Omar Saif Ghobash (عمر سيف غباش; born 4 June 1971) is an Emirati diplomat and author. He was appointed ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to France on 24 November 2017, having previously served as UAE ambassador to Russia from 2009 to 2017. Ghobash authored the book, Letters to a Young Muslim, which was written as a series of letters to his eldest son about what it means to be Muslim in the 21st century.
Ghobash attended Rugby School, a boarding independent school for boys in Rugby, Warwickshire. Ghobash read Law at Balliol College at the University of Oxford and graduated in 1992. Between 2003 and 2007, he studied BSc. in Pure and Applied Mathematics, in an external programme at the University of London.
Life and career
Ghobash sponsors the Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation, in memory of his father, Saif Ghobash, the UAE's first minister of state for foreign affairs, who was assassinated at Abu Dhabi International Airport in 1