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Emergency Contacts

In the event of an a death, arrest or violent crime against an American citizen, the Consulate General and Embassy stand ready to assist 24 hours a day.

If you have an Emergency that threatens the health or safety of a U.S. citizen in Dubai:

  • Please immediately call the Dubai police at 999
  • You may call the Consulate during regular working hours from 8:00am–5:00pm to inform us at 04-309-4000 (dialing from the U.S. 011-971-4-309-4000) and choose the American Citizen Services section, Emergency option.  If you are calling after hours, on the weekend or holiday, please ask for the Duty Officer.
  • Questions regarding U.S. visa applications are NOT considered emergencies and will not be answered by American Citizen Services.


  • Dubai Police (English speaking operator) non-emergency number: 04-269-4848 (dialing from the U.S. 011-971-4-269-4848)


For more information on the Consulate’s role during emergencies, please see the links to the left.