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A united federation of seven principalities, Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah and Umm al-Quwain the United Arab Emirates has been rapidly developing within the last few decades and has continued to become one of the richest and most influential nations in the world. Each emirate is governed by an Emir who inherits the position from his parents and has been exporting oil since 1962 to generate incredible amounts of revenue and wealth. On its east border is Oman and on its south, Saudi Arabia. It also shares sea borders with Qatar, Iran and Pakistan.

Stone Age History

Due to the findings of primitive hand-axes, scrapers and perforators being found and dated in the Jebel Faya archaeological site in Sharjah, UAE, it is believed that modern humans lived in the region as early as 120,000 BC but little is known about their culture or lifestyle. Dating back as early at 5500 BC, the UAE is known to have been inhabited by various tribes and some of the earliest settlements have been found in Umm Al Quwain. Due to the strong Hellenistic traits observed in the building structures, it’s believed that the inhabitants of these settlements may have spread from Greece. 

Bronze Age History

Various tribes began trading Copper from the Hajar Mountains around 3000 BC with the nearby regions including large civilizations such as Mesopotamia. Human settlements in Sharjah city have been found and dated back as far as the 3rd Millennia BC. Additionally, Umm an-Nar, a bronze age culture existing from 2600 BC left circular tombs with many well fitted stones in the outer wall and are believed to have originated on the Island of the same name just off of the coast of Milh (meaning salt), or modern day Abu Dhabi (meaning Father of Deer). Their presence spread as far as Julfar, or modern day Ras al-Khaimah, where similar tombs have been found. Around the same time, many settlements appeared around the foot of the mountain of Hafeet.

In Dubai, cattle-herding nomads began to use the area and date palms began to be grown agriculturally in 2500 BC. It’s believed that the herders were members of the pre-Islamic Arabian tribe Azd, the Majan civilization, or at least worshippers of Bajir and were the main traders of Copper in the region.

Iron Age History

Around 1000 BC the Camel started becoming domesticated much more commonly and by the 1st Century AD, caravans had become commonplace between Syria and Iraq. It was also common for merchants to trade their wares, mainly Pearls, between Omana (Umm al-Qaiwain) and India via sea routes. This trade attracted attention quickly and drew in merchants from as far away as China.

1st Century – 15th Century History

In the 3rd Century, Dubai came under control of the Sassanian Empire, the last pre-Islamic Iranian Empire in the region. Following 630 AD, Umayyad envoys of the Islamic prophet Muhammad began to appear and battle swept across the region as it was radically converted to Islam. This powerful movement spread as far across the nation as Sassanian Iran and the staging post used for this particular invasion, Julfar, became an incredible wealthy port thanks to the Pearl trade running between it, India and Sindh in Pakistan.

The Umayyads developed Dubai vastly following the conversion, opening up trade routes supported by pearl diving and fishing to a range of regions all across the Middle East and Asia. During the 8th and 9th Centuries, Ras al-Khaimah was inhabited by the Azd, believed to be one of the last pre-Islamic tribes in the region.

16th Century – 19th Century History

At the start of the 16th Century the Portuguese war machine was in full throttle and through their campaign they were able to control the entire Indian Ocean for over 150 years, allowing them to run a monopoly on trade through the region in effect, specializing particularly in spices. Following this in the late 16th Century the Ottoman Empire began to rule the region but pirating continued despite the presence of British and Omani navies patrolling the waters.

Near the end of the 16th Century the Portuguese had begun to suffer due to the efforts of the East India Company and the Safavids who wished to push them out of the region after being defeated at their bases in Bahrain in 1602, Bandar Abbas 1615 and Ras al-Khaimah in 1620, however to this day the ruins of their forts continue to exist. It was in 1727 that the Al Qasimi Clan took control of Sharjah and declared it independent.

Soon after in the 18th Century, the first and second Saudi States were formed. However the first state collapsed in 1818 following the end of the Ottoman-Saudi War. Due to disputes in many areas, soon pirating had become a huge problem, the British actually began to call it the ‘Pirate Coast’ and Raiders begun to harass the shipping groups incessantly. It was also at this time that the Al-‘Ajman tribe migrated into modern day Ajman and founded the emirate of the same name.

In the end, the Sheikhs, leaders of the areas, agreed not to engage in hostilities at sea following a treaty in 1820, but it wasn’t until 1835 that the raids ceased completely. In 1853, the UK and the Trucial Sheikhdoms fostered closer bonds in a new treaty where they would not dispose of any territory except to the UK, in return the UK agreed to protect the Sheikhdoms against any aggression by both land and sea.


20th Century History

The pearling industry had continued to thrive due to the relative calmness of the sea regions and it soon became a dominant economic resource in the region. However, the 1st World War had a dramatic negative impact on the pearl fisheries. This, followed by the Great Depression in the 1920s and 1930s, alongside the Japanese invention of the cultured pearl, wiped the industry out completely. The remnants were completely erased by the new Government of India which set in place heavy taxes on any pearls imported from any Arab state.

In the 50’s, Abu Dhabi disputed a border with Oman over the Buraimi Oasis and with the UK’s backing, the two sides entered a standstill, to this day the border has yet to be ratified. In 1952 at this time that Fujairah became independent of its previously joined nation, Sharjah.

Beginning in the 60’s, the first oil companies began to export crude oil from Abu Dhabi in 1962 and through the revenue the ruler of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan al Nahyan began undertaking massive developments in the area, building hospitals, roads, housing and schools. Dubai followed suit in 1969 and Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Dubai’s ruler, began to also reconstruct the area. The Sheikhs of the emirates then decided to form a council capable of coordinating all matters concerning the region’s development and aptly named it the Trucial States Council.

Through the rapid development of the Emirates, the British government decided that it was incapable of now defending the emirates, despite talks between the parties, in the end the UK pulled its forces out of the region and by the 70’s, the Trucial States Council was called to form a united nation named the United Arab Emirates. Out of the five states, four joined into the nation. Ras al-Khaimah joined shortly thereafter in 1972. 

In 1991 the Al Dhafra Air Base located outside of Abu Dhabi supported Allied operations during the Persian Gulf War and Operation Northern Watch. In 1994 the UAE signed a military defence agreement with the United States and later on it signed another one with France in 1995.

21st Century History

Following the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the United States, the UAE was recognized as one of the main financial centres used by Al-Queda and any accounts suspected of being used by terrorist groups were frozen under the UAE’s full cooperation with the US and UK. Following this, the nation supported the US and associated nations’ military operations during the invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 and Iraq in 2003 as well as a whole host of others.

In 2004 the UAE’s first president passed away and his eldest son, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan became the ruler of Abu Dhabi and, in accordance with the constitution, was elected as president by the UAE’s supreme council of rulers. In 2006, Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the prime minister of the UAE and ruler of Dubai passed away and the Crown Prince, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, inherited both roles.

Following a wave of government over-throwing sweeping across the Middle East in 2011, also known as the Arab Spring, the UAE saw very little activity in this way but did face the case of five pro-democracy activists charged with insulting the President, Vice President and a Crown Prince. Through the efforts of a variety of human rights groups the five men were pardoned without comment by the President less than a day after being given two to three year prison sentences. 

Wording
Phonetic
English
     
Salam Sah-lam Hello/Hi
Ma a salama
 
Mah ah sah-lah-mah Good Bye!
Hal tatakallamo alloghah al Enjileziah / Alarabiah? Hahl tah-tah-kah-lah-moh ahl-oh-gah ahl Ehn-jill-ehz-ee-ah / Ah-lah-rah-bee-ah Do you speak English / Arabic?
Esmee… Ehz-mee My name is…
Hal beemkanek mosa’adati Hahl beam-kah-nehk moh-sah-ah-dah-tee Can you help me?
Abhatu an… Ahb-hah-too ahn I’m looking for…
Na’am / Laa Nah-ahm / Lah Yes / No
Assayed / Assayedah / Al Anesah Ah-say-ehd / Ah-say-ehd-ah / Ahl Ah-ney-sah Mr / Mrs / Miss
Alyawm / Al aan Ahl-yorm / Ahl Ahn Today / Now
Ghadan / Albareha Gah-dahn / Ahl-bah-reh-ah Tomorrow / Yesterday
Haza / Zalek / Huna / Hunak Hah-zah / Zah-lek / Hoo-nah / Hoo-nahk This / That / Here / There

Phrases

Above are a few common Arabic phrases to help you get around. 
 


Languages

The national language of the United Arab Emirates is Arabic and in a majority of the area the Gulf dialect is spoken. However, due to British influence throughout the region for the past few hundred years, English is widely spoken and is a necessity when applying for work in the United Arab Emirates.

Other frequently spoken languages include Persian spoken by the Iranian population, Malayalam spoken by Malayali Indians, Pashto spoken by Pashtun, Tagalog spoken by Filipinos and Hindu-Urdu spoken by South Asians. Additionally, small pocket populations of Chinese, Japanese and Indonesian people also exist within the UAE, as well as other Asian groups which speak their own respective languages. 


Religion

The state religion is Islam and is also the largest religion across the Emirates. Generally speaking the government avoids interfering in the activities of non-Muslims but also expects non-Muslims to not interfere in the matters of the Muslim world. However, it does impose restrictions on spreading other religions through any form of media. There is a Buddhist Temple in Al Garhoud, a Hindu Temple in Bur Dubai, a Sikh Gurudwara in Jebel Ali and thirty-one Christian churches throughout the entire region among even more Islamic Mosques.

Statistically speaking, 76% of the population is Muslim, 9% is Christian and the remaining 15% is a mix of other religions, but mainly Hindu. However, among Emirati Citizens alone, 85% are Sunni Muslim with the remaining 15% being Shi’a Muslim. However, Omani immigrants in the region are mostly Ibadi with a few sparce Sufi groups. Atheist groups do exist within the country though and all residents whether religious or not are given equal protection and rights under the nation’s constitution.

