The United Arab Emirates Embassy in Nairobi was opened in 2012. His Excellency, Abdulrazak Mohamed Hadi was the first Ambassador, who in October 2017 was transferred to Chile. At the time of his posting, H.E. Ambassador Hadi was the chair of the Asia Pacific Group, Dean of the group of Arab Ambassadors in Nairobi and Dean of the GCC group of Ambassadors in Nairobi.
The Embassy of UAE is accredited by the United Nations and its affiliates and attends the periodical meetings of various organizations within the United Nations.
UNEA(United Nations Environment Assembly) is held every December with high level participation from various heads of states. The United Arab Emirates being one of the member states of the United Nations Environment Programme usually sends a delegation to the Assembly headed the Minister of Climate change and Environment.