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    Kerry on ISIL’s Dehumanization of Women and Girls

  • U.S. Envoy Allen’s Interview with CNN on ISIL

    U.S. Envoy Allen’s Interview with CNN on ISIL

  • Obama’s Address to 69th U.N. General Assembly

    Obama’s Address to 69th U.N. General Assembly

  • Public Affairs Office Hosts Iftar during Holy Month of Ramadan

    Public Affairs Office Hosts Iftar during Holy Month of Ramadan

More News From the Consulate

  • Important Announcement Regarding Visa Services

    The Bureau of Consular Affairs reports that the database responsible for handling biometric clearances has been rebuilt and is being tested. 44 posts, representing more than two-thirds of our normal capacity, are now online and issuing visas. We anticipate full restoration of the system within the next week. Our team continues to work 24/7 to restore the systems to full functionality.  

  • Schedule Change for Ramadan

    This year, Ramadan falls approximately between June 17 and July 18. Please be aware that our public hours for American Citizen Services will change to 12:30pm to 2:30pm during this time. Passports and Consular Reports of Birth Abroad (CRBAs) can be picked up between 12:30 and 2:00pm Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, except for U.S. and local holidays.  

  • U.S. Consulate General Dubai, United Arab Emirates Security Message for U.S. Citizens December 5, 2014

    UAE authorities have arrested the perpetrator for the December 1 murder of a U.S. citizen and the planting of a primitive bomb at another individual’s home in Abu Dhabi. The authorities stated their commitment to bring the perpetrator to justice and to uphold the reputation of the UAE as a country of security and safety. The U.S. Embassy is engaged at the senior-most levels of the UAE Government to ensure the safety and security of U.S. citizens in the UAE. 

  • U.S. Consulate General, United Arab Emirates Security Message for U.S. Citizens December 3, 2014

    On December 1, a U.S. citizen was killed in a public restroom at a shopping mall on Reem Island in Abu Dhabi. The U.S. Embassy is working with all the appropriate authorities to seek further information. While there is no information available at this time about the nature of this crime, we use this opportunity to remind U.S. citizens of the following standing security guidance 

  • Security message for U.S. citizens

    The Embassy/Consulate wishes to notify the U.S. citizen community of a recent anonymous posting on a Jihadist website that encouraged attacks against teachers at American and other international schools in the Middle East.  

  • Consulate General Closure on Sunday, October 12, 2014, in observance of US Columbus Day

    Consulate General Dubai and Embassy Abu Dhabi will be officially closed on Sunday, October 12, 2014, in observance of US Columbus Day. Normal business operations will resume on Monday, October 13th. 

  • Consulate General Closure on Sunday and Monday, October 5-6, 2014, in observance of Arafat (Haj) Day and Eid Al Adha

    Consulate General Dubai and Embassy Abu Dhabi will be officially closed on Sunday and Monday, October 5-6, 2014, in observance of Arafat (Haj) Day and Eid Al Adha. Normal business operations will resume on Tuesday, October 7th. 

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