Australian Embassy
United Arab Emirates


Disruption to fligths in Dubai

Flooding in Dubai has resulted in major disruptions at airports. For the latest updates and FAQs monitor Dubai Airports on social media.

If you are an Australian national requiring Consular assistance, the Australian Consulate in Dubai is available: Australian Consulate-General - Dubai (

If you need emergency assistance in the UAE please call +971 4 508 7100. If you are in Australia and worried about someone in the UAE, call DFAT on 1300 555 135.


Eligible Australians can now mail in or drop off their completed passport renewal applications to the Australian Embassy in Abu Dhabi and the Australian Consulate in Dubai. 

Like many countries, Australia is experiencing an unprecedented demand for passports. We recommend that you allow a minimum of six weeks to get a new passport.  Where possible, don’t book flights without a valid passport. 

The Australian Passport Office are working to prioritise applications for customers who are travelling in the next 3 days.