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Security Alert – U.S. Mission to the UAE
December 23, 2020

Location:  Countrywide

Event:  During this holiday season, the U.S. Mission wishes to remind U.S. citizens in the United Arab Emirates of the need to maintain a high level of vigilance and take appropriate steps to keep up their security awareness. The Department of State remains concerned about the global threat of terrorism and the possibility of attacks against U.S. citizens and interests in the Gulf and Arabian Peninsula. The Department of State’s Country Information guidance for the UAE contains additional information about local security conditions https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/International-Travel-Country-Information-Pages/UnitedArabEmirates.html.

Actions to Take:

  • Maintain a low profile.
  • Be aware of your surroundings and stay alert in locations frequented by tourists.
  • Enroll in STEP at step.state.gov to receive alerts and ensure you can be located in the event of an emergency.



U.S. Embassy Abu Dhabi
Embassies District, Plot 38, Sector W59-02, Street No. 4
+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
UAE Country Information 

Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates.

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