Welcome to the Australian Embassy, UAE
Welcome to the website of the Australian Embassy in the United Arab Emirates. This site contains a broad range of information on the Embassy’s services in the United Arab Emirates and in Qatar. The Australian Ambassador to the UAE is also accredited to Qatar until the opening of the new Australian Embassy in Doha in 2016.
The information and links on this site are aimed at answering the most commonly asked questions about Australia. The site covers services for Australian citizens, as well as information on immigration, visas and citizenship.
The site also contains links to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Australian Government websites. These links are designed to assist those looking for information on Trade, Australian culture or Government services.
Australia and the UAE cooperate across a wide range of areas including trade, defence, security, aviation, education and health. You can find out more about the Australia-UAE relationship on the DFAT website.
We regularly review and update our website and would welcome feedback from visitors on how it can be improved. For regular updates on our work in the UAE and Qatar please follow me on Twitter @AusAmbUAE.
- HE Arthur Spyrou, Australian Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates
We are currently advertising a number of vacancies at the Australian Embassy in Doha, which will open later in 2016. See Current Vacancies for information about the application process.
Do you have a question about visas, immigration or Australian citizenship? Please read our new Frequently Asked Questions to assist you though the process.
Be informed and be prepared when you're travelling. Visit the Smartraveller website and subscribe to travel advice updates to be the first to know government information when you are overseas. We also encourage all Australians living in or travelling to the UAE or Qatar to register their details on Smartraveller. Your registration will help us contact you or your family in the event of an emergency.
The following public holidays will be observed by the Australian Embassy in Abu Dhabi and the Australian Consulate-General in Dubai:
Sunday 11 September 2016 - Eid Al Adha*
Monday 12 September 2016 - Eid Al Adha*
Tuesday 13 September 2016 - Eid Al Adha*
Sunday 2 October 2016 - Islamic New Year
Sunday 25 December 2016 to Thursday 29 December - Christmas
* Subject to change in line with the sighting of the moon