The U.S. Embassy/Consulate General encourages all U.S. citizens to register their presence in the UAE using STEP

The Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) is a free service to anyone traveling and living abroad to receive emails about the latest Travel Advisories when they are posted on travel.state.gov. When you enroll in STEP, you will receive important information from the Embassy about safety conditions in your destination country, and you will help the U.S. Embassy contact you in an emergency, whether natural disaster, civil unrest, or family emergency.

To register, go to step.state.gov.