British Embassy Dubai

British Embassy Dubai
Al Seef Road
Bur Dubai
Near to Dubai Creekside
PO Box 65

Dubai
United Arab Emirates

Office Hours:
Sunday to Thursday, 7:30am to 2:30pm (Local)
Sunday to Thursday, 4:30am to 11:30am (GMT)

For all Visa related enquiries:
Visa International Enquiry Service: www.gov.uk/contact-ukvi-outside-uk

If you need to visit the British Embassy for a consular issue, you may need to make an appointment. Please check our Notarial and documentary service to see which services will require an appointment to be made in advance of your visit.

Due to road works pedestrian access to the British Embassy , Dubai will be restricted between 19th July – 19th October 2016. Access will only be via a footpath from the left hand side of the main entrance (from the direction of the Dubai Museum roundabout) as the right hand side entry (from direction of the American Embassy) will be blocked.

Public holidays

Our offices will be closed for the following public holidays in 2017:

Date Holiday
Sunday 1st January New Year’s Day
Sunday 16th - Monday 17th April Easter
Monday 24th April Laylat Al-Meiraj
Sunday 25th - Monday 26th June Eid Al-Fitr*
Thursday 31st August - Sunday 3rd September Eid Al-Adha*
Thursday 21st September Al-Hijra*
Thursday 30th November Martyrs’ Day
Thursday 1st December National Day
Sunday 3rd December Miliad Un Nabi - Birthday of Prophet Mohammad
Sunday 24th - Tuesday 26th December Christmas Eve, Christmas & Boxing Day

Dates for local holidays marked with an * are approximate and may vary by one or two days.

If you are a British National needing urgent consular assistance during this period, please call Tel: +971 4 309 4444 for Dubai and +971 2 610 1100 for Abu Dhabi.

Access update

Road access to the British Embassy Dubai has changed. Due to construction work taking place on Al Seef Road at Dubai Creek, the road has been reduced to one lane travelling one way towards Rulers Court. Access to the main entrance of the British Embassy is from Khalid Bin Al Waleed Road on to Al Seef Road. Public parking is still available in between our compound and the US Consulate. With substantial redevelopment taking place in the vicinity of the embassy, guests should be prepared for last minute changes to surrounding roads and parking arrangements. Currently there is no public parking opposite the embassy. Arrangements for entering and exiting the Embassy remain the same.

Disabled access

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office and the British Embassies in the UAE are keen to ensure that our buildings and services are fully accessible to disabled members of the public. Wherever possible, we have made our buildings and services accessible. Sometimes however, this is not possible due to security or other restrictions. In these situations we will endeavour to provide a service or access to a building in an alternative way to ensure equality of access for disabled people. To assist disabled visitors, we have set out below details of disabled access at the British Embassies in the UAE. We hope this information is helpful.

General physical access: Dubai :

  • entrances: entrances to the public areas are generally clear and unobstructed
  • steps and staircases (including any clear step edging); all public areas are on the ground floor
  • ramps (permanent or mobile); a permanent ramp provides access to our Consular area;
  • toilets: all public toilets are on the ground floor and there is a disabled toilet in our building and in the Residence;
  • parking: parking facilities, with full transfer space, can be made available within the Embassy if requested in advance, but paid parking is readily available opposite the Embassy next to the Creek;
  • floor coverings: floor coverings in the public areas are safe and even
  • doors: doors in the public areas would be difficult to open by the wheelchair users or those with limited physical mobility themselves. Staff will always be available to assist anyone with specific requirements;
  • lighting: the public areas are generally well lit;
  • emergency/evacuation: our staff would assist disabled visitors

Access for visually-impaired visitors

  • signs: signs are clear and use internationally recognisable symbols. None of our notices or forms are available in Braille;
  • guide dogs: guide dogs are welcome.

Access for deaf/hard of hearing visitors

  • we have no special equipment for deaf or hard of hearing visitors. Visitors requiring sign language interpretation services should provide their own;
  • hearing dogs: Hearing dogs are welcome.