Each year around 1.5million Brits travel to Dubai and the majority of trips are trouble-free.

However in light of the recent tensions in Iran, the Foreign Office is urging travellers to be 'vigilant' and keep up to date with their latest news and alerts here

Writing to their official webpage for visitors to Dubai, a spokesman wrote: "Following the death of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani in a US strike in Baghdad on January 3, the incident has led to increased tensions in the region."

The Foreign Office notes that there is a possibility of an increased threat against Western interests and the security situation could worsen with little warning.

A spokesman added: "You should remain vigilant and keep up to date with the latest developments, including via the media and this travel advice."

If you are travelling to Dubai in the next couple of days, make sure you have the number and address for the British Embassy saved in your phone or written down. 

British Embassy

Address: Al Seef Road Near to - Dubai Creek - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Hours: 9:00AM ⋅ 5:30PM

Phone: +971 4 309 4444

The British Embassy in United Arab Emirates maintains and develops relations between the UK and UAE.

Urgent assistance

If you’re in the United Arab Emirates and you need urgent help (for example, you’ve been attacked, arrested or someone has died), call 04 309 4444 or 02 610 1100.

If you’re in the UK and worried about a British national in the United Arab Emirates, call 020 7008 1500.

Emergency helplines in Dubai and other UAE states 

999 for Police.

998 for Ambulance.

997 for Fire Department (Civil Defence)

996 for Coastguard.

911 for electricity failure.

922 for water failure.

Other services the British Embassy can help with 

You can apply for an emergency travel document if you’re abroad and your passport has been lost or stolen, damaged or expired, and you can’t get a new or replacement passport in time to travel.

Apply online for an emergency travel document here