Whether you are a first-time visitor in Abu Dhabi, or if you are planning to live and work here, it’s important to know which numbers and hotlines to call in cases of emergencies.
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Indeed, wherever you may be in the world, you never know when you might encounter a crime incident, road accident, or medical emergency. In today’s post, we have put together a list of emergency numbers that you may need to call while staying here in Abu Dhabi.
List of Emergency Numbers in Abu Dhabi
In case of an emergency, do not hesitate to call these numbers from anywhere in the UAE:
- 999 – Police
- 998 – Ambulance
- 997 – Fire Department (Civil Defence)
- 996 – Coast Guard
- 911 – Electricity Failure
- 922 – Water Failure
For crime-related concerns, you may contact:
- 8002626 – Abu Dhabi Police
- 800SAVE – EWAA hotline (for human trafficking cases)
- 8007283 – EWAA Shelter for Women and Children (for women and children abuse cases)
- 8003050 – Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (for animal abuse cases)
Meanwhile, for other concerns, you can call:
- 800555 – For medical inquiries (e.g. hospitals, clinics, pharmacies)
- 600522225 – Ministry of Economy (for consumer issues)
- 80011111 – Ministry of Health and Prevention (for fake or harmful medicines)
- 97126667776 – Weather conditions and earthquake emergencies
- When you call an emergency hotline, try to keep calm and don’t forget to state your name, contact number, location, and nature of the accident/incident.
- After calling for an ambulance, wait patiently. Attempt first-aid only if you know how and/or if you are qualified to do so.
- Medical emergencies may be treated in private or government hospitals in the UAE. Make sure that you have cash, credit/debit card, and/or insurance.
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DISCLAIMER: The above details are presented for information-sharing purposes only. For more information about how to handle emergencies, please visit the UAE Government Portal.