Glowing Reichstag Building cupola

The Reichstag, the seat of the German Parliament, is one of Berlin's most historic landmarks

Germany at the Abu Dhabi International Bookfair (ADIBF)

Abu Dhabi is hosting the 26th Abu Dhabi International Bookfair (ADIBF) from April 27 until May 3. Germany is being represented  – already for the seventh consecutive year – at a common pavilion of various German publishers and a representative of the  Frankfurt Bookfair as the respective inter-trade organization.

Center left: Dietmar Siersdorfer, CEO of Siemens Middle East, Ali Abdullah Al Ahmed Director of the European Affairs Department at the ministry of Foreign Affairs and future UAE ambassador to Berlin, Ambassador Dr. Eckhard Lübkemeier.

UAE Youth Ambassadors Programme

The 2nd crew of the UAE Youth Ambassadors were welcomed by a major partner of the programme, Siemens,  at its Masdar City Middle East Headquarters on April 19, 2016. The UAE Youth Ambassadors Programme with Germany was established in 2014 and runs under the patronage of H. H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces. More than 40 students take part in the programme.

Kinder einer PASCH-Schule entdecken die Welt

Cultural relations and education policy forum, People on the Move, with Foreign Minister Steinmeier

In the current legislative term, cultural relations and education policy plays a greater role than ever before. In a world that seems to be out of joint, and in which conflicts are increasingly of a cultural and religious nature, the notion that ideological mindsets can only be overcome through differentiation, discussion and collaboration in the fields of culture, education and science is of particular importance.

Federal Ministers Steinmeier and Gabriel opening the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue at the Federal Foreign Office

Towards a global Energiewende

The green sofa travelled round the world and is now back in Berlin. On 17 and 18 March 2016, the German Government hosted the conference, Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue – towards a global Energiewende, at the Federal Foreign Office for the second time. Speaking at the opening, Foreign Minister Steinmeier called for everyone to "set to work together today" and to fulfil the obligations of the Paris Climate Agreement. He said that a sustainable energy supply was also an important foreign policy issue.

ILA Berlin Air Show

International Aerospace Exhibition and Conferences

The thematic focusses “Defense and Security” and “Research and Technology” at ILA 2016 will present trends and innovative application areas of unmanned air systems. It offers a platform for cooperation and contacts between research projects, startups, governmental agencies as well as aviation and security industry partner.  Please click on the link below for more information.

Tickets, exhibitor areas, VIP tours, etc. can therefore be booked directly through the chamber AHK.

Contact: Karin Zangerl

E-mail: ahkuae%27%com,karin%27%zangerl.

International Aerospace Exhibition and Conferences, June 1-4, 2016

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Double recognition of research made in Germany by UAE

German researchers and research institutions have been recognized twice this week by the UAE.

Germany’s most prominent Web address sees itself as the central platform for a modern image of Germany. aims to speak to an international group of users. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, the DE-Blog and other social media channels open up for participation and interaction.

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!

The impact of foreign policy

Whether refugee crisis, natural disasters or military conflicts, foreign policy activity defines how Germany is perceived in the world. The special feature on “The impact of foreign policy” in the latest issue of DE Magazin Deutschland and on the website presents articles, interviews and portraits that explain Germany’s foreign policy commitment and how it changes people’s lives. There are interviews on this subject with Bärbel Kofler, the new Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy, and with Antoine Gérard, Chief of the Secretariat of the first World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul in May 2016.

E-paper edition

Topical dossier on “The impact of foreign policy”

Media library on the website

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The home for news from Germany

The German News Service is a free news wire of the Deutsche Welle in cooperation with the German Press Agency (dpa) especially for media representatives as well as for everyone who is interested in Germany and wants to know more about German lifestyle, business and culture.

Berlin Policy Journal

Berlin Policy Journal

The past few months have sharpened the divisions between members of the EU more than any other crisis before. It is not the first time that onlookers have predicted the imminent end of the European Union, but the strength of centrifugal forces pulling it apart seem unprecedented. In the new issue, Almut Möller (“The Disheartened Continent”) argues that Europe needs to focus on the values that unite its people to overcome the divisions tearing the continent apart. Ulrich Speck (“Player or Pawn?”) proposes a truly unified European foreign policy, and Andreas Rinke (“The Last European” – app only) describes the German chancellor’s efforts to keep the EU united. Mark Leonard (“Goodbye? Hello!” – app only) says that it is not Britain that wants to leave the EU, but a part of the British elite that is pushing the “Leave” campaign. BERLIN POLICY JOURNAL is a bimonthly app magazine on international affairs, edited in Germany’s capital. Each issue sets a theme and reports on a diverse range of current and emerging foreign policy topics, aiming at making German and European foreign policy. Published by the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP)

Time and weather in Germany

Deutscher Wetterdienst

The Ambassador

Ambassador Dr. Eckhard Wilhelm Lübkemeier(Abu Dhabi, UAE)

The German Embassy in Abu Dhabi is headed by Ambassador Dr. Eckhard Lübkemeier.

Visa Application Procedure

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All applicants living in Abu Dhabi who wish to apply for a Schengen Visa to Germany as their main destination should submit their respective application at the Embassy's contracted partner VFS Global.

VFS Global - Germany Visa Application Center

Helpline: +971 4 205 5666


Shining Tower,Level 25
King Khalid Bin Abdel Aziz, 26th Street
Abu Dhabi – UAE
Adjacent to Khalidyah Mall

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Video Archive

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Moving people – with street football

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Menschen bewegen – on stilts

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Moving People – with Medical Technology

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Menschen bewegen 2016

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Neither Boomtown nor Hypezig – just Leipzig

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Germany’s Cross-Cultural Music Scene

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My Germany: Undertaker Vildane Uludağ

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My Germany: Poetry Slammer and Writer Sulaiman Masomi

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The UN's Bonn Headquarters - the Success Story Continues

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My Germany – Actor Dayan Kodua

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The Humboldt-Forum in the new Berlin

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German-Israeli Youth Congress 2015: a Video Diary

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2019 - The Bauhaus Centenary

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My Germany: „District Mother“ Hanin Krimmling

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Science on Stage: Science Slam

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Training for the Fast Track Diplomatic Service

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Behind the scenes at the Berlinale: The interpreters

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Tourists work as volunteers for homeless people

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Dresden Flies the Flag for Openness and Tolerance

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Season's Greetins from the German Foreign Office

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Schwibbögen: a Christmas woodcraft from the Erzgebirge mountains

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Frohes Fest und guten Rutsch

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The club scene of Berlin

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It's the World Wide Web's 25th anniversary - so what does the Internet mean to Germans?

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The baking diploma for non-Germans

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Destination Germany: Climbing in the Sächsische Schweiz

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CrossCulture: Intercultural Dialogue with the Islamic World

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Genscher and the Refugees at the Prague Embassy in 1989

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Stumbling Blocks - Commemorate Nazi Victims

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“Made in Germany” – The Future of the Brand

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Destination Germany: Sailing in Brandenburg

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Learning German at PASCH schools


May 24, 2016 2:10 PM

Encouraging start

May 24, 2016 2:10 PM

AfD meets Muslim Council

May 24, 2016 1:10 PM

For the team spirit

May 23, 2016 3:10 PM

"An incredibly nice time"