Lead by the descendants of the Al Maktoum, Al Nahyan, Bani Yas and Al Qawasim, the United Arab Emirates has a deep culture rooted in Arab Muslim lines but also incorporates a few other cultures such as Persians originating from Iran and Europeans, mainly British, who have been in contact with the UAE for hundreds of years.

Museums, Galleries & Architecture

Among the famous museums and galleries of the region, Sharjah stands tall with its Heritage District containing a full seventeen museums and is considered to be the Cultural Capital of the Arab World.

However, Al Quoz in Dubai is famous for more contemporary art galleries and Abu Dhabi is a specialist in foreign and natively indigenous art with its most recent development being a culture district on Saadiyat Island. The island will include the Louvre Abu Dhabi Classical Museum, the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi Modern Art Museum, the Sheikh Zayed National Museum, a Biennale Park with sixteen pavilions, a Performing Arts Center and a Maritime Museum. Dubai additionally is planning a district for galleries and artists as well as a Kunsthal museum.

Largely inspired by Islamic architecture, the building style of the region is simplistic but very well-adapted to the area in response to the climate and lifestyle. Around the coastline many people lived in portable tents whilst further inland it was more typical to own a permanent house made of stone guss with palm tree leaf roofing. What permanent housing that there was along the shorelines, were decorated with block-cut sarooj-bonded fossilized coral or a lime mixture created from seashells, water and chalk. Due to the conditions, ventilation was considered a priority but not at the expense of privacy.



Clothing, Dress Style & Etiquette

Typically, Emirati men wear traditional clothing such as a Kandoora (a long white shirt made of cotton or wool) and Emirati women wear an Abaya (a black outfit which covers most of the body). It isn’t unusual for nationals to own fifty of the same outfit as it needs to be constantly changed to ensure it kept clean in the conditions. However, among the Emirati youth it’s more common to wear western-style clothing.

It is important to note that clothing which covers the body properly is expected to be worn in public at all times, this includes places which in the west this isn’t strictly enforced such as the beach.

Literature, Poetry, Music & Dance

Among Emirati literature and poetry, the typical Arab authors and poets tend to depict a range of themes including patriotism, chivalry, family, satire, self-praise and love. It’s believed that the style and form of the oldest forms of Emirati poetry were influenced by the 8th Century Arab Scholar Al Khalil bin Ahmed. This form of poetry underwent gentle modification during the Islamic movement and subsequent civilization in Andalucia, Spain, before being majorly altered during the 20th Century due to western influences. It was also around this time that prose poetry began to become more commonplace in Emirati literature.

Famous literary masters include the 15th Century poet Ibn Majid, the 19th Century poet Mubarak Al Oqaili and the 20th Century Poets Khalfan Musabah, Ahmed bin Sulayem, Sultan bin Ali Al Owas and Sheikh Saqr Al Qasimi, who also ruled Sharjah. More contemporary poetry and literature in the region has taken a turn in having Apollo and Romantic Poetry influences. 
The music scene compromises a wide variety of influences, genres and subgenres from all across the globe but the UAE traditionally houses Arab Khaleeji music which uses the Tabl Drum and the Oud (a pear shaped string instrument similar to a European Lute), Bedouin folk music which uses poetry-based lyrics either sung unaccompanied or to the stringed instrument the Rebab (as well as various woodwind instruments) and Yowla music which is most often performed by the Bantu peoples of the African Great Lakes region.

Additionally a range of world-famous pop and rock groups and individuals have performed within the UAE including Aerosmith, Elton John, Bon Jovi, Linkin Park, Celine Dion, Phil Collins and Kylie Minogue. Additionally, the Dubai International Jazz Festival is held every year and up until recently the Dubai Desert Rock Festival was also held annually.

Calendar & Events

Nationally January 1st is declared a national holiday as the first holiday of the new year, but less than two weeks later on January 13th, Mouloud, the Prophet’s Birthday, is also declared a national holiday. In February the Shopping Festival begins and over three million people travel to Dubai to take advantage of massive discounts applied at shopping malls and fashions shows across the city. In late February to early March the PGA’s Dubai Desert Classic starts at the Emirates Golf Course.

On May 27th the Leilat al-Meiraj, the Prophet’s Ascension, is declared another national holiday. At the End of Ramadan from July 29th to July 31st the public is given another public holiday and between October 4th and October 7th the Arafat Haj Day and the Eid-al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) are declared public holidays as well.

At the start of the Islamic New Year, Aj-Hijra, October 25th, the nation has another holiday and in November the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix commences, showcasing the best of the F1 on the Yas Marina Circuit. On December 2nd and 3rd, the public is given another holiday in respect to National Day. Some of the biggest New Years’ celebrations in the world take place in the United Arab Emirates with Dubai actually holding the Guiness World Record for the biggest fireworks display ever, in which it let loose over half a million fireworks off of the Burj Khalifa building. 
 

The UAE has a wide selection of nightlife, and some of the best nightlife in the world lies in Dubai with a plethora of spots located within close proximity. Below are some of our top picks from across the nation: 

The Barasti Bar in Le Meidien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina is considered one of the best bars by the coastline and is ideal for those swelteringly hot days where a cool drink just does it all for you. The DJs on the site play both indoors and outdoors so you can choose when you feel like a change of scenery and sun.

Feel like a good meal before hitting the club? Why not do both in Carter’s in Wafi, Oud Methra? The restaurant slowly transforms into a top-of-the-line bar and the music kicks in hot at 10pm sharp every night.

Located in the Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa Jumeirah Road, the Boudoir Nightclub has one of the very best reputations across the city and plays all sorts of music, but as soon as a bottle of champagne is brought to the table, the music is turned off to celebrate its arrival.

Maybe you prefer your sports with a cool drink, in which case your best bet is the Champions Sports Bar in Abu Baker Al Siddique Road, Deira. Located next to the Hamarain Shopping Center, the bar houses a multitude of TV screens and plays the biggest sporting events throughout the year including Football, Rugby and Boxing. The bar itself is open daily between Midday and 2am except Fridays when it’s open between 6pm and 2am.

Poolside pleasures your game? Then you’ll love the Ikandy Ultralounge in the Shangri-La Hotel. This brilliant poolside lounge features a bar on the fourth floor and features pink lights which cause white clothes to glow and makes it ideal for pool parties.

Like your younger clubbing crowd? The Chi @ The Lodge in Al Nasr Leisureland is famous for playing popular funk, hip-hop and house music and often has nights themed around these genres. The huge nightclub encompasses four large rooms, a semi-outdoor dance area with a garden and a VIP room.

The Kasbar in Al Sufouh Road is located in the Royal Mirage Hotel and features a strong Moroccan theme across three terraced levels which overlook a lower dance floor. With a variety of DJs playing only the latest dance hits, the upper level is a more chilled venue with Arabian style sofas for a more relaxed evening.
Some people prefer comfort, class and a civilized modern experience. For that we recommend the Issimo Bar by the Hilton Dubai Creek which features a contemporary-design sports and martini bar full of cool drinks and large leather sofas with accompanying TVs.

Ku-Bu in the Radisson Blu Hotel incorporates a range of African themes and décor and brings on a relaxing atmosphere, combined with international music it’s the ideal place to start out on a night out.

Including a huge dancer floor, some of the top international DJs and podium dancers, Mix in the Grand Hyatt has an extensive history being Dubai’s first club ever and plays a fusion of Arabic pop, R&B and house music.

Like faster, more high-paced music and dancing? Try Malecon in the Dubai Marine Beach Resort. It contains an in-house Latino group and a salsa bar and transitions from an amazing restaurant to a livelier dancing club in the later hours.

After a colossal refurbishment and relaunch, Trilogy at Souk Madinat Jumeirah is back and bigger than ever featuring the world’s top DJs playing the hottest tunes from all across the globe. The club itself features three floors and is considered to have some of the best views in the city.

Scarlett’s in the Emirates Tower Hotel is the ideal place for that after-hours drink. It’s incredibly popular with corporate and business people and houses some of the most successful individuals when they step out of their offices.

The Apartment Lounge & Club in Jumeirah Beach Resort plays a range of music from R&B and Hip Hop to House and Latin. It should also be mentioned that ladies commonly receive free drinks shortly before midnight! 

Money

The United Arab Emirates used Arabic Emirati Dirham (AED) as their currency, one Dirham is equivalent to 100 Fils, another currency of smaller value. Coins come in 1, 5, 10, 25 and 50 Fil variants as well as 1 Dirham coins. Concerning bank notes, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1000 Dirham variants are available. On average, AED 1 is equal to about $0.27 or £0.16.  

Economy

After Saudi Arabia, the economy of the United Arab Emirates is the second largest in the Arab World with an AED 1.5 Trillion (About $408 Billion or £246 Billion) GDP. Since the UAE’s independence in 1971, the economy has grown by over 230%. A third of this comes from oil revenue alone but Tourism is also incredibly prominent. Across the nation over AED 1.3 Trillion ($354 Billion or £213 Billion) worth of construction projects is taking place and this in turn is helping the UAE dramatically diversify its sources of income.

Totalling over AED 1 Trillion ($273.5 Billion or £165 Billion) worth of imports in 2012, the UAE became the largest consumer in the Arab World with its exports making it the second largest exporter in the world at over AED 1.1 Trillion ($314 Billion or £189.5 Billion). The main trading partner of the UAE is India, which additionally has the UAE as its main trading partner at over AED 275 Billion ($75 Billion or £45 Billion).

