Australian Embassy
United Arab Emirates

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 consular and passport services for Australians in Qatar


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, please follow me on Twitter @AusAmbUAE.

-  HE Arthur Spyrou, Australian Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates

What's new

Australian Embassy in Qatar

The Australian Embassy in Doha, Qatar is now open and providing consular and passport services to Australians in Qatar.  These services are provided by appointment only, Sunday to Thursday, from 9am until 12 noon.  See the Embassy website for more information, or email for an appointment.

Renewing passports before Christmas

Australians needing a replacement passport prior to Christmas and New Year or in early January 2017 should lodge their applications at the Australian Embassy or Consulate-General before the end of November 2016.

Once an application is lodged successfully, your replacement passport will take up to three weeks to process.

It is wise to replace your passport at least 6 months prior to the expiry date, as some countries do not allow entry with less than 6 months’ validity on the passport. Don’t forget to check the expiry dates for every member of the family! 

See Contact Us to make an appointment for a passport interview.


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 to register their details on Smartraveller.  Your registration will help us contact you or your family in the event of an emergency. 

Public Holidays

The Australian Embassy in Abu Dhabi and the Australian Consulate-General in Dubai will be closed from Sunday 25 December 2016 to Sunday 1 January 2017 (inclusive) for Christmas and New Year. 


In 2017, the Australian Embassy in Abu Dhabi and the Australian Consulate-General in Dubai will be closed for the following public holidays:


Sunday 1 January - New Year's Day

Thursday 26 January - Australia Day

Sunday 16 April - Easter Sunday

Monday 17 April - Easter Monday

Sunday 25 June* - Eid Al Fitr

Monday 26 June* - Eid Al Fitr

Tuesday 27 June* - Eid Al Fitr

Sunday 3 September* - Eid Al Adha (in lieu)

Monday 4 September* - Eid Al Adha (in lieu)

Thursday 21 September* - Islamic New Year

Thursday 30 November - Commemoration Day

Sunday 24 December - Christmas Eve

Monday 25 December - Christmas Day

Tuesday 26 December - Boxing Day


*Subject to change in line with sighting of the moon