Message for U.S. Citizens

On June 5, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and Egypt announced the cessation of diplomatic and consular ties with the State of Qatar. Qatar Airways and other airlines in the region have announced the suspension of certain flights to and from Qatar. The U.S. Embassy takes this opportunity to remind all U.S. citizens residing in or visiting UAE to check directly with your travel providers for any potential impact on your personal travel arrangements and remain alert to additional developments. The embassy is monitoring the situation closely and is working with the Government of UAE to ensure the safety of U.S. citizens in the country.

As always, American citizens can find further information using the below resources:

  • See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and UAE Country Specific Information.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you.
  • Contact the U.S. Embassy in Abu Dhabi, located at Airport Road at Rabdan (29th) Street, Embassy District, Plot 38, Sector W59-02 or The after-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is +971-2-414-2200.
  • Contact the U.S. Consulate General in Dubai, located at Corner of Al Seef Road and Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Road or The after-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is +971-4-309-4000.
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