Coronavirus (COVID-19): Services for Australians.
The health and safety of Australians overseas is our highest priority and all client services are currently by appointment only.
Please see below general information for travellers.
Please follow this link for more information about Visa and Citizenship Services.
For the most recent advice go to Smartraveller.gov.au and the COVID-19 section of this site.
Welcome to the Australian Embassy, UAE
Welcome to the website of the Australian Embassy in the United Arab Emirates which contains a broad range of information on the services the Embassy provides. 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 us on Twitter (@AusAmbUAE), Facebook (@AusEmbUAE) and Instagram (@AusEmbUAE).
Changes to Smartraveller
The new Smartraveller website was launched on 21 November 2019 together with a new subscription service. Smartraveller has the latest, authoritative travel advice so you can be informed and prepared about overseas travel.
We encourage you to subscribe as soon as you are thinking about heading overseas. This free service gives you the latest updates to our travel advice and news. You no longer need an account to subscribe or manage your preferences, just an email address.
You can now also choose to receive SMS 'critical alerts' for crises overseas. This service supplements our standard travel advice subscription sent via email. We may choose to send you an SMS 'critical alert' for urgent information in the event of a crisis.
Please note: if you subscribed before 21 November 2019, you’ll need to re-subscribe to the new system
Read more about the changes on the Frequently asked questions - changes to registration, subscription and the website page.
Visit www.smartraveller.gov.au to subscribe or connect with Smartraveller on Facebook and Twitter.
Travelling overseas this summer?
Please ensure that your Australian passport has at least six months’ validity remaining, as this is an entry requirement for many foreign countries. For information on applying for a passport, visit the Australian Passport Office website.
For passport interview appointments, see Contact Us.
Once an application is lodged successfully your replacement passport will be available for collection within 3 weeks.
When researching your holiday destination, please visit Smartraveller for the Australian Government’s latest travel advice. We strongly encourage you to subscribe to the travel advice so you’re well-informed for your trip overseas and notified of any updates to our travel advice and news.
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Public Holidays - 2020
Wednesday 1 January - New Year’s Day
Sunday 26 January - Australia Day
Thursday 9 April - Good Friday (In lieu)
Sunday 12 April - Easter Sunday
Sunday 24 May - Eid Al-Fitr
Monday 25 May - Eid Al-Fitr
Thursday 30 July - Eid Al Adha
Sunday 2 August - Eid Al Adha
Monday 3 August - Eid Al Adha
Thursday 20 August - Islamic New Year
Wednesday 2 December - UAE National Day
Thursday 24 December - Christmas Day (in lieu)
Sunday 27 December - Boxing Day(in lieu)
Monday 28 December - Additional Holiday (in lieu)
Public Holidays - 2021
Sunday 03 January - New Year’s Day (In lieu)
Tuesday 26 January - Australia Day
Thursday 01 April - Good Friday (In lieu)
Sunday 04 April - Easter Sunday
Wednesday 12 May - Eid Al-Fitr
Thursday 13 May - Eid Al-Fitr
Sunday 18 July - Eid Al Adha
Monday 19 July - Eid Al Adha
Tuesday 20 July - Eid Al Adha
Monday 09 August - Islamic New Year
Thursday 02 December - UAE National Day
Thursday 23 December - Christmas Day (in lieu)
Sunday 26 December - Boxing Day (in lieu)
Monday 27 December - Additional Holiday (in lieu)