On average, mean wages were AED 167.52 ($45.61 or £27.55) an hour and only 4.6% of the population are considered to be unemployed.



Banking

Luckily, ATMs are widespread all across the UAE so access to money is safe, secure and straightforward, most banks will charge you a fee to withdraw money held by another bank’s ATM. Across the UAE, Cheques are used the most often for paying rent, bills, fees and for generally large payments, Credit Card usage isn’t too rare however.

Banks across the UAE predominantly offer three main types of accounts, these include Current Accounts which work near-identically to other current accounts worldwide, Savings Accounts which work similarly to most globally used savings accounts and Term Deposit Accounts which offer higher interest rates than savings accounts but don’t allow for instant access to savings.

Most Banks will ask you for a Certified Copy of a Valid UAE Residency Visa and a Certified Copy of a Valid Passport but may ask for additional documents.

Taxes

All foreign banks are charged at 20% of their taxable income in the Emirates of Dubai, Sharjah and Dubai and Oil Companies pay 50% of their taxable income in the Emirates except in Dubai where the rate is an additional 5% higher. Additionally, all production is subject to royalty payments.

Municipal taxes are at 5% for hotel, entertainment & residential premises and 10% for commercial.

All personal income including salary is completely untaxed in all emirates. 


Emirati Cuisine is wide and varied across the United Arab Emirates and incorporates a brilliant mix of Asian and Middle Eastern Cuisines. Typical dishes include Kabsa, a type of rice dish, Falafel, a deep friend ball made from chickpeas and fava beans, Kebab, a skewer-held series of meats and vegetables and Khabees, a sweet dish made of flour and oil. Dates are also a common treat in the region and have been grown there for thousands of years.

Drinks are typically served hot and common favourites are coffee and tea supplemented with a range of spices and herbs such as saffron, mint and cardamom. Pork is sold in some supermarkets but it’s rare and they’re always sold in a separate section, additionally hotels normally only use a pork substitute such as beef sausages or veal rashers, but they may occasionally use it and it is labelled when they do so. Typically only hotel restaraunts, bars, nightclubs and golf clubs sell alcohol, except in Sharjah.



Meals usually begin with eating dates and drinking Gahwah (Arabic Coffee) and it is typical to have red tea infused with mint at the end of each meal which helps to aid digestion. Due to the typical desert conditions, the UAE diet uses a lot of meat, grain and dairy dishes and ingredients, some areas where vegetables are easy to grow will use them in their diets and coastal areas are most often very fish heavy in their diets. 

VISA Requirements

All citizens of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and Saudi Arabia do not require a VISA to travel to the United Arab Emirates. If you are from any of the following countries you can get a 96-Hour or a 30-Day Visit VISA which may be extended for an additional 30 days for an additional charge:

  • Australia
  • Andorra
  • Austria
  • Brunei
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hong Kong
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Liechtenstein
  • Luxembourg
  • Malaysia
  • Monaco
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Portugal
  • San Marino
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • The UK
  • The US
  • Vatican City
People who are not Nationals of countries on the list can still apply for a VISA via the Emirates’ Website but with all applications a minimum of four international working days prior to arrival is required.

If you have a member of your family living in the UAE then they can apply for a VISA for you. Also, certain companies and hotels may be able to sponsor you for your VISA.

Random screenings do occur at the airports and if you are selected for a screening then you will be required to present a hard copy of your VISA or a printed version of the VISA number confirmation page at the screening counter. If you don’t have a copy with you then you will be charged AED 30, payable only in AED.

Health Care

The standard of health care in in United Arab Emirates is considered to be exceptionally high due to increased government spending in economically strong years. The World Bank actually ranked Dubai and Abu Dhabi respectively as the 2nd and the 3rd most popular medical tourism destinations in the region, falling only marginally behind Jordan.

Throughout the UAE there are more than 40 public hospitals with the Emirati Ministry of Health investing into expanding health facilities, hospitals and medical & trauma centres. Additionally, Abu Dhabi has opened a state-of-the-art hospital and Dubai is developing Dubai Healthcare City which will offer some of the best healthcare available in the world.

Cardiovascular Disease is the principal cause of death in the UAE and constitutes over 28% of total deaths. The remaining 72% is made up of a combination of accidents & injuries, malignancies and congenital abnormalities. HIV/AIDS is exceptionally rare within the UAE with less than a thousand cases of it throughout the region, however, over a quarter of all citizens of the UAE have diabetes.

Transportation

Private vehicles are commonly used as they are in the west and unlike in many other Arabic countries, women are given full driving rights in the UAE. Connecting the cities together but rarely stretching across the desert, the roads are extensive, modern and constantly maintained by the government, as are the bus services in each region.

There are 42 Airports spread across the UAE with 25 of them with paved runways and 5 with Heliports. Out of all of the services in the region, Etihad Airways and Emirates are the most used airlines of the UAE. Rail has a minimal presence in the UAE but investment in Rail lines is expected to be much bigger in the near future.

With many existing for hundreds of years, a range of ports and harbours dot about the coastline with many within the cities, these include Ajman Port, Fujairah Port, Das Island, Khalifa Port, Mina’ Zayid, Mina Jabal Al Dhanna, Khawr Fakkan, Mina Al Hemreya, Mina’ Khalid, Mina’ Jabal ‘Ali, Port Rashid, Mina’ Saqr and Umm al-Qaiwain Port. These ports include over 70 merchant ships and what oil isn’t transported via them is pumped via pipelines varying between 516 and 541 miles under the sea.

Embassies

Below is a list of all Embassies in the United Arab Emirates:
 
Afghani Embassy in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
P.O. Box 5687
Khalidiya Abu Dhabi, UAE
City: Abu Dhabi
Phone:  (+971-2) 6655560
Fax: (+971-2) 6655576
Email: afgem555@emirates.net.ae
Office Hours: Regular Hours:
Embassy: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Consulate: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Details: Non-resident envoy to: Oman
 
Afghanistan Afghani Consulate in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Consulate General of Afghanistan in Dubai, UAE
P.O.Box 113233
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
City: Dubai
Phone:  +971-4-398-8229
Fax: +971-4-398-8441
Email: info@afgconsulate.com
 
Algeria Algerian Embassy in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Embassy of Algeria in Abu Dhabi, UAE
Quartier des Ambassade Arabes
BP BOX 3070
City: Abu Dhabi
Phone: 97 12 444 89 43, 97 12 444 89 49
Fax: 97 12 444 70 68, 97 12 444 58 74
 
Angola Angolan Consulate in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Consulate General of the Republic of Angola
Villa No. - 1,
79 - Street,
Jumeirah -1,
Corner with Al Wasl Road,
Dubai - U.A.E
City: Dubai
Phone:  +971 4 344 75 41
Fax: +971 4 344 75 49
Website: http://www.angdubai.ae
Email: angola12@consuldubai.ae
Office Hours: Working Days: Sunday - Thursday Working Hours: 9:00 am - 3:30 pm (Sunday to Wednesday), 9.00 am - 2:00 pm (Thursday)
 
Argentina Argentinian Embassy in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Embassy of Argentina in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Villa 18, Street 11 - Al Rowdah
P.O. Box 3325
Abu Dhab, United Arab Emirates
City: Abu Dhabi
Phone:  (+971) 2 4436-838
Fax: (+971) 2 4431-392
Email: info@argentinauae.ae
 
Armenia Armenian Embassy in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Embassy of Armenia in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Embassies District (al-Safarat),
24 Al Karamah Str., Zone 2,
P. O. Box Number: 6
City: Abu Dhabi
Phone: (9712) 4444196, 4444128
Fax: (9712) 4444197
Email: armemiratesembassy@mfa.am
Office Hours: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri: 09:00-18:00
 
Australia Australian Embassy in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Australian Embassy in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Al Muhairy Centre
8th Floor, Al Muhairy Centre
Sheikh Zayed the First Street
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
City: Abu Dhabi
Phone:  (+ 971 2) 401 7500
Fax: (+ 971 2) 401 7501
Website: http://www.uae.embassy.gov.au/
Email: abudhabi.embassy@dfat.gov.au
Office Hours: 0800 to 1630, Sundays to Thursdays. The Embassy is closed on Fridays and Saturdays, and relevant public holidays.
 
Australia Australian Consulate in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Australian Consulate-General in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Level 25
Bur Juman Business Tower
Dubai
City: Dubai
Phone:  + 971 4 508 7100
Fax: + 971 4 355 1547
Website: http://www.uae.embassy.gov.au
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Austria Austrian Embassy in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Embassy of Austria in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Al Khazna Tower
P.O.B. 35539
Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates
City: Abu Dhabi
Phone:  (+971) (2) 67 66 611
 (+971) (2) 67 13 632
Fax: (+971) (2) 67 15 551
Website: http://www.austrianembassy.ae
Email: abu-dhabi-ob@bmeia.gv.at
Office Hours: 09.00-12.00 (Sunday - Thursday)
 
Azerbaijan Azerbaijani Embassy in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Embassy of Azerbaijan in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Al-Bateen Area, Villa Sector W/16, Plot N-297
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
City: Abu Dhabi
Phone: (9712) 666 28 48
Fax: +971 (2) 666 31 50
Email: azembasy@emirates.net.ae
 
Bahrain Bahraini Embassy in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Bahraini Embassy in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates
P.O. Box 3367
Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates
City: Abu Dhabi
Phone:  (+971) 2 665 7500
Fax: (+971) 2 667 4141
Email: abudhabi.mission@mofa.gov.bh
Office Hours: 08.00-14.00
 
