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:

Sam Khunaizi
| UAE Country Chair
Geneva Louise Jones
| UAE Country Vice Chair
David Walters
| Treasurer
Waseem Rafdeen
| 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, August 07, 2021 at 10:00 AM Abu Dhabi Time · 13 rsvps
    Caribou Coffee in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    Coffee Chat with a Tax Expert - Info Tax Session

    Are you a US Citizen living in the UAE with questions on your US Taxes? Are you a US Citizen concerned about compliance with US Reporting regulations FATCA and FBAR?

    Please join us for a coffee and a pastry with an opportunity to learn the basics of filing your US Taxes along with IRS mandatory FATCA and FBAR reporting. Find below the event details:

    What: DA-UAE Tax Info Session with a Tax Expert

    When: Saturday, August 7, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM.

    Where: Caribou Coffee, Sheikh Zayed Road

    Google Map location: https://maps.app.goo.gl/cwJrNyqk31vXT2K39

    *Coffee and Pastries are complimentary and sponsored by Democrats Abroad & and this is family friendly event.

    Democrats Abroad are hosting a candid chat and open Q&A session to help US Citizens living in the UAE become more aware of the IRS's mandatory Tax Filing and Foreign Asset Disclosure requirements.

    There will be a 5 to 10 minute informal presentation touching mainly upon the following topics followed by an open Q&A session:

    1. Foreign Earned Income Exclusion (FEIE)
    2. Foreign Tax Credit (FTC)
    3. Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA)
    4. Foreign Bank Account Report (FBAR)

    If you have any questions or any suggestions regarding tax topics you would like to include in our presentation, please email us on the following email: [email protected] 

    Please RSVP for the event page using the link at the bottom of the page.

    We hope you will get the chance to make it to our DA-UAE US Info-Tax Session.

    Democratically yours