New US consulate to boost ties

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By Habiba Basiony, Staff Reporter  www.gulfnews.com

Dubai: The US Consulate General Compound on Dubai Creek, which has been operational since August 2011, held its official dedication ceremony yesterday.

    *  Image Credit: Asghar Khan/Gulf News     * Shaikh Maktoum, along with Lieutenant General Dahi Khalfan Tamim, Chief of Dubai Police, Michael H. Corbin, Justin Siberell and other officials during the official opening ceremony of the new American consulate compound in Dubai.
* Image Credit: Asghar Khan/Gulf News * Shaikh Maktoum, along with Lieutenant General Dahi Khalfan Tamim, Chief of Dubai Police, Michael H. Corbin, Justin Siberell and other officials during the official opening ceremony of the new American consulate compound in Dubai.

Shaikh Maktoum Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, inaugurated the structure built on land donated to the US by His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

The Consulate’s opening coincides with the build up to the UAE’s 40th anniversary, hence a celebration of the diplomatic relationship between the two countries.

US Ambassador Michael H. Corbin said, “The goals of this establishment are to serve as a platform for all the areas of cooperation that we have between the US and UAE.

That includes educational advising, of course the visas, but it also includes support for Emiratis who wish to invest in the US, and US businesses who wish to work here. It includes tourism information and it includes health and medical care.”

An important service for the consulate is educational services. The US has had a long history of accepting Emirati students.

CONTACT POINT

  • The new US Consulate General compound’s phone number is: +971-4-309-4000
  • After Hours Emergency Contact Number: +971-2-414-2200
  • Address: At the corner of Al Seef Road and Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Road, Dubai.

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