The recent announcement that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and plans to relocate the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem may spark protests, some of which have the potential to become violent. The U.S. Embassy in Abu Dhabi reminds U.S. citizens of the need for caution and awareness of personal security.
Review your personal security plans; remain aware of your surroundings, including local events; and monitor local news for updates. Maintain a high-level of vigilance, take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security and follow instructions of local authorities. Avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.
For further detailed information regarding the United Arab Emirates and travel:
- 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 in an emergency.
- Contact the U.S. Embassy in Abu Dhabi, located at Airport Road at Rabdan (29th) Street, Embassy District, Plot 38, Sector W59-02 or AbuDhabiACS@state.gov. 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 DubaiACS@state.gov. The after-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is +971-4-309-4000.
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