We maintain and develop relations between the UK and the United Arab Emirates. The British Embassy in Dubai provides services to British nationals living in and visiting the United Arab Emirates.

We have a shared agenda in many areas of political and practical co-operation, borne of many years of collaboration since before the United Arab Emirates was formed.

You can access UK government services while in the United Arab Emirates.

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.

Get an emergency travel document

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.

If you are due to travel in the next 24 hours, contact us as soon as possible.

Apply online for an emergency travel document if you:

  • are over 16 years old and
  • are a British citizen and
  • have previously owned a British passport

Contact us to apply for an emergency travel document if you are:

  • over 16 years old but have not owned a British passport before or
  • not a British citizen or
  • applying for a child under 16 years old

Once you have contacted us, you will be advised to make an appointment to apply for an emergency travel document at British Embassy Dubai.

Other consular services

Notarial and documentary services

British Embassy Dubai can only provide a very limited range of notarial and documentary services. See the full list of notarial and documentary services we provide.

Legalisation services

The British embassy in Dubai does not provide legalisation services. Follow the steps below on getting a document legalised in the United Arab Emirates.

  • First get the document legalised by the Legalisation Office of Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in the UK. Follow the steps on how to get a document legalised (certified as genuine).

  • Once the Legalisation Office attests your document(s), you will need to get them stamped by the UAE Embassy in London for the next stage of the process. You can either go in person or send the documents by courier. The latest information, such as the current fees and contact details, can be found on the UAE Embassy’s website. If sending by courier, check that the UAE Embassy is aware of this and that they understand you are using a courier to collect the documents.

  • Finally, have the document legalised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Dubai or Abu Dhabi. Once the UAE Embassy in London has attested the document, you will then need to get your document stamped by the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the final step in the process.

Consular fees

We charge fees for some of our services. See the full list of consular fees UAE.

We also provide services in Abu Dhabi.

Our people

Philip Parham

Philip Parham

British Ambassador to United Arab Emirates

  • Paul Fox

    British Consul General to Dubai

Contact us

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 roadworks, pedestrian access to the British Embassy, Dubai from Sunday 30th April 2017 will only be via a footpath from the right-hand side of the main entrance (from the direction of the American Embassy) as the left-hand side entry (from the direction of the Rulers Court) will be blocked. Vehicle access will also only be available from the direction of the American Embassy but drivers are recommended to follow road signs.

Access and opening times

UK VFS Visa Application Centre

Wafi Mall, 3rd Floor, Falcon, Phase 2
Umm Hurair 2 – Dubai – UAE
P.O Box 114100

Dubai
United Arab Emirates

Access and opening times

Corporate information