Bangladesh Bangladeshi Embassy in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Bangladeshi Embassy in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates
Villa No. 21, Plot No. W-14/01
Al Rowdha Area
P.O. Box 2504
Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates
City: Abu Dhabi
Phone:  (+971) 2 446 5100
Fax: (+971) 2 446 4733
Website: http://www.bdembassyuae.org
Email: bdootabudhabi@bdembassy.ae
 
Bangladesh Bangladeshi Consulate in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Bangladeshi Consulate General in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates
Villa No. 24, Abdul Aziz Al Mulla Villa
Al Muteena Area, Deira
P.O Box 4336
Dubai
United Arab Emirates
City: Dubai
Phone:  (+971) 4 272 6966
Fax: (+971) 4 272 7965
Website: http://cgbdubai.com
Email: bcgdubai@emirates.net.ae / bdootcw@emirates.net.ae
 
Belarus Belarusian Embassy in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Embassy of the Republic of Belarus to the United Arab Emirates
Villa 434, 26th Street
Al-Rouda Area
P.O.Box 30337
United Arab Emirates
City: Abu Dhabi
Phone:  (+971 2) 445 3399
Fax: (+971 2) 445 1131
Website: http://www.uae.belembassy.org/
Email: uae@mfa.gov.by
Office Hours: From 08.45 to 16.00 (Sunday - Wednesday)From 08.00 to 15.45 (Thursday)
 
Belgium Belgian Embassy in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Embassy of Belgium in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Al Masaood Tower (6th floor)
Hamdan Street
Abu Dhabi
City: Abu Dhabi
Phone:  + (971) (2) 631 9449
Fax: + (971) (2) 631 9353
Website: http://www.diplomatie.be/abudhabi
Email: AbuDhabi@diplobel.fed.be
 
Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnian Embassy in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Embassy of Bosnia- Herzegovina in United Arab Emirates
Abu Dhabi, PO Box 43362
City: Abu Dhabi
Phone:  (+971-2) 6444164, 6440241
Fax: (+971-2) 6443919
 
Brazil Brazilian Embassy in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Embassy of Brazil in United Arab Emirates
Madinat Zayed
Street no.5, Villa no.3
P.O.Box 3027, Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates
City: Abu Dhabi
Phone:  (009712) 6320606
Fax: (009712) 6327727
Website: http://-
Email: brazilem@emirates.net.ae
 
Brunei Bruneian Embassy in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Embassy of Brunei in the United Arab Emirates
Villa No. 15/1, International Academic School
Abu Dhabi ,Mouroor street
P.O.Box 5836, Abu Dhabi, UAE
City: Abu Dhabi
Phone: 971-2-448 6999
Fax: 971-2-448 6333
Email: abudhabi@mfa.gov.bn
Office Hours: Sunday - Thursday 0800 - 1430
 
Bulgaria Bulgarian Consulate in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Consulate General of the Republic of Bulgaria, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Jumeira Road, Villa No 18, Dubai
U.A.E, P.O.Box 72535
City: Dubai
Phone:  00971 4 344 23 41
Fax: 00971 4 344 23 41
Email: bulgcons@emirates.net.al
 
Canada Canadian Embassy in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Embassy of Canada in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Abu Dhabi Trade Towers(Abu Dhabi Mall) West Tower
9th & 10th Floors, West Tower,Abu Dhabi Trade
Center (Abu Dhabi Mall)
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
City: Abu Dhabi
Phone:  +971-2-694 0300
Fax: +971-2-694 0399
Website: http://www.uae.gc.ca
Email: abdbi@international.gc.ca
Office Hours: Sunday to Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
 
Canada Canadian Consulate in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Consulate of Canada in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Suite # 701, Bank Street Building,
Khalid Bin Waleed Street
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
City: Dubai
Phone:  +971-4-314 5555
Fax: +971-4-314 5556/5557
Website: http://www.uae.gc.ca
Email: dubai@international.gc.ca
 
China Chinese Consulate in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Chinese Consulate General in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Villa No. 14, Street 8, Community 357, Umm Al Sheif Street
Safa 2 Area, Dubai, U.A.E
City: Dubai
Phone:  00971-4-3944733
Fax: 00971-4-3952207
Email: chnchslt@hotmail.com
 
China Chinese Embassy in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Chinese Embassy in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Plot No.26, Sector No. W-22
Abu Dhabi, UAE
P.O Box 2741 Abu Dhabi
City: Abu Dhabi
Phone:  00971-2-4434276
Fax: 00971-2-4436835
 00971-2-4435440
Website: http://ae.china-embassy.org/eng/
Email: chinaemb_ae@mfa.gov.cn
Office Hours: Office hour: 8:30a.m.-- 2:00p.m. Sunday-- Thursday (Except UAE and Chinese holidays). Consular Section Hours: 09:00 am.-- 13:00 pm. Sunday -Thursday Application Time: 09:00 am.-- 12:00 am. Collection Time: 12:00 am.-- 13:00 pm.
Details: Ambassador: Gao Yusheng
 
Comoros Comoran Consulate in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Consulate of the Comoros in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
City: Dubai
Phone:  (971-4) 228-96-55
Fax: (971-4) 228-96-54
 
Cyprus Cypriot Embassy in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Embassy of the Republic of Cyprus at the United Arab of Emirates
Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street (30th str.) No 426
P.O. Box: 63013
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
City: Abu Dhabi
Phone:  +971 2 6654480
Fax: +971 2 6657870
Email: cyembadb@eim.ae
 
Czech Republic Czech Embassy in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Embassy of the Czech Republic in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
City Bank Bldg., Corniche Plaza,
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Postal address:
P.O.Box 27009
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
City: Abu Dhabi
Phone:  009712/6782800
Fax: 009712/6795716
Website: http://www.mzv.cz/abudhabi
Email: abudhabi@embassy.mzv.cz
Office Hours: Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday: 09.00 - 12.00
 
Denmark Danish Consulate in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Royal Danish Consulate in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Najda Street
Nissan Bldg.
2nd floor
Mail to: P.O. Box 322
U. A. E.
City: Abu Dhabi
Phone: (2) 772000
Fax: (2) 776 689
 
Denmark Danish Consulate in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Royal Danish Consulate in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Al Maidan Tower
Office 104
Al Maktoum Street
Deira
City: Dubai
Phone: 4 222 7699
Fax: 4 223 5751
Email: dtcdubai@emirates.net.ae
 
Denmark Danish Consulate in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Consulate General of Denmark in Dubai
Villa No. 208, 22 Street, Al Thanya Road, Umm Suqeim 2, Dubai
P.O. Box 2988, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
City: Dubai
Phone:  +971 4 348 0877
Fax: +971 4 348 0899
Website: http://www.dtcdubai.um.dk/
Email: dxbgkl@um.dk
 
Egypt Egyptian Embassy in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Embassy of Egypt in United Arab Emirates
Mail Box: 4026 Abu Dhabi
DIPLOMATIC DISTRICT - ABU DHABI
City: Abu Dhabi
Phone: (009712) 4445566 - 4445656
Fax: (009712) 4449878
Website: http://www.mfa.gov.eg/Missions/uae/abudhabi/embassy/en-GB
Email: EGemb_AbuDhabi@mfa.gov.eg
Office Hours: Official working hours Working hours start at 9 am till 4 pm. The Consular Section in the Embassy receives citizens and consular transactions are delivered from 9 am till 1:30 pm. Days off: Thursday and Friday
 
Egypt Egyptian Consulate in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Consulate General of Egypt in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Bar Dubai, Khaled Ibn Al Walid St.
Consulates Zone
City: Dubai
Phone:  (009714) 3971122
Fax: (009714) 3971033
Website: http://www.mfa.gov.eg/Missions/uae/dubai/consulate/en-GB
Office Hours: Requests are to be submitted from 9 a.m. to 12 a.m., and received from 12 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday are days off.
 
Eritrea Eritrean Embassy in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Embassy of the State of Eritrea in United Arab Emirates
PO Box 2597
City: Abu Dhabi
Phone:  +971-2-633-1838
Fax: +971-2-634-6451
 
Finland Finnish Embassy in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Embassy of Finland in United Arab Emirates
Al Masaood Tower, 12th floor
office 1202 Hamdan Street
P.O. Box 3634
City: Abu Dhabi
Phone:  + 971- 2- 632 8927
Fax: + 971-2 - 632 5063
Website: http://www.finland.ae
Email: sanomat.abo@formin.fi
Office Hours: Office hours: Sun-Thu 8.00-15.45 Customer Service: Sun-Thu 9.00-12.00
 
France French Embassy in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Embassy of France in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Angle Delma street (n'13)
et Al Nahyan street (n'26)
PO box 4014 - Abu Dhabi
City: Abu Dhabi
Phone: [971] (2) 44 35 100
Fax: [971] (2) 44 34 158
Website: http://www.ambafrance-eau.org/
Email: contact@ambafrance.ae
 
France French Consulate in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Consulate General of France in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Api Tower - 18eme etage
Sheik Zayed Road
PO box 3314 - Dubai
City: Dubai
Phone:  [971] (4) 332 90 40
Fax: [971] (4) 332 80 33
Website: http://www.consulfrance-dubai.org.ae/
Email: consulat.DUBAI-FSLT@diplomatie.gouv.fr
 
Gambia Gambian Embassy in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Embassy of Gambia in the United Arab Emirates
P.O. Box: 3675 Abu Dhabi,United Arab Emirates
City: Abu Dhabi
Phone:  +971 2 6678033
Fax: +971 2 6678030
Email: gamsyuae@emirates.net.ae
 
