic growth and that renewable energy is part of this economic growth.

Fussball 1. Bundesliga:  ADIDAS BALL TORFABRIK

First Class German football teams for Winter Training Camps in UAE

With Eintracht Frankfurt and Hamburger SV, the UAE host two first class football clubs of the German premier football league “Bundesliga” for their winter training camps. The two clubs will stay in the UAE from January 13 to 22 with Eintracht Frankfurt residing in Al Ain and Hamburger SV in Dubai, the home town of its main sponsor Emirates airline. In the UAE, the teams’ players will enjoy outstanding conditions while preparing for the second half of the season in Germany.

Six young Emirati with dignitaries from Thuringia, inter alia Dr. Jens Triebel, the Mayor of the City of Suhl, Prof. Elmar Heinemann, Chancellor of Schmalkalden University of Applied Sciences and Mrs. Gisela Bauroth, CEO of SPA GmbH, the training provider.

Vocational Training made in Southern Thuringia

On Dec 20 six young Emirati men received their diploma as specialized skilled workers in the field of metal works in a ceremony in Suhl, Germany. This was the successful end of a three year training program in Germany, in German language and strictly according to German training requirements. In Abu Dhabi this program is coordinated by Tawazun Holdings. This government owned enterprise is aiming to increase the technical expertise of its future management. Tawazun had invested into the traditional Thuringian manufacturers of sporting and hunting weapons already in 2007.

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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.


International Competition on Planetary Urbanism

The Federal Foreign Office supports a competition on information design awarded by ARCH+ Journal for Architecture and Urbanism. Are you studying architecture? Do you work in geosciences, urban planning or economics? Or are you a designer with an interest in information technologies? If you are interested in urbanisation and new technologies, please register with ARCH+ by 30 April 2015 and send in your submission: International competition in the context of the UN-Habitat III Conference PLANETARY URBANISM –  CRITIQUE OF THE PRESENT In the medium of information design

„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.

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.

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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