National Experts Program | H.E. Omar Saif Ghobash

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H.E. Omar Saif Ghobash

Eman Al Mughairy

Culture and Identity

Ambassador to the Holy See and Advisor, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

H.E. Omar Saif Ghobash was appointed United Arab Emirates Ambassador to the Holy See on May 24, 2022 and Assistant Minister for Cultural Affairs at the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs on October 2019. At the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, H.E. oversees the UAE’s relations with countries in Central America and the Caribbean. H.E. was appointed UAE Ambassador to France on November 24, 2017 and Ambassador to the Russian Federation in 2008. H.E. began his career in the UAE Mission to the United Nations and founded Dubai’s first international contemporary art gallery. H.E. is a trustee of the International Prize for Arabic Fiction, and sponsors the Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation in memory of his father, the UAE’s first Minister of State for Foreign Affairs. H.E. is a trustee at the Anwar Gargash Diplomatic Academy in Abu Dhabi as well as the author of Letters to a Young Muslim. H.E. served as the Deputy Commissioner for the UAE Pavilion at Dubai Expo 2020.