Germany German Embassy in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
German Embassy in United Arab Emirates
Towers at the Trade Center
West Tower, 14th Floor, Abu Dhabi Mall
P.O. Box 2591
City: Abu Dhabi
Phone:  +971-2-6446693 or  +971-50-6216291
Fax: +971-2-6446942 or  +971-2-6449425
Website: http://www.abu-dhabi.diplo.de
Email: info@abu-dhabi.diplo.de
Office Hours: Sundays to Thursdays: 9.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. After hours visa applications can only be handed in at prior appointment.
Details: Ambassador: H.E. Klaus-Peter Brandes
 
Germany German Consulate in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Dubai
Khalid Bin Al Waleed Road, New Sharaf Building,
Near Bur Juman Center, Dubai
City: Dubai
Phone:  (00971 4) 397 23 33
Fax: (00971 4) 397 22 25
Website: http://www.dubai.diplo.de/
Email: info@dubai.diplo.de
 
Greece Greek Embassy in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, United Arab Emirates
Embassy of Greece in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
P.O. Box 5483
Sector E 48, Plot No . 141
City: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Phone:  (009712) 4492550
Fax: (4493119)4492455
Email: gremb.abd@mfa.gr
 
Hungary Hungarian Embassy in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Embassy of Hungary in Abu Dhabi, UAE
Al-Monasseer Area,Al-NahyanStr.26. Al-Qassimi villa No 1 Abu Dhabi PoB 44450
City: Abu Dhabi
Phone: 2-6660107
Fax: 2-6667877
 
India Indian Embassy in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Embassy of India in United Arab Emirates
Plot No. 10, Sector W-59/02
Diplomatic Area, Off the Airport Road
P.O. Box 4090
City: Abu Dhabi
Phone:  00-971-2-4492700
Fax: 00-971-2-4444685
Website: http://www.indembassyuae.org
Email: indiauae@emirates.net.ae
 
India Indian Consulate in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Consulate General of India in Dubai, UAE
Al Hamaria Diplomatic Enclave
PO Box 737
City: Dubai
Phone:  00-971-4-3971222, 3971333
Fax: 00-971-4-3970453
Website: http://www.cgidubai.com/
Email: cgidubai@emirates.net.ae
 
Indonesia Indonesian Embassy in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Embassy of Indonesia in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Zone 2, Sector 79, Villa No. 474
Sultan Bin Zayed Street (Str.32)
(P.O.BOX 7256), Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates
City: Abu Dhabi
Phone: (971-2) 445-4448
Fax: (971-2) 445-5453
Website: http://www.indoemb.org/kbri
Email: indoemb@emirates.net.ae; kbriabd@indonesianembassy.ae
Office Hours: Sunday -Thursday : 08.00 - 16:00 Friday and Saturday : Closed
 
Indonesia Indonesian Consulate in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Consulate General of Indonesia in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Al Hudaiba, Community 322
Villa No. 1, Bur Dubai
United Arab Emirates
(P.O.BOX 73759)
City: Dubai
Phone:  (971-4) 398-5666
Fax: (971-4) 398-0804
Website: http://www.kjridubai.ae
Email: indocons@emirates.net.ae
 
Iran Iranian Embassy in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Embassy of Iran in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
P.O Box 4080 Abu Dhabi. UAE
City: Abu Dhabi
Phone:  +9712 4447618
Fax: +9712 4448714
Website: http://www.iranembassy.org.ae/
Email: iranemb@eim.ae
 
Iraq Iraqi Embassy in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Embassy of The Republic of Iraq in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
City: Dubai
Phone:  009714 - 2685445
Fax: 009714 - 2625242
Website: http://dubemb@iraqmofamail.net
 
Iraq Iraqi Embassy in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Embassy of The Republic of Iraq in United Arab Emirates - Abu Dhabi
Manhal street , Haoudh 55 , Street 32,Abu Dhabi
City: Abu Dhabi
Phone:  009712 - 6655152
Fax: 009712 - 6655214
Email: adbemb@iraqmofamail.net
 
Ireland Irish Embassy in Al Bateen, United Arab Emirates
Embassy of Ireland in the United Arab Emirates
1 and 2 Khalifa Al Suwaidi Development
19th Street (off 32nd Street)
Abu Dhabi
City: Al Bateen
Phone:  +971 (0)2 4958200
Fax: +971 (0)2 6819233
Website: http://www.embassyofireland.ae
Email: irishvisaofficedubai@gmail.com, embassyabudhabi@dfa.ie
Office Hours: office hours: 8:30 a.m 15:30 p.m Saturday to Wednesday
Details: Ambassador: H.E. Ciaran Madden Second Secretary: Robert O'Driscoll Second Secretary: Neil Shannon Visa Attache: Gareth Hargadon Visa Attache: Sharon Kelly
 
Italy Italian Embassy in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Italian Embassy in United Arab Emirates
P.O. Box 46752
Abu Dhabi
City: Abu Dhabi
Phone: 97 12 443 5622
Fax: 97 12 443 4337
Website: http://www.italian-embassy.org.ae
Email: AMBITAL@emirates.net.ae
Details: ---
 
Jordan Jordanian Embassy in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Embassy of Jordan in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Hay Al Diplomacy/ Airport Road
009712
City: Abu Dhabi
Phone: 971-2-448-588
Fax: 971-2-449-157
Website: http://www.jordanembassy.ae/
Email: jordan2@emirates.net.ae
Office Hours: Monday - Wednesday: 8:00-2:00 Saturday - Sunday: 8:00-2:00
 
Jordan Jordanian Consulate in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Consulate of Jordan in United Arab Emirates
Dubai, Bar Dubai
Khalid Bin Al Walid Street
009714
City: Dubai
Phone: 3970500
Fax: 3971675
Office Hours: Monday - Thursday: 9:00-3:00 Sunday: 9:00-3:00
 
Kazakhstan Kazakhstani Embassy in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Abu Dhabi
P.O. Box 39556
Al Mushrif w-52 villa No.61b
City: Abu Dhabi
Phone:  +9712-447-66-23
Fax: +9712-447-66-24
Website: http://www.kazembemirates.net
Email: kazemb@emirates.net.ae
Details: Ambassador Askar A. MUSSINOV
 
Kazakhstan Kazakhstani Consulate in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Consulate General of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the United Arab Emirates
Jumeirah, Umm El Sheif area,
Street 3, Villa 14
(behind Emitares International school on Al Thanya Road)
UAE, Dubai
P.O. Box: 14180, Dubai
City: Dubai
Phone:  + 971-04 3397156
Fax: + 971-04 3306937
Website: http://www.kazconsulate.ae
Email: kzconuae@emirates.net.ae
Office Hours: for documents submission from 11:00 to 13:00, for documents collection from 15.00 to 17.00
Details: Consul General: Mr. Baurzhan Abdrakhmanov
 
Kenya Kenyan Embassy in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Embassy of the Republic of Kenya in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
P. O. Box 3854
Abu Dhabi
City: Abu Dhabi
Phone: 000-971-6666300
Fax: 000-971-2-6652827
Website: http://www.kenyaembassy-uae.org
Email: Kenyarep@emirates.net.ae
Office Hours: Sunday - Thursday 8.30a.m - 2.00p.m
 
Kuwait Kuwaiti Embassy in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Kuwaiti Embassy in Abu Dhabi, UAE
P.O.Box 926
Abu Dhabi
City: Abu Dhabi
Phone: 02-4477146
Fax: 02-4477675
 
Kuwait Kuwaiti Consulate in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Consulate General of the State of Kuwait in Dubai, UAE
P.O.Box 806
Dubai
City: Dubai
Phone: 971 (4) 397-8000
Fax: 971 (4) 397-7707
Email: kuwaity@emirates.net.ae
 
Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstani Consulate in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
General Consulate of the Kyrgyz Republic
P.O.Box 33897
Dubai
City: Dubai
Phone:  (+971-4) 2971449
Email: kyrcong@emirates.net.ae
 
Malawi Malawian Consulate in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Honorary Consulate of Malawi
P.O.Box 53834
Dubai
United Arab Emirates
City: Dubai
Phone: 971 43322506 mobile: 971 506243142
Fax: 971 43310393
Email: chtdubai@emirates.net.ae or chtdubai@emirates
 
Malaysia Malaysian Embassy in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Embassy of Malaysia in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Al Saada Street No. 19,
New Corniche, P.O. Box 3887,
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
City: Abu Dhabi
Phone: 971-2-4482775/776
Fax: 971-2-4482779
Website: http://www.kln.gov.my/perwakilan/abudhabi
Email: admin@malaysianembassy.ae
Office Hours: Sunday - Thursday 8.00 am - 3.00 pm
 
Malaysia Malaysian Consulate in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Consulate General of Malaysia, Dubai
Malaysia Trade Centre
Lot 1 - 3 & 6 - 10,
Ground Floor & Mezzanine Floor
Al Shafeena Building
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
City: Dubai
Phone:  + 971 - 4 - 3985 843
Fax: + 971 - 4 - 3985 809
Website: http://www.kln.gov.my/perwakilan/dubai
Email: consulate@malaysianembassy.ae
Office Hours: Sunday - Thursday 8.00 am - 3.30 pm
 
Mali Malian Consulate in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Consulate of Mali in United Arab Emirates
P.O. Box 3792
Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates
City: Abu Dhabi
Phone:  00971506601541
Fax: 0097167452016
Email: mujeebD72@yahoo.com
 
Malta Maltese Consulate in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Honorary Consulate of Malta in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The Fairmont Office 707
Sheikh Zayed Road
PO Box 73664
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
City: Dubai
Phone:  00971 (4) 331 1015
Fax: 00971 (4) 332 4368
Email: dubai.office@maltaenterprise.com
 
