United Arab Emirates

Welcome to Democrats Abroad United Arab Emirates!

DAAE is the official country committee for US Democrats living in United Arab Emirates. Watch this space for upcoming announcements of meetings and events - we have events planned throughout the year, and encourage anyone interested in participating to get in touch.

If you have questions or would like to help with Democrats Abroad in United Arab Emirates please contact us.

DA United Arab Emirates Leadership:

Ridah Sabouni
| UAE Chair
Saba Brelvi
| UAE Vice-President
Sam Khunaizi
| UAE Secretary
Orlando Vidal
| DNC Member, Middle East & Africa Regional Liaison - DA Hispanic Caucus , UAE Legal Counsel
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  • News

    American Business Council Dubai - Memorial and Independence Day Celebration

    The American Business Council Dubai is hosting it's annual Memorial and Independence Day celebration with a special members only price for all Democrats Abroad UAE members.

    Friday, 27 May, 2016

    4 pm - 8 pm

    The Meydan Gallery

    There will be a BBQ dinner, DJ and dancing, games, prizes and a fireworks show.

    Prizes Confirmed:
    Airline tickets - hotel stays 
    Spa treatments - brunches - dinners
    Custom tailored suits and tuxedos
    Annual newspaper subscriptions
    and much more!!!

    (Everyone walks away with a gift bag)

    Book your tickets here (choosing "ABC member" for special pricing): http://abcdubai.olasoft.com/viewEvent.html?no_header=true&productId=9440

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    Global Presidential Primary To Be Hosted In The UAE

    Democrats Abroad will officially host a Global Presidential Primary in the United Arab Emirates.

    If you are a US citizen, a Democrat, and wish to vote in the US primary, please vote in the Democratic Primary in the UAE from March 1-8.

    Get your ballot from www.democratsabroad.org/global_presidential_primary and follow the instructions; or

    Come to our Voting Centers at:

    -American Community School of Abu Dhabi: March 6 and 8 (4 pm – 7 pm);

    or

    -Dubai American Academy:  March 1, 2, and 7 (7 am – 9 am and 2 pm – 7pm)

    For more questions about the Global Presidential Primary and about the UAE chapter of Democrats Abroad please contact: chagen84@gmail.com

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    Upcoming Events

    Thursday, November 28, 2019 at 06:30 PM · 200,300.00 د.إ AED · 1 rsvp
    Habtoor Grand Resort in JBR, Garden Lawn Area in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    Democrats Abroad UAE Thanksgiving Dinner 2019!

    Please join your fellow Americans and guests for a Thanksgiving celebration dinner on Thur Nov 28, to give thanks to everything we cherish dearly!

    Don't miss this opportunity to better get to know your American community in the UAE. Please find below more details regarding the event:
    • When: 6:30 PM - 11 PM, Thursday, November 28, 2019
    • Where: Habtoor Grand Resort, JBR - Garden Lawn Area
    • Google map: https://goo.gl/maps/4v1fDxfg9xLpxPiWA
    • Price: AED 200 per adult or AED 300 for unlimited adult beverages. Free valet parking included.
    • Note: The event is family friendly with live music, dancing, and a bouncy castle for the kids. 

    Please use the reservation link below to sign up for the event (RSVP and pre-payment deadline is Nov 17). http://bit.ly/DA-UAE-2019-Thankgiving

    Thanksgiving is a holiday that best embodies American culture & values. We hope you can join us!