UNHCR first established a presence in the United Arab Emirates in 1986 to strengthen its partnership and engagement with the Government and support individuals who need international protection. Since then, UNHCR has worked closely with the Government of the UAE to support refugees and displaced persons around the world through a range of life-saving projects across Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.

Furthermore, the UAE also hosts UNHCR’s largest Global Stockpile at the International Humanitarian City (IHC) in Dubai. Through its presence in Dubai, UNHCR can rapidly deliver life-saving assistance to people in need within 72 hours of the outbreak of a crisis anywhere in the world.

Similarly, UNHCR engages with foundations, the private sector, and non-governmental organizations in the UAE to develop innovative partnerships and solutions, enhancing the capacity of UAE counterparts, as well as maximizing support for UNHCR’s operations and refugees worldwide.

For information about our work in the United Arab Emirates:

  • For legislation, case law and UNHCR policy relating to claims for international protection, visit Refworld.

Contact Information

UNHCR Liaison Office in Abu Dhabi

Street Address:
Al Muroor Road, opposite the main bus station, Al Ladeem St, Al Nahyan Camp Area, Near Emirates College of Technology Villa 54, B2, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Mailing Address:
Al Muroor Road, opposite of the main bus station, Al Ladeem St, Al Nahyan Camp Area, Near Emirates College of Technology Villa 54, B2, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Telephone:
971 2 66 77 668

Facsimile:
971 2 66 76 615

Email:
[email protected]

Time Zone:
GMT + 4

Working Hours:
Monday: 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday: 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday: 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday: 08:00 - 17:00
Friday:
Saturday:
Sunday: 08:00 - 17:00

Public Holidays:
03 January 2022, New Year Day
15 April 2022, Easter (Good Friday)
02 May 2022, Eid Al Fitr
03 May 2022, Eid Al Fitr
11 July 2022, Eid Al Adha
12 July 2022, Eid Al Adha
07 October 2022, Birthday of Prophet Mohammad
01 December 2022, Commemoration Day
26 December 2022, Christmas Day