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United Arab Emirates Public Announcement

Issued by U.S. State Department

Nov 05, 2007

This Public Announcement is to remind all American citizens resident in the UAE, and those intending to visit there, that thousands of foreign visitors will be attending the Dubai Air Show between November 11-15, 2007. Although the U.S. Government has no specific or credible information about security concerns related to the Dubai Air Show, terrorist groups seek to continue attacks against U.S. interests in the Middle East and North Africa. Terrorist actions may include bombings, hijackings, hostage taking, kidnappings, and assassinations. During the event, U.S. citizens are advised to maintain a high level of vigilance, to be aware of local events and traffic delays, and to take appropriate steps to bolster their personal security. This Public Announcement expires November 16, 2007.

As is typical at large international conferences and exhibitions, residents and visitors can expect this event to attract senior foreign government officials and high-level business delegations from many countries, resulting in significant traffic delays. Also, there will be increased police and security presence in and around various event venues in the city, near the Dubai airport, around hotels, shopping centers and other locales. The U.S. Embassy and Consulate General recommend that Americans consult the Department of State's Worldwide Caution Public Announcement, Middle East and North Africa Public Announcement, and other travel information available on the Department of State's Consular Affairs internet website at http://travel.state.gov. The U.S. Embassy in Abu Dhabi is located in the Embassies District, Plot 38, Sector W59-02, Street No. 4, P.O. Box 4009. The telephone number is (971)(2) 414-2200, and the Consular Section fax number is (971)(2) 414-2241. The email address for American Citizens Services inquiries, including passport questions, is abudhabiacs@state.gov.

The Embassy Internet web site is http://uae.usembassy.gov. The after-hours telephone number is (971)(2) 414-2500.

The U.S. Consulate General in Dubai is located on the 21st floor of the Dubai World Trade Center, P.O. Box 9343. The telephone number is (971)(4) 311-6000. The Consular Section fax number is (971)(4) 311-6213. The email address for American Citizens Services inquiries, including passport questions, is dubaiwarden@state.gov. The web site for the U.S. Consulate General in Dubai is http://dubai.usconsulate.gov. For after-hours emergencies, contact the Embassy at (971)(2) 414-2500 for the Dubai Duty Officer.

Department of State travel information and publications are available at Internet address: http://travel.state.gov.

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