Security Message for U.S. Citizens #11

U.S. Consulate General Dubai, UAE

Security Message for U.S. Citizens

As New Year’s Eve approaches and large gatherings and celebrations take place across the United Arab Emirates, the U.S. Embassy takes this opportunity to remind U.S. citizens of the Department of State’s Worldwide Travel Alert in which U.S. citizens are advised to be extra cautious, maintain a very high level of vigilance and take appropriate steps to enhance their personal security.

U.S. citizens should be mindful that terrorist groups and those inspired by them pose unpredictable threats in public venues. Citizens should be mindful of local conditions and alert for signs of danger.

If you observe any suspicious activities and/or objects, immediately contact the local Emirate police. Following this, please feel free to report concerns you may have to the U.S. Embassy in Abu Dhabi at +971-2- 414-2200 or the U.S. Consulate General in Dubai at +971-4-309-4000.

U.S. citizens traveling abroad should regularly monitor the U.S. Department of State’s, Bureau of Consular Affairs website for:

The U.S. Embassy also encourages U.S. citizens to review the “Traveler’s Checklist” which includes valuable security information for those both living and traveling abroad, and enroll with the Department of State or the U.S. Embassy through the Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). Follow us on Twitter and the Bureau of Consular Affairs page on Facebook as well. In addition to information on the Internet, travelers may obtain up-to-date information on security conditions by calling 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada, or outside the United States and Canada on a regular toll line at 1-202-501-4444. These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).

U.S. Embassy Abu Dhabi
Telephone: +971-2- 414-2200

U.S. Consulate General Dubai
Telephone: +971-4-309-4000