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Messages to U.S. Citizens 2013

The Department of State has instructed certain U.S. Embassies and Consulates to close for days not previously scheduled as holidays in the period Monday, August 4 through Saturday, August 10. These Embassies and Consulates will continue to provide emergency American citizen services. As previously noted, the Department has been apprised of information that, out of an abundance of caution and care for our employees and others who may be visiting our installations, indicates we should institute these precautionary steps. The current list of Temporary Post Closures and the text of the World Wide Travel Alert can be found at
The Department, when conditions warrant, takes steps like this to balance our continued operations with security and safety considerations. However, beyond this announcement we do not discuss specific threat information, security considerations or measures, or other steps we may be taking.

The U.S. Embassy in Abu Dhabi is located at Embassies District, Plot 38, Sector W59-02, Street No. 4, and P.O. Box 4009. The telephone number is (971) (2) 414-2200. Information regarding services to U.S. citizens can be obtained at the Embassy's web site at

For after-hours emergencies in Abu Dhabi, contact the Embassy's Duty Officer at (971) (2) 414-2200.

The U.S. Consulate General in Dubai is located at the corner of Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed and Al Seef Streets on the Dubai Creek in Bur Dubai. The telephone number at the Consulate General is (971) (4) 309-4000. The web site for the U.S. Consulate General in Dubai is

For after-hours emergencies involving U.S. citizens in Dubai, contact the Consulate General's Duty Officer at (971)(4) 309-4000.