Welcome Message by Ambassador Mansoor Abdullah Khalfan Juma Abulhoul
Contact The Ambassador
Ambassador Mansoor Abulhoul is the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE’s) Ambassador to the UK, having been appointed to the post in June 2019. During his tenure, the UAE signed the Abraham Accords with Israel, began operations of their first Nuclear Energy Plant (Barakah), launched the Hope Probe to Mars and provided Covid-19 humanitarian assistance to over a third of the world’s countries. Ambassador Abulhoul aims to enhance bilateral relations with the UK, particularly following its exit from the European Union. Since his appointment, the UAE has committed 10 billion GBP to the UK economy via the UAE-UK Sovereign Investment Partnership and launched a new ambitious Partnership for the Future with the UK, symbolising the strengthening ties between the two nations. While serving as Ambassador, he developed a personal ‘cycle diplomacy’ programme. In 2021, he completed a cycling tour across Scotland after attending COP26 in Glasgow to show the UAE's commitment to tackling climate change and reaching its net zero targets. The Ambassador is cycling from John o’ Groats to Land’s End, using his passion for cycling to foster cultural understanding on a cross-country tour of the UK. The cycle tour will also raise funds for Great Ormond Street Hospital. Ambassador Abulhoul brings experience in business and international relations to his post, as well as a history of engagement across the UAE and UK. He attended schools in the UAE and Scotland, later studying at Leeds University. After graduating, he spent three years working in finance in both Dubai and London before managing his family’s UAE-based business. The Ambassador and his wife met through their mutual interest in horseracing, and the couple have a young son and daughter. With both British and Emirati parents, Ambassador Abulhoul is part of a family with deep connections in both the UK and UAE.