Familie am Flughafen

Germany – always worth a visit!

Based in Frankfurt am Main, the German National Tourist Board (GNTB) has been showcasing Destination Germany on the global market for 60 years, through a broad range of events and campaigns. These have included international tourism fairs, workshops and PR events.

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.

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.

Ambassador Dr Eckhard Lübkemeier handing over the copy of his credentials to H.E. Mohammed Mir Abdullah Al Raisi, Acting Under Secretary in the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Dr.Eckhard Lübkemeier new German Ambassador in the UAE.

"Ambassador Dr. Eckhard Lübkemeier has handed over on 22.09.2014 a copy of his credentials to the acting Undersecretary of the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs, H.E. Mohammed Mir Abdullah Al Raisi, and assumed his duties as German Ambassador in Abu Dhabi. He succeeds Ambassador Nikolai von Schoepff, who is now German Ambassador in Nicosia (Cyprus). "

Frank-Walter Steinmeier

Speech by Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier at the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly, 27 September 2014

2014 is a special year for us Europeans – a special year of commemoration. In the summer one hundred years ago, European diplomacy failed and the world slid into the First World War. Seventy-five years ago, Germany attacked its neighbour Poland, plunging the world into a Second World War. Twenty-five years ago, the Berlin Wall fell, bringing an end to the world’s decades-long division into East and West. However, merely to look back and remember would not be enough in this year of commemoration. On the contrary, we must ask ourselves: What have we learnt from this for the future?

Federal Foreign Minister Dr Frank-Walter Steinmeier

Message from the Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs, Dr Frank-Walter Steinmeier, on the occasion of Rosh Hashanah 5775

I wish all our Jewish fellow citizens, their families and friends in Germany, Israel and across the world a happy and blessed New Year 5775! More than ever, these good wishes go hand in hand with the...

"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 …”

Women’s and children’s rights

Rights of women and children

Between 15 and 22 June 2914, a group of experts on the rights of women and children from the Arabian peninsula were invited by the Federal Foreign Office to visit Germany. They were briefed on the latest initiatives on the political, juridical and practical level to protect women’s and children’s rights in Germany. Field visits included the Federal Ministry of Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth, the Federal Ministry of Justice, the Federal Ministry of the Interior, a court of first instance and a hospital. The delegation met with Federal Foreign Minister Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier and with the Deputy Speaker of the German Parliament Ms. Claudia Roth.

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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Botschaftertreffen in Berlin - Eckhard Wilhelm Lübkemeier

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

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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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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

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A World Cup Living Room in your Local Football Stadium

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Saving the Angkor Wat Temple Complex Anmoderation: The

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Commemorating the fall of the Berlin wall 25 years ago

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The Golden Letter from Myanmar

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21st International Festival of Animated Film in Stuttgart

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Comedy in Germany

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Berlinale 2014 – European Film Market sets a new record

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Food Safety in Germany - One Focus of Green Week 2014

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German Beer - Centuries of Tradition

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Christmas Markets – a German Tradition

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Germany celebrates 40 years as a member of the UN

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Elections in Germany

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Best of Germany: Riesling Wine

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Castle Country

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Excellence Initiative

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Studying in Germany

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Berlinale 2013

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Berlin's Fashion Scene

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Life in Berlin

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Oktoberfest Munich

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12th International Literature Festival in Berlin

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Conference on Internet and Human Rights

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Festival Culture in Germany

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Franco-German Youth Office

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