Morocco Moroccan Embassy in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Embassy of Morocco in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Street Al Manassir
Al Nahyane
P.O. Box 4066
City: Abu Dhabi
Phone:  (+971) 2 4433 963 / 973 / 974
Fax: (+971) 2 4433 917
Website: http://www.moroccan-emb.com/
Email: contact@moroccan-emb.com
Details: Ambassador: Mr. Mohamed Ait Ouali
 
Mozambique Mozambican Consulate in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Consulate of Mozambique in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Bar Dubai Al Jafiliya, st. no. 52, villa 14
P.O.Box: 34767
Bin Zayad Road
City: Dubai
Phone:  +971 4 3988304 or  +971 4 3988305
Fax: +971 4 3988370
Website: http://protocol.dubai.ae/en/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=458&Itemid=87
Email: mocambiq@emirates.net.com
Office Hours: Working Hours: 8:00 To 15:00 Working days: Sunday To Thursday
 
Netherlands Dutch Embassy in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Royal Embassy of Netherlands in Abu Dhabi, UAE
Hamdan Street
Al Masaood Tower
6th floor, Suite 602
P.O. box 46560
City: Abu Dhabi
Phone:  (+971) 2- 6321920
Fax: (+971) 2- 6313158
Website: http://www.netherlands.ae/index.htm
Email: abu@minbuza.nl
Office Hours: Sunday through Thursday 08:00 until 15:30 hours
 
Netherlands Dutch Consulate in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Consulate General of Netherlands in Dubai, UAE
ABN Amro Bank bldg., 5th Floor
Khalid bin Al Waleed Street (Bank Street)
Bur Dubai
P.O. Box 7726
City: Dubai
Phone:  (+971)-4-3528700 /  (+971)-4-3595811 (Visa Section)
Fax: (+971)-4-3510502
Email: dba@minbuza.nl,dba-ca@minbuza.nl
 
New Zealand Kiwi Consulate in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
New Zealand Immigration Service Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Suite 1502,
15th Floor, API Tower,
Sheikh Zayed Road,
PO Box 23-156,
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
City: Dubai
Phone:  +971 4 332 7031
Fax: +971 4 329 1390
Website: http://www.immigration.govt.nz/branch/DubaiBranchHome/
Email: INZDubai@dol.govt.nz
Office Hours: Sun- Thurs 08.30 to 12.00 noon
Details: Immigration Consul: Grayson Rowse
 
New Zealand Kiwi Consulate in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
New Zealand Consulate-General Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Suite 1502, 15th Floor,
API Tower,
Sheikh Zayed Road
City: Dubai
Phone:  +971 4 331 7500
Fax: +971 4 331 7501
Website: http://www.nzte.govt.nz/Pages/default.aspx
Email: dubai@nzte.govt.nz
Office Hours: Office hours: Sun - Thurs 0830 to 1200 and 1300 to 1700hrs Consular hours: Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday 09.00 to 12.00hrs
 
Norway Norwegian Embassy in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Royal Norwegian Embassy in Abu Dhabi
Hamdan Street, Al Masaood Tower, 10th floor
City: Abu Dhabi
Phone:  (+971)-2-621-1221
Fax: (+971)-2-621-3313
Website: http://www.norway.ae/
Email: emb.abudhabi@mfa.no
Office Hours: Embassy Operation Hours: Sunday - Thursday: 08:30 to 15:30 Visa and Consular Section: Monday - Thursday: 10:00 to 13:00 Please note that passport and visa applications are by appointment only.
 
Oman Omani Embassy in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Embassy of the Sultanate of Oman in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Al- Mushraf Area next to Emigration Department
Saeed bin Tahnon Street
City: Abu Dhabi
Phone: (+971) 2 463 333/446-3333
Fax: (+971) 2 463 333/446-4633
Email: abudhabi@mofa.gov.om
Office Hours: 08:00 - 14:30
 
Pakistan Pakistani Embassy in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Embassy of Pakistan in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Plot No. 2, Sector W. 59
Diplomatic Enclave, P.O. Box No. 846
City: Abu Dhabi
Phone:  +971-2-4447800 or  +971-2-4447422
Fax: +971-2-4447172 or  +971-2-4447328
Website: http://www.pakistanembassy.ae
Email: pakisuae@emirates.net.ae
 
Pakistan Pakistani Consulate in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Consulate of Pakistan in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Khalid Bin Walid Road
P.O. Box 340
City: Dubai
Phone:  +971-4-3973600
Fax: +971-4-3971975
Website: http://www.pakcgdubai.ae
Email: parepdub@emirates.net.ae
 
Palestine Palestinian Embassy in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Palestine Embassy in United Arab Emirates
PO Box 841
City: Abu Dhabi
Phone: 971-2-443048/617/652
Fax: 971-2-4434363
Email: palestinead@hotmail.com
 
Philippines Filipino Embassy in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Embassy of the Philippines in United Arab Emirates
Villa No. 2 Street No. 5, Sector 35, Zone 1
Madinat Zayed P.O. Box 3215
Abu Dhabi, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
City: Abu Dhabi
Phone:  (00-9712) 641-5922 / 641-5944
Fax: (00-9712) 641-2559
Website: http://www.philembassy.ae
Email: auhpe@philembassy.ae
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m
 
Philippines Filipino Consulate in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Consulate General of Philippines in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
#35 Beirut Street,
Ext. no. 2 Villa No. 48, Al Qusais Area 3,
P.O. Box 94778, Dubai
City: Dubai
Phone:  (971-4) 254-4331 or (97150) 654-4047 -Duty Officer
Fax: (971-4) 254-4229
Email: pcgdxb@pcgdubai.ae,pc.dubai@dfa.gov.ph
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m
Details: Consul General: Mr Bento B. Valeriano
 
Poland Polish Embassy in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Polish Embassy in United Arab Emirates
Intersection of Delma Street (13th Street) and Karama Street (24th Street)
PO Box 2334
City: Abu Dhabi
Phone:  +971.2.446.5200
Fax: +971.2.446.2967
Website: http://www.abuzabi.polemb.net/
Email: abudhabi.amb.sekretariat@msz.gov.pl
 
Qatar Qatari Embassy in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Embassy of the State of Qatar
P.O.Box 3503
Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates
City: Abu Dhabi
Phone:  (+971-2) 4493300
Fax: (+971-2) 4493311
Email: abudhabi@mofa.gov.qa
 
Qatar Qatari Consulate in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Consulate General of the State of Qatar in UAE
P.O.Box 1877
Dubai
United Arab Emirates
City: Dubai
Phone:  (+971-4) 3456888
Fax: (+971-4) 3456555
Email: dubai@mofa.gov.qa
 
Romania Romanian Embassy in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Embassy of Romania in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
2nd Str., Nr.9, W(14/1) plot No.13 at Al Rodha Area
or P.O.Box 70416
Abu Dhabi
City: Abu Dhabi
Phone: (00)  (971) (2) 4459919
Fax: (00)  (971) (2) 4461143
Email: romaniae@emirates.net.ae
 
Russia Russian Embassy in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Embassy of Russia in Abu-Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Abu-Dhabi, Shark-9, Khalifa str.,
No.65 ,67, P.O. Box No. 8211
City: Abu Dhabi
Phone:  (+9712) 672-17-97
Fax: (+9712) 672-17-97
Email: uaeruss@hotmail.com
 
Senegal Senegalese Embassy in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Senegalese Embassy in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Abu Dhabi
Garden City ZHI Villa n 1
Khalioiya
Abu Dhabi Po Box 42052
United Arab Emirates
City: Abu Dhabi
Phone:  (02) 6336929
Fax: (02) 667-8355
Email: senabdi@emirates.net.ae
 
Singapore Singaporean Consulate in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Consulate-General in Dubai, UAE
Villa No 124, Street 30d
Community No. 334, Al Satwa, Dubai
City: Dubai
Phone:  +971 4 321 9498
Fax: +971 4 321 9497
Website: http://www.mfa.gov.sg/dubai/
Email: singcg_dxb@sgmfa.gov.sg
Office Hours: 8.00 am to 3.30 pm Sun-Thurs Fri, Sat & Public Holidays - Closed
 
Singapore Singaporean Embassy in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Embassy of the Republic of Singapore - United Arab Emirates (Abu Dhabi)
Villa No 33, Street 25 (Muroor Area) Sector 22 Zone 1
P.O.Box 112148
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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City: Abu Dhabi
Phone: 001-971-2-4472002
Fax: 001-971-2-4472003
Website: http://-
Email: singemb_auh@sgmfa.gov.sg
Office Hours: Sun - Thurs 8.00 am to 4.00 pm
 
South Africa South African Embassy in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Embassy of South Africa in United Arab Emirates
Corner Airport Road and 25th Street
Villa No. 202, Al Mushref Area
Postal Add: P O Box 29446 Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates
City: Abu Dhabi
Phone: +971-2-4473446 / +971-2-6337565
Fax: (+971-2)-447303 / 6333909 / 6333053
Website: http://www.southafrica.ae
Email: saemb@emirates.net.ae
 
South Africa South African Consulate in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Consulate of South Africa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Khaleed bin al Waleed Street
New Sharaf Building, 3rd Floor
City: Dubai
Phone:  +971-4-3975222
Fax: +971-4-3979602
Website: http://www.southafricadubai.com/
Email: consulgeneral@southafrica.ae
 
South Korea Korean Embassy in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Abu Dhabi, UAE
P.O.Box 3270
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
City: Abu Dhabi
Phone:  (+971-2) 4435337
Fax: (+971-2) 4435348
Website: http://are.mofat.go.kr/eng/af/are/main/index.jsp
Email: uae@mofat.go.kr
 
Spain Spanish Embassy in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Embassy of Spain in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Zone 1 Al Markaziyah Sector 32
Street 1 house 142
City: Abu Dhabi
Phone: +971-2-6269544/ +971-2-6270585
Fax: +971-2-6278974/ +971-2-6274978
 
