Consulate Help for Canada, US, UK and More
Here are some essential addresses, phone numbers and other details that you may need in Abu Dhabi if you have to contact your embassy for any reason.
Canadian Assistance in Abu Dhabi
Address: Abu Dhabi Trade Towers (located in Abu Dhabi Mall) West Tower, 9th and 10th Floors.
Tel: (2) 694 0300 There is also a 24/7 hotline
Fax: (2) 694 0399
Available: Sunday to Thursday 8 am – 12 noon and 1pm – 3pm. During Ramadan the open hours are 8am – 2pm.
Closed: 1st Jan, Easter Sunday (April), July 1st Canada Day, Nov 1st, Dec 25th and Dec 26th. The embassy is also closed on the UAE holidays of Eid Al Fitr and Eid al Adha.
The Canadian government offers support for Canadians travelling abroad. It is a good idea to register here so that if any problems arise they know you are in the country.
British Embassy in Abu Dhabi
Address: Khalid bin Al Waleed Street (Street Number 22)
Tel: Visa Enquiries: (4) 357 2300
Switchboard (2) 610 1100
Fax: Commercial: (2) 610 1585
Consular (2) 610 1609
Corporate Services: (2) 610 1586
Available: Embassy hours are Sunday to Thursday 7:30am – 2:30pm and the Consular hours are 8am – 11am.
Closed: British national holidays, Christian holidays and UAE national holidays.
You can get Consular services, passport and notarial services during Consular hours but for all other Embassy sections you need to make an appointment.
US Embassy in Abu Dhabi
Address: Embassy District, Plot 38, Sector W59-02, Street Number 4.
Tel: (2) 414 2200
Fax: (Public Affairs) (2) 414 2603
Available: the hours vary according to the service you require but generally Sunday to Thursday Abu Dhabi office hours apply.
Closed: The American embassy in Abu Dhabi is closed on American holidays: Jan 1st, Jan 15th, Feb 19th, May 27th, Jul 4th, Sep 2nd, Oct 7th, Nov 11th, Nov 22nd, Dec 25th. They are also closed on UAE national holidays.
The United States and the UAE cooperate on many projects, you can see up-dates about all events, projects and conferences on their very informative website.
Address: 8th Floor, Al Muhairy Center, Sheikh Zayed the First Street.
Tel: (2) 401 7500
Fax: (2) 401 7501
Available: 8am – 4pm Sunday to Thursday.
Closed: The Australian embassy in Abu Dhabi and the Australian Consulate-General in Dubai are closed on Fridays, Saturdays and UAE national holidays (25 Oct, 28 Oct, 2 Dec) as well as Christmas and Boxing Day.
It is necessary to phone ahead and make an appointment with the embassy if you need Consular or passport services. If you are an Australian citizen living in Doha, Qatar the Abu Dhabi Australian embassy provides services in your city as well.
South African Embassy in Abu Dhabi
South Africa Embassy
Address: Airport Road, 25th Street, Villa Number 202.
Tel: (2) 447 3446
Fax: Embassy – (2) 447 3031 Consular – (2) 447 322
Open Hours: The embassy is open 8am – 4pm and the Consular is open 8:30am 12:30pm. Sunday to Thursday.
The South African Consular-General is located in Dubai.
New Zealand Embassy
New Zealand (New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade)
Address: Villa 226/2 Al Karamah Street, Al Karamah Area
Tel: (2) 441 1222 (after hours emergency number 50 475 7916)
Fax: (2) 441 1 555
Open Hours: Sunday to Thursday 8:30am to 4pm. For notarial services Monday and Wednesday 9am – 12 noon.
Closed: New Zealand national days, Christian holidays and UAE holidays.
For notarial services, you need to be book an appointment. The Abu Dhabi New Zealand Embassy doesn’t issue visas. For that you need to contact the New Zealand Immigration Service in Dubai.