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The United Arab Emirates, for consular purposes, is divided into two parts.  The Embassy in Abu Dhabi serves the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.  The Consulate General in Dubai serves the Emirates of Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras Al-Khaimah, Sharjah and Um Al-Quwain.

The U.S. Consulate is not able to offer legal representation, assistance or advice.  If you have been the victim of a crime, please contact the Dubai Police.  The Consulate also strongly suggests that you hire the services of a local attorney that will be able to provide detailed and accurate information on legal proceedings in the UAE.  For your information, a link to a list of local attorneys is found below.

If you are having issues with your current or former employer, you may consider contacting the Ministry of Labor to see if you are able to file a civil complaint.  You may reach the Ministry of Labor at the following website:, or call them at: 047023333.  You should also consider hiring a local attorney to aid you in the process.

The Consulate General assumes no responsibility for the professional ability or integrity of the persons or firms whose names appear in the attached list.  However, the names have been selected with care.  The law firms listed are arranged alphabetically, and the order in which they appear has no other significance.  

Please click here (PDF 49 KB) to find a list of attorneys.

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