Ambassador Alkaabi has helped lead the assessment of the possibility of developing a peaceful nuclear energy program in the UAE, and he has served as a primary interlocutor on matters relating to nuclear energy, nuclear safety and nonproliferation between the UAE Government and international organizations and governments, including the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
He was appointed as Permanent Representative of the UAE to the IAEA and Special Representative for International Nuclear Cooperation by the UAE Foreign Minister in April 2008.
He is member of the Board of Management of the Federal Authority of Nuclear Regulation in the UAE serving as deputy Chairman of the Board since 2009. He has been personally involved in all key milestones of the UAE nuclear energy programme.
Ambassador Alkaabi has represented the UAE Government in multiple UN and Multilateral forums including the Non-Proliferation Treaty review conferences, and the Nuclear Security Summit series. He has been UAE’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations and other International Organizations in Vienna since 2016.
He is currently the UAE Ambassador to the Republic of Austria (2022).
Ambassador Alkaabi served previously as UAE Ambassador to the Republic of Austria (2016-2019) and nonresident Ambassador to the Slovak Republic and to the Republic of Slovenia (2017-2019).
He was trained as a nuclear engineer, getting his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Purdue University in Indiana (USA) in nuclear engineering. His graduate work focused on nuclear safety.