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Winners of the Online Award "The Bobs"

The Bobs: DW honors courageous defenders of free speech

In a global television broadcast and in front of a live audience of 2,000 international guests from the fields of diplomacy, journalism and other segments of public life, DW Director Peter Limbourg honored imprisoned Saudi Arabian blogger Raif Badawi with the Freedom of Speech Award and encouraged participants of the Global Media Forum to demand "the release of online activists in custody around the world."

UAE Youth Ambassadors Program

On 14 June, 2015, Ambassador Dr. Eckhard Lübkemeier met the second crew of UAE Youth Ambassadors. The students have been taking German classes at the Goethe-Institute since February 2015 and are currently preparing for their visit to Germany in August. 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. Ambassador Dr. Lübkemeier: “We feel honoured that Germany has been chosen to be part of this outstanding programme.  People-to-people contacts form the essence of a German-Emirati partnership based on trust and mutual understanding. In their own and unique way, the UAE Youth Ambassadors will create lasting personal bonds between our two countries.”

Energiewende in Deutschland

Germany and the UAE are role models for the mental and social transition towards renewable energies as future energy supply. The UAE are a country blessed with one of the world’s largest reservoir of natural gas and oil, but it has taken the path towards a sustainable diversification of the country’s energy mix for a future beyond oil and gas. Germany set the new course with its energy transition (“Energiewende”), as a result of which renewable energies already generated 28 % of its total electricity demand in 2014. In this regard, Ambassador Dr. Eckhard Lübkemeier called Germany and the UAE “leaders by example” in an op-ed on the occasion of the ninth meeting of the council of the International Renewable Energy Association (IRENA) in Abu Dhabi on 10/11 June 2015 and the European Climate Diplomacy Day. Read the full text of the op-ed on the website of the daily The National .

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UAE - Schengen visa waiver agreement

On 6 May the EU and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) signed a short-stay visa waiver agreement. The new visa regime provides for visa-free travel for EU citizens when travelling to the territory of the UAE and for citizens of this country when travelling to the EU, for a period of stay of 90 days in any 180-day period.   In order to benefit from visa-free travel, citizens from the EU and the UAE must be in possession of valid ordinary, diplomatic, service/official or special passport. Visa-free travel applies to all categories of persons and for any kind of purposes of travel (for instance tourism, cultural visits, scientific activities, family visits, business etc.), except to persons travelling for the purpose of carrying out a paid activity.   The agreement will now be sent to the European Parliament with a view to obtaining its consent before it can be concluded. However, it will apply on a provisional basis as from 6 May 2015. Ireland and the United Kingdom will not be subject to the application of the agreement, in accordance with the protocols annexed to the EU treaties. The visa regime to these member states remains subject to their national legislation.

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Deutsche Welle's new English-language TV channel

Starting June 22, 2015, Deutsche Welle will broadcast its new TV-Channel including German-language news program "DW Nachrichten" around the clock. The newly structured TV channels will include among others DW in English, Spanish and Arabic.

Berlin Polica Journal

Berlin Policy Journal

BERLIN POLICY JOURNAL is a new 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. BERLIN POLICY JOURNAL furthers debates and takes a look behind the curtain in Berlin, Brussels, and beyond. Get to know who is shaping the future of international relations from the heart of Europe! Published by the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP)

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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.

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

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The German Embassy in Abu Dhabi

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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

Location:

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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Germany – 60 years in NATO

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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

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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

25 years of German unity – in 2015, Germany celebrates the 25th anniversary of reunification.

The special feature on “25 years of German unity” in the current issue of DE Magazin Deutschland and the corresponding dossier on the deutschland.de website do not only present background articles and interviews looking back on what has been achieved, but also and above all they focus on the present in Germany today. Prominent figures say what they associate with Germany, a reporter travels along the Elbe and explains the changes since 1990, and a walk through Berlin presents the German capital as an international laboratory of creativity.

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