- Art and culture play a central role in enhancing international relations and developing a deeper understanding between the UAE and the United States.
New York-based Guggenheim Museum will establish a world-class museum in the UAE devoted to modern and contemporary art, to be known as the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi. National Geographic Entertainment and Imagination Abu Dhabi have committed $100 million for the production of 15 movies and documentaries for theatrical release.
- Abu Dhabi’s two four 54 and Media Zone Authority have worked on high-profile productions including Star Wars: Episode VII, Fast & Furious 7 and Deliver Us From Evil.
- The UAE has Sister City relationships between Detroit and Dubai and Houston and Abu Dhabi.
- In 2014, the first major touring exhibition of Emirati art, Past Forward: Contemporary Art from the Emirates, was launched in the US, featuring over fifty paintings, sculptures, photographs and works in other media.