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Sheikh Zayed Mosque tour

A manuscript from "Memories of Hajj" Exhibition.

A very rare manuscript printed on blue leather shown at Memories of Hajj.

Beautiful calligraphy at exhibit.

University of Cambridge team enjoying collections at Hajj exhibit. Many pieces are on loan from Zayed Museum (coming soon, Inshallah)

A manuscript from "Memories of Hajj" Exhibition.

University of Cambridge team enjoying collections at Hajj exhibit. Many pieces are on loan from Zayed Museum (coming soon, Inshallah)

Khalifa style manuscripts.

Beautiful mosaics at Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.

Hajj exhibit.

An honor to have participated in Crown Prince His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan’s, Maglis’.  He leads by example through tolerance, kindness and generosity.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, leads by personal interest as His Excellency, Abdul Rahman Al Owais, speaks to him about healthcare innovations at Arab Health.

His Highness Sheikh Abudullah bin Zayed Al Nayhan, Minister of Foreign Affairs, reads to children at Tawam Hospital as part of the Year of Reading initiative.

His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler of the Western Region, Abu Dhabi, on a visit to the US.

His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan welcomes many to his Maglis. It is always an honor to be invited.

His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan celebrates actor Jake Gyllenhaal’s birthday at his Maglis.

It was an honor for Doug Picha and I to have First Lady Michelle Obama speak at our Children’s Circle of Care event in Washington, DC on behalf of the 26 children’s hospitals who serve kids around the world

His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan and His Excellency Saeed Al Raqbani draws a crowd at the retired military ceremonies.

It was an honor to spend time with His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qassimi and Her Excellency Sheikha Bodour bin Sultan Al Qassimi at His Highness' Sharjah Palace, and tour of the library with University of Cambridge's head of Archeology, Dr. Ciprian Broodbank, Dr. Augusta‎ McMahon, Dr. Sabah Al Jassim and Pam King Sams. Amazing digs at Mleihe, not to be missed!

His Excellency Abdul Rahman Al Owais, Minister of Health, is helping to shape healthcare for the future in the UAE.

His Excellency Mugheer Al Khaili, Chairman of Health Authority Abu Dhabi.

His Excellency Sultan Al Mansoori, Minister of Economy, has been instrumental in carrying out the country’s 2021 vision by implementing projects that diversify UAE’s economy through innovative partnerships.

His Excellency Mohammed Al Olama, Undersecretary of Health, UAE.

With His Excellency Mohammed Sultan Al Hameli, Director General and Undersecretary of Finance.

His Excellency Humaid Al Qatami, Chair and DG of Dubai Health Authority.

His Excellency Omar Al Shamsi, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of UAE to US.

Wonderful to meet with His Excellency Nasser Al Sowaidi, Chairman of National Bank of Abu Dhabi, and introduce him to University of Cambridge stars, Dr. Mohamed Khater and Christopher Whitney.

His Excellency Marwan Al Sarkal, CEO of Shurooq in Sharjah, UAE

Talal Kaissi, Pauline Habr, Amna Al Khater, and the UAE Embassy to US team.

With Pauline Habr, UAE Embassy to the US.

His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak with CNN's Becky Anderson at Maglis.

Jake Gyllenhaal and CNN Managing Editor Becky Anderson enjoy lunch and conversation, thanks to his Excellency Sheikh Nahyan.

With actor Jake Gyllenhaal on his birthday.

US/UAE Business Council President Danny Sebright at Washington Redskins November 2015 game.

Mark Miller, my hero, Joe Robert and me.

Fun to be back in Abu Dhabi just after National Day to see all of the festive reminders of the UAE's 45th anniversary of its founding. At Shangri La Hotel-Abu Dhabi, with University of Cambridge experts, Dr. Mohamed Khater (Innovation process expert and investment technology guru) and Christopher Whitney (partnership expert).

Preserving cultural heritage is important in the UAE.  Heritage Festivals are held to remember traditions of the past, like this traditional wedding hijab, niqab and necklace, which I was honored to wear.

Traditional wedding hijab and niqab.

An honor to talk with UAE Military and retired personnel thanks to Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan.

Visiting BB-8 at Twofour54 in Abu Dhabi.

Hanging with CP30 at Twofour54 in Abu Dhabi thanks to Chairwoman HE Noura Al Kaabi.

Mitch Myers of Etihad Airways at America Abroad Media awards ceremony in December 2016.

Visiting with DC’s famous Politics and Prose Bookstore owner, Bradley Graham.

One of my favorite little ones in the UAE... Reem Al Raqbani and her chocolate mustache. Mashalla

"Auntie Pam" with Baby Hind and Reem Al Raqbani.

Celebrating UAE National Day in style. Rheem, Ayesha and Hessah sporting their National pride by Hind Fashions.

Arabic manuscripts dating back to 4th century at University of Cambridge.

Amazing digs at Mleihe, not to be missed! These Alabaster vessels found at the site date back more than a thousand years.

Bonding with a beautiful White Falcon in the Western Region Abu Dhabi.

The Western Region of Abu Dhabi boasts the tallest sand dunes in the world (without rock bed below).  Stunningly beautiful!

Hanging with CP30 at Twofour54 in Abu Dhabi thanks to Chairwoman HE Noura Al Kaabi.