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  • Two men talking. (Photo Credit: State Department)

    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid discussing the strong US-UAE relationship in Dubai.

  • Two men shaking hands. (Photo Credit: State Department)

    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed discussing the strong US-UAE relationship in Abu Dhabi.

  • Group of people walking and talking. (Photo Credit: State Department)

    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden toured the beautiful Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi.

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  • Statements on the Attacks in Brussels (March 22, 2016)

    Our condolences to and solidarity with Brussels, as with recent attacks in Côte d'Ivoire and Turkey. 

  • Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Fire at The Address Hotel in Dubai (January 1, 2016)

    The U.S. Consulate General in Dubai suggests that U.S. citizens avoid the area of the fire at The Address Hotel, near the Dubai Mall. We urge U.S. citizens to obey any instructions of the Dubai police and other first responders on the scene. 

  • New Year Closure

    Consulate General Dubai will be officially closed on Thursday, December 31, 2015, in observance of New Year. Normal business operations will resume on Sunday, January 4, 2015.  

  • Consulate Closure

    The US Consulate in Dubai will be closed at noon Wednesday 23 December and on 24 December for Christmas. The Consulate will resume normal operations on 27 December. The Embassy will also be closed on 31 December for New Years and return to operation again on 3 January.  

  • Message for US Citizens: Visa Page Inserts Discontinued January 1, 2016

    The Department of State will discontinue the consular service of adding additional visa pages to U.S. passports beginning January 1, 2016. Visa page inserts pose vulnerabilities to passport security by diminishing the effect of the radio frequency blocking material to prevent unauthorized reading of ePassports. The determination to eliminate the visa page insert service was made to enhance the security of the passport and to abide by international passport standards. 

  • 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 

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