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February 9, 2022

Embassy Statement

The U.S. Embassy has an obligation to inform U.S. citizens and personnel of potential threats.  Against the backdrop of recent security incidents, reports of audible and visible explosions in Abu Dhabi early this morning prompted the Embassy to issue a security alert to American citizens and personnel.  Subsequently, the Abu Dhabi Civil Defense Authority issued a public notification widely across all media channels confirming that the incident was the result of a gas cylinder explosion. The Embassy extends its gratitude to the Abu Dhabi emergency responders who contained the incident quickly and assured the safety of the city’s residents.