The Alliance was created in Paris on 21 July 1883 by a group of eminent men.
Who We Are
The French Alliance of Abu Dhabi started its activity in 1974. It is presided over by Mr. Zaki Nusseibeh and his board of directors is made up of individuals working on a voluntary basis.
The director of the French Alliance is responsible for applying the major strategic lines of action defined by the board.
The French Alliance of Abu Dhabi and its subsidiary of Al Ain , operate as an association, with the French Embassy maintaining responsibility.
It is also the moral and legal reference of the network of alliances, advising them where necessary and supporting them in training their staff. Please visit: www.fondation-alliancefr.org
The first mission of the foundation is to contribute towards increasing France’s intellectual and moral influence by developing use of the French language and favouring exchanges between French speaking cultures and others.
The French Alliance Foundation is the primary partner of cultural French diplomacy. It completes and extends the actions of public cultural centres. In the context of the foreign cultural policy reform, initiated by Bernard Kouchner, a partnership agreement was ratified on 1 October 2010 which will enable shared actions between the Ministry and the network to be intensified.
The network has a presence in 136 countries and includes more than 1,000 French Alliances which welcome nearly 500,000 students throughout the world.