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Message for U.S. Citizens: Closure of U.S. Embassy Abu Dhabi and Consulate General Dubai on May 16, 2022
May 13, 2022

Event:  His Highness, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates, passed away on May 13, 2022.  The UAE government announced that all federal offices, local institutions, and the private sector will close for a three-day period, beginning on Saturday, May 14, through Monday, May 16.  The U.S. Embassy in Abu Dhabi and the U.S. Consulate General in Dubai will close on Monday, May 16, and will resume normal operations on Tuesday, May 17.  For emergency assistance, please see the contact information below. 

In addition, the UAE government announced an official mourning period, which will run from May 13 to June 21.  


U.S. Embassy Abu Dhabi Embassies District, Plot 38, Sector W59-02, Street No.
+971 2 414 2200

U.S. Consulate General Dubai Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed and Al Seef Streets
+971 4 309 4000

State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444  

United Arab Emirates Country Specific Information   

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