List of Ambassadors of the United Kingdom to the United Arab Emirates
The Ambassador of the United Kingdom to the United Arab Emirates is the United Kingdom's foremost diplomatic representative in the United Arab Emirates, and in charge of the UK's diplomatic mission in the UAE. The official title is Her Britannic Majesty's Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates.
Before the UAE was granted independence from the United Kingdom, in 1971, each of the Trucial States was home to its own political deputation from the United Kingdom, complete with its own Political Officer or Political Agent heading the deputation. Of these deputations and political representatives, the oldest, and by far the most important, was to the Emir of Abu Dhabi, who was based in the city of Abu Dhabi, now the capital city of the UAE and the site of the modern British embassy.
List of heads of mission
Political Officers in Abu Dhabi
Political Agents in Abu Dhabi
Ambassadors to the United Arab Emirates
- 1971–1973: James Treadwell
- 1973–1977: Donal McCarthy
- 1977–1981: Sir David Roberts
- 1981–1986: Sir Harold Walker
- 1986–1989: Michael Tait
- 1990–1994: Sir Graham Burton
- 1994–1998: Anthony Harris
- 1998–2003: Patrick Nixon
- 2003–2006: Richard Makepeace
- 2006–2010: Edward Oakden
- 2010–2014: Dominic Jermey
- 2014–present[update]: Philip Parham
- "Previous Ambassadors". Foreign & Commonwealth Office. 20 June 2010. Archived from the original on 14 June 2012.