Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to Russia
Omar Ghobash


His Excellency Omar Saif Ghobash was appointed UAE Ambassador to the Russian Federation in 2008. He began his career in the UAE Mission to the United Nations; founded Dubai’s first international contemporary art gallery; 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. He is a trustee at the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violence at King’s College London and the Emirates Diplomatic Academy in Abu Dhabi.