Sri Lanka Sri Lankan Embassy in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Embassy of Sri Lanka
P.O.Box 46534
Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates
City: Abu Dhabi
Phone:  (+971-2) 6788881
Fax: (+971-2) 6766509
 
Sri Lanka Sri Lankan Consulate in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Consulate of Sri Lanka in Dubai, UAE
Villa No. 2, Plot B-44, Street 322-8, Al Hudhaiba
Dubai
United Arab Emirates
City: Dubai
Phone: +971-4-3986535/ +971-4-3989880
Fax: (+971-4) 3452687
Email: condubai@slcgdxb.ae
Office Hours: 08:00:00 AM to 01:00:00 PMMonday To Friday
 
Sudan Sudanese Embassy in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Embassy of Sudan in United Arab Emerates
Chancellery economic
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
City: Abu Dhabi
Phone: 6766422 2 971 +
Fax: 6765996 2 971 +
Email: Sudembii@emirates.net.ae
 
Sweden Swedish Embassy in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Embassy of Sweden, Abu Dhabi
12th Floor, Al Otaiba Tower (Mashreq Bank on ground floor)
Zayed the 2nd Street (Electra Street)
crossing with 4th Street
City: Abu Dhabi
Phone:  +971-(0)2-417 88 00
Fax: +971 (2) 639 49 41
Website: http://www.swedenabroad.com/abudhabi
Email: ambassaden.abudhabi@foreign.ministry.se
Office Hours: Saturday-Wednesday 9 a.m. to 12 noon
 
Syria Syrian Embassy in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Embassy of the Syrian Arab Republic in Abu Dhabi, UAE
Abu Dhabi - through the old airport - the Diplomatic Area, PO. B 4011
Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates
City: Abu Dhabi
Phone: 4 448768 009712
Fax: 4 4 49387 009712
Website: http://www.syrianembassy.ae/
Email: Info@syrianembassy.ae
Office Hours: From Sunday to Thursday - at 8 .00 am until 15.00 pm
 
Syria Syrian Consulate in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Consulate General of the Syrian Arab Republic
Umm Hurair 1
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
City: Dubai
Phone:  +971 (4) 266-3354
Fax: +971 (4) 265-3393
Email: syrian-con-dubai@hotmail.com
Office Hours: Saturday to Wednesday: 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
 
Taiwan Taiwanese Consulate in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Trade Office of Taiwan in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
153 M.F1.,Sharaf Shipping Building
Khalid bin Al-Waleed Road
Bur Dubai U. A. E.
City: Dubai
Phone: (002-971-4) 397-7888
Fax: (002-971-4) 397-7644
Email: corocdxb@emirates.net.ae
 
Tanzania Tanzanian Embassy in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Embassy of Tanzania in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Madinat Zayed, 14th street
Behind Al Najda street , Villa No.27
City: Abu Dhabi
Phone:  +971-2-6313088
Fax: +971-2-6316618
Email: tanrep@emirates.ne.ae
Office Hours: From Sunday - Thursday 8:30 am to 3:00 pm
 
Tanzania Tanzanian Consulate in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Consulate of Tanzania in United Arab Emirates
City: Dubai
Phone:  +971-4-2957770 /  +971-4-2957600
Fax: +971-4-2957266
 
Thailand Thai Embassy in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Embassy of Thailand in the United Arab Emirates
East 18/1, District 80, Al Murror Road
4th Street,Oppcrsitc Al Falah Plaza
P.O, Box,47466, Abu Dhabi
City: Abu Dhabi
Phone:  (971-2) 6421772
Fax: (971-2) 6421773
Email: thaiauh@emirates.net.ae
 
Thailand Thai Consulate in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Consulate of Thailand in United Arab Emirates
Villa 35, street no 16, Community 366
Near Raffles Int'l School West
Opposite Jumeirah Beach Hotel
Umm Suqeim 3
City: Dubai
Phone:  +971-4-3489550
Fax: +971-4-3488568
Website: http://www.thaiconsulate.ae/index.php?p=home&mod=home&lang=en
Email: thaidub@emirates.net.ae
 
Tunisia Tunisian Embassy in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Embassy of Tunisia in United Arab Emerates
City: Abu Dhabi
Phone:  +971-2-6811331
Fax: +971-2-6812707
Email: ambtunad@emirates.net.ae
 
Turkey Turkish Embassy in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Embassy of Turkey in Abu Dhabi, UAE
City: Abu Dhabi
Phone: +90-(971-2) 665 54 21
Fax: +90-(971-2) 666 26 91
Email: tcabudbe@emirates.net.ae
 
Turkey Turkish Consulate in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Consulate of Turkey in United Arab Emirates
World Trade Center Building
PO Box 9221 Dubai
City: Dubai
Phone:  +971-4-3314788
Fax: +971-4-3317317
Email: tcdubkon@emirates.net.ae
 
Turkmenistan Turkmen Embassy in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Embassy of Turkmenistan
P.O.Box 43422
Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates
City: Abu Dhabi
Phone:  (+971-2) 6344447
Fax: (+971-2) 6347277
Email: tkmemb@emirates.net.ae
 
Ukraine Ukrainian Embassy in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Embassy of Ukraine in United Arab Emirates
PO Box 45714
Abu Dhabi
City: Abu Dhabi
Phone:  +971-2-6327586
Fax: +971-2-6327506
Website: http://www.ukraineinfo.gov.ua/main
Email: embukr@emirates.net.ae / emb_ae@mfa.gov.ua
 
United Arab Emirates Emirati Embassy in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Embassy of United Arab Emirates in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Humaid al Mazuree Villa, Al Saada Street No. 19, New Corniche
Abu Dhabi, UAE
City: Abu Dhabi
Phone:  +971-2-4482775 / +971-2-4482776
Fax: +971-2-4482779
Email: mwadhabi@emirates.net.ae
 
United Kingdom British Embassy in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
British Embassy in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
British Embassy
PO Box 248
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
City: Abu Dhabi
Phone: (00)  (971) (2) 6101111
Fax: (00)  (971) (2) 6101585
Website: http://www.britishembassy.gov.uk/uae
Email: commercial.abudhabi@fco.gov.uk
Office Hours: GMT: Sunday - Thursday: 0330-1030
Local Time: Sunday - Thursday: 0730-1430
 
United Kingdom British Embassy in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
British Embassy in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
P O Box 65
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
City: Dubai
Phone: (598) (2) 622 3630
Fax: (598) (2) 622 7815
Website: http://www.britishembassy.org.uy
Email: consular.dubai@fco.gov.uk
Office Hours: GMT: 1200-1600/1700-2030 (Fri: 1200 - 1730) Jan/Feb: 1030 -1630
Local: 0900-1300/1400-1730 (Fri: 0900 - 1430) Jan/Feb: 0830-1430
 
United States American Embassy in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
U.S. Embassy in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
P.O. Box 4009, Abu Dhabi, UAE
City: Abu Dhabi
Phone:  +971-2 414 2200
Website: http://abudhabi.usembassy.gov/
Email: webmasterabudhabi@state.gov
Office Hours: Sunday through Thursday 8:00 AM - 17:00 PM (GMT+4)
 
United States American Consulate in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
American Consulate in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Consulate General of the United States of America
Dubai World Trade Center
P.O. BOX 9343
City: Dubai
Phone:  +971-(0)4-311-6000
Website: http://dubai.usconsulate.gov/contact-us.html
 
Uzbekistan Uzbekistani Consulate in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Consulate of Uzbekistan in United Arab Emirates
Bur Dubai, near Ministry of foreign affairs
City: Dubai
Phone:  +971-4-394-74-00
 
Vietnam Vietnamese Embassy in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Embassy of Vietnam in the United Arab Emirates
Villa 0101, Str. 27 sector 24, Al Mushrif area, Abu Dhabi, the UAE
P.O.box: 113038, Abu Dhabi, the UAE
City: Dubai
Phone:  + 971.2.449 6710 /  + 971.2.449 6720
Fax: + 971.2.449 6730
Website: http://www.vietnamembassy-uae.org/en/nr070627005924/
Email: quangkhai@mofa.gov.vn, quangkhai_mofa@yahoo.com
Office Hours: Working Hours: 08:00-14:00 Sunday-Thursday
 
Vietnam Vietnamese Consulate in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Consulate of Vietnam in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Villa #11, Str. 323/36, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Rd., Al Jafiliya,
Bur Dubai, Dubai, U.A.E. P.O. Box 11457 (JMRH)
City: Dubai
Phone: (9714) 398-8924
Fax: (9714) 398-8624
Email: vnconsul@emirates.net.ae
 
Yemen Yemeni Embassy in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Consulate General of the Republic of Yemen in Dubai
Dubai-Khalid ibn al-Walid street - or Umm Herer
City: Dubai
Phone: 971 4 3970131
Fax: 971 4 3972901
Website: http://www.yemenconsulatedubai.org/consulatemem.html
Email: ghamdan@emirates.net.ae
Office Hours: Sunday to Thursday: 8.00 am "Even at 14.00 noon"
 
Yemen Yemeni Consulate in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Embassy of Yemen in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Al Karamah Street
Abu Dhabi,
United Arab Emirates
City: Abu Dhabi
Phone:  +971 (2) 444 3691
Fax: +971 (2) 444 7978

Phone Lines

There are over two-million landlines in the UAE with almost twelve million mobile phones present. The majority of users are subscribed to the Etisalat service with the remainder subscribed to du.

Internet

The Etisalat and du companies also offer the country’s only internet services and feature state-of-the-art fibre-optic lines. Over 70% of the population (over 3.6 Million people) are subscribed to these companies and the country’s 750 thousand plus hosts use the .ae top-level domain.

