Paul R Malik
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ABU DHABI The US Mission to the UAE has mourned the recent death of Paul R. Malik, former US Consul General in Dubai.

Paul passed away peacefully in Washington, DC, with family by his side, after a prolonged illness, said a press release issued by the US Embassy in Abu Dhabi on Sunday.

Paul R. Malik was the US Consul General in Dubai from 2015 to 2018. Most recently, Malik was the Charge d’Affaires at the US Embassy in Amman, Jordan.

In Dubai, Paul was widely admired for his expertise in the region and his active presence throughout the city. The current American Consul General, Philip Frayne, said, “Nearly every person I have met over the last year in Dubai and the northern emirates has told me what a good friend Paul was to them.”

Malik was a career member of the US Senior Foreign Service, having served for 23 years in the Middle East, North Africa, and Europe. Prior to becoming Consul General in Dubai, he worked as the Deputy Chief of Mission at the US Embassy in Muscat, Oman. He also had postings at American embassies in Lebanon, Greece, Jordan, Ireland, Morocco and Tunisia, in addition to multiple assignments in Washington.

Malik held a B.A. from Swarthmore College and pursued graduate studies at Georgetown University. He spoke Arabic, French and Greek.

A book of condolences will be available for guests at the US Consulate General on July 30 and 31 from 10am to 2pm, said the press release.