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
Sam Khunaizi
| UAE Secretary
Orlando Vidal
| DNC Member, Middle East & Africa Regional Liaison - DA Hispanic Caucus , UAE Legal Counsel
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  • News

    Meet the DA-UAE Candidates!

    Please join your fellow Democrats Abroad UAE members to meet (virtually) our slate of candidates nominated for the 2021-2023 Executive Committee term! 

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    Join Us on Sat Apr 24 for the 2021 DA-UAE Annual General Meeting and Elections!

    Please join us for our 2021 Annual General Meeting (AGM) to take place 3:00 - 4:30 pm on Saturday April 24! In this year’s meeting we will be electing a new DA-UAE Executive Committee, to include the following leadership positions:

    • Chair
    • Vice-Chair
    • Secretary
    • Counsel 
    • Treasurer
    • At Large Members (2)
    • DPCA Voting Representative
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    Upcoming Events

    Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 03:00 PM Abu Dhabi Time · 18 rsvps
    Zoom in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

    Meet the DA-UAE Executive Committee Candidates Night

    Please join your fellow Democrats Abroad UAE members to meet (virtually) our slate of candidates nominated for the 2021-2023 Executive Committee term! 

    Chair –  

    • Mohamed Kharrubi
    • Sam Khunaizi

    Vice-Chair – 

    • Alicia L. Kauffman
    • Geneva Louise Jones

    Secretary –

    • Christine Gemici
    • Kimberley Cutler
    • Shali Grote
    • Waseem Rafdeen

    Treasurer – 

    • Geneva Louise Jones
    • Waseem Rafdeen

    Counsel – 

    • Waseem Rafdeen

    DPCA Representative – 

    • Alicia L. Kauffman
    • Mohamed Kharrubi

    At-Large Member – 

    • Christine Gemici
    • Cleo Paleologos
    • David John Walters
    • Joseph E. Flynn
    • Waseem Rafdeen

    This Zoom session will include introductory statements from each candidate, as well as an opportunity for questions from the DA members in attendance. Don't miss it!

    Find below the details of this session:

    • When: Saturday April 17, 2021, from 3:00 - 4:00 PM (note: timing changed from original announcement of 6-7 pm)
    • Where: Zoom (virtual). Zoom link to be provided upon RSVP 

    On behalf of the entire DA-UAE Executive Committee, we look forward to seeing you all!

    Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 03:00 PM Abu Dhabi Time · 19 rsvps
    Zoom Virtual Meeting in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    2021 DA-UAE Annual General Meeting

    Please join us for our 2021 Annual General Meeting (AGM) to take place 3:00 - 4:30 pm on Saturday April 24! In this year’s meeting we will be electing a new DA-UAE Executive Committee, to include the following leadership positions:

    • Chair
    • Vice-Chair
    • Secretary
    • Counsel 
    • Treasurer
    • At Large Members (2)
    • DPCA Voting Representative

    The upcoming leadership will be responsible to lead our DA-UAE Chapter for the next two years. Your vote will make a difference regarding our new Democrats Abroad - UAE leadership, so make sure your vote is counted.

    The full AGM agenda will include:

    • Welcome and ExCom Introductions
    • Introduction to Democrats Abroad 
    • Constitution of the meeting
      • If a quorum (20 members in attending) is present, declare the meeting properly constituted
    • Recap of the Minutes of the 2020 DA-UAE AGM
    • Executive Committee Reports 
      • Chair’s Report
      • Treasurer’s Report 
      • Membership Committee’s Report 
      • GOTV Committee’s Report 
      • Social Media Committee’s Report 
    • Elections for the 2021 - 2023 DA-UAE Executive Committee
      • Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, Legal Counsel, At-Large Members, DPCA Voting Representative
    • Open Discussion and Questions 

    Find below the details of our meeting

    • When: April 24, 2021, from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
    • Where: Zoom (virtual). Zoom link to be provided upon RSVP 

    Don’t miss the opportunity to help determine our new Democrats Abroad UAE leadership. On behalf of the entire DA-UAE Executive Committee, we look forward to seeing you all!