The security situation in the region remains unpredictable and could deteriorate with little or no warning. Conflicts in the Gulf region could affect the UAE.
Rebel groups in Yemen have threatened to target neighbouring countries with unmanned aerial systems such as drones and missiles. This includes the UAE.
On 17 January 2022, a device hit three fuel tankers in an industrial area of Abu Dhabi, resulting in explosions which killed three people and injured several others.
On 24 and 31 January 2022, UAE air defence forces intercepted and destroyed three ballistic missiles launched from Yemen, with no casualties.
Further attacks are possible.
Be alert and monitor local and international media. In the event of a security incident, follow the advice of local authorities.Demonstrations and protests
Demonstrations in the UAE are rare. They must be authorised by the government.
To protect yourself in periods of unrest:
- avoid all rallies and protests
- monitor the media for news of possible action
- be prepared to change your travel plans
- Demonstrations and civil unrest