The Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines in Abu Dhabi was formally opened in 17 June 1980. It was headed by Mr. Alberto A. Encomienda, Consul, in the capacity of Charge d'Affaires, a.i.
The Embassy is presently headed by H.E. Grace Relucio Princesa, Ambassador Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary.
The Embassy attends to various Philippine interests in the United Arab Emirates. This includes supervision over the political and economic interests of the Philippine government and its relations with the UAE government. The Embassy also coordinates with and provides support to the Philippine Trade Representative in the promotion of bilateral commerce and trade between the Philippines and the UAE.