These companies, under guidance of the UAE Government, use Secure Computing’s solution to block pornography, political material, Israeli domains and anything against the moral values of the UAE. Alongside this, most VoIP services such as Skype have been blocked as well as some social networking sites and all dating sites.

Communications

The majority of TV and Radio stations are government owned outside of the organizations operating in Dubai’s Media Free Zone but common use of satellite dishes has allowed access to international stations. Radio broadcast stations include AM 13, FM 7 and shortwave 2 and there are over 900 thousand radios across the nation. TV-wise, there are 72 free-to-air channels with over 800 thousand TVs within the UAE. 


Weather & Climate

The region has a tropical desert climate due to its location surrounding the desert belt with temperatures soaring as high as 49 Degrees Centigrade (120 Degrees Fahrenheit) between June and August and dropping as low as 6 Degrees Centigrade (43 Degrees Fahrenheit) between December and February.

Weather-wise the region has sun all-year-round but also has sparse bursts of rain from time to time and has had as much as 25mm (0.98 Inches) of precipitation but often has none for months at a time. The Humidity all across the region remains remarkably high all year around and barely changes, ranging from 53-65% throughout the year. Typically the most precipitation and the highest humidity occur between January and March and the least precipitation occurs between August and September and the lowest humidity occurs in May.

With regards to sunlight, on average there are a little over 3500 sunshine hours a year, this corresponds to around 10 hours a day with the days being longer in May (11 hours a day) and the shortest in February (8.5 hours a day). Sandstorms are also a seasonal nuisance and tend to sweep across the nation for several days at a time, typically in the first few months of the year.


Holidays

Across the nation there are a huge range of gorgeous hotels and vacation spots, below are some of our favourites.

Atlantis on The Palm in Dubai features its own 2600ft plus beach and a 5-star rating. If you like views then you’ll get a kick out of the absolutely incredible views all across the Gulf. The hotel also includes an underwater aquarium, dolphin-swimming opportunities and an absolutely huge water park.

Featuring a beautiful aesthetic design which stretches out of the water and onto the land, the Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi Hotel offers 11 dining options, free internet and brilliantly tuned mood lighting in each of its modern rooms. The hotel also contains a traditional hammam (public bath) as well as two rooftop swimming pools.

With large panoramic views of Mamzar Lagoon, the Aryana Hotel is located just a short 500 yard walk away from the Sharjah Shopping Center and includes an indoor pool with more city views as well as a wide range of elegant rooms with free wired internet.

The Cove Rotana Resort in Ras Al Khaimah features an incredibly modern accommodation package, two restaurants, five bars and almost half a mile of private beaches. Each room has been furnished in an exquisite Arabic style and has satellite TV and private balconies.

Exceptionally beautiful oasis resort Mercure Grand Jebel Hafeed is located on top of Hafeed Mountain at three-thousand feet above sea level and utilizes brilliantly refined architecture and a range of pools and restaurants combined with breath-taking views to create a truly fantastical atmosphere.

Located in Ajman, the Ramada Hotel & Suites Ajman includes large rooms with free internet access, a gym, a kitchenette, an indoor pool and a fully serviced spa. Each and every room includes a balcony, satellite TV, air-conditioned rooms and an on-suite private bathroom.

Incorporating a unique sense of artistically aesthetic appeal, the Concorde Fujairah Hotel overlooks the Hajaar Mountains and offers a range of luxury rooms as well as a rooftop pool. Each room features a flat-screen TV, a minibar and a bathrobe with slippers as well as a 24-hour room service. 

Bringing children to the UAE is not impossible but may provide some complications, when entering the UAE, individuals should know that school tuition for children is rarely free but teachers may be able to get a discount ranging between a quarter and a third of the money off. It is also important to note that unmarried couples are not permitted to live together so if children are present this may cause complications.

Bringing pets is a small hassle when entering the UAE and the following documents are needed to bring them along:

  • Copy of the Pet Owner’s Passport
  • Pet must have Passport containing its description
  • Pets’ Microchip Number
  • Certificates of Pets’ Vaccinations (Especially Rabies)
  • Certificate stating Pets’ last Rabies Vaccination (Time of vaccination must be at least 21 days before entering the UAE)
  • Pet must not be less than four months old.
A Fee of AED 200 (about $55 or £33) for entry approval of the pet. 


Public Education is free for all citizens through university but expatriates are only able to attend these schools if they pay a fee.

Education is compulsory through to the ninth grade, although, this isn’t strictly enforced with only 85% of male children enrolling and only 82% of females. Out of these, 97% reached the 5th grade. Secondary school figures are even lower with only 62% of males enrolled and only 66% of females.

Across the board, the UAE was rated a .79 on its Education Index which scored lower than other Middle Eastern countries which fell typically between .87 and .80. Due to this scoring, the UAE government began to believe that the poor grasp of English and lack of English throughout the schools was one of the main reasons that Emirati had a hard time finding work and thus it began a new program in schools modelled after the one in New South Wales, Australia, which scored the highest Education Index in the World at 0.99.

Higher Education facilities are available in Abu Dhabi and more notably in Dubai, where the dedicated education zone, Dubai Knowledge Village based in Dubai Internet City incorporated a range of globally recognized universities, training centers, e-learning and research & development facilities into a singular 1km long campus. Dubai is also known for housing the highest-scoring private schools in the Emirates. 

To find an Education Job in the United Arabic Emirate region, you’ll need to have a degree in line with your chosen field, a teaching qualification, at least two years of experience and you should be western qualified (UK, US, Canada or Australia) and a native English speaker.

Having a TEFL, CEFL, Delta or another certificate(s) of similar nature is not considered to be a full qualification. However, these on top of a degree in line with your chosen field will be good bonuses and employers will take these into account.

Also don’t forget to check our guide to VISA & Work Permit Restrictions


Rent and bills vary greatly in the UAE with a 1 Bedroom Apartment in the city centre going for AED 6000 ($1600 or £1000) a month, whilst outside of the city center it’ll cost you substantially less at AED 3600 ($1000 or £600). A three bedroom apartment will cost considerable more than this too, with the city centre’s prices at around AED 12,000 ($3,300 or £2000) while outside the city center it’ll set you back AED 8500 ($2300 or £1400). The yearly mortgage interest rate is typically at 5.9%.

Food costs depend on your tastes and requirements, for instance, eating in restaurants can range from AED 20 ($5.45 or £3.30) for a low-priced cafe to AED 75 ($20.42 or £12.37) to a mid-range restaurant. Market prices are fairly low however, with a litre of Milk costing about AED 5.50 ($1.50 or £0.90), 500g of Bread costing about AED 4.50 ($1.23 or £0.74) and 12 eggs costing AED 9.15 ($2.49 or £1.51).

Half a litre of Beer costs around AED 25.50 ($6.94 or £4.21), A pack of Cigarettes go for AED 9 ($2.45 or £1.49) and a mid-range bottle of Wine is typically priced at AED 75m ($20.42 or £12.37). Meanwhile, the average monthly Salary after tax is around AED 12,300 ($3300 or £2000). 

The United Arab Emirates contains a multitude of various clubs, societies and organizations which are widespread all throughout the region. These clubs include photography, reading, music and a wide variety of sports, below are some notable ones.

The Emirates Photography Club includes over a thousand members and has held a multitude of meet-ups and days out since its founding in September 2011, photography enthusiasts should be sure to check this one out!

The Compassionate Living Reading & Discussion Group holds meet-ups which are few and far between but discusses the nature of life and how to live in a more compassionate way. Ideal for the philosopher in you!

Well known for their friendliness, the Abu Dhabi Choral Group is famous for their productions being centred around non-traditional and multicultural music which makes them incredibly unique in their own right.

The Abu Dhabi Football League is the only amateur league in the entirety of the UAE that is also officially sanctioned by the UAE Football Association and includes a huge multitude of teams. Matches are regularly scheduled on Mondays and Tuesdays at 9pm in Zayed Sports City.

Ajman Club is the sole football club within the Ajman emirate and the team has its own training grounds in Ajman Football Stadium.

Freestyle Divers are located at the Royal Beach Hotel in Dibba and organize a variety of dives throughout the year as well as diving courses which range from the most inexperienced beginner to the sharpest professional.

Organizing events which promote art education and art appreciation, the Emirates Fine Art Society based in Sharjah is responsible for many workshops, lectures and seminars every year from some of the world’s top artists in nearly every medium.

Many international groups also have branches in the UAE including the Royal Aeronautical Society which is responsible for a range of aerospace-related events each and every single year.

Golf is thriving all throughout the Emirates and as such it now has its own golf society which will help to regulate the sport throughout the region and organize both casual and competitive events.

Do you just want to ride your bicycle? Just want to ride your bike? Why not try the Dubai Roadsters who organize a plethora of cycling events, competitions and the like every single year, these include club rides, training rides and even tours through the desert. 

Due to its incredibly low crime rate and few natural disasters or dangers, the United Arab Emirates has been designated by the international travel industry as the world’s safest holiday destination and one of the safest places in the world to visit. However, should you need them, emergency numbers are listed below.

General Emergency Numbers

  • Medical Departtment – 998 or 999
  • Fire Department – 997
  • Police Department – 999
  • General Coastguard – 04 345 0520
  • East Coast Coastguard – 09 238 0380
  • Helicopter Service – 04 282 1111
Police HQs
  • Abu Dhabi – 02 446 1461
  • Dubai – 04 229 2222
  • Sharjah – 06 563 1111
  • Ajman – 06 743 6000
  • Umm al-Quwain – 06 565 6662
  • Ras al-Khaimah – 07 233 3888
  • Fujairah – 09 237 0000