July 4th. Independence day in Dubai and the UAE

July 4th is Independence Day in the USA.
It is the United States’ biggest holiday in the summertime. People across the country celebrate in many different ways, from having cookouts to traveling to the beach. The Fourth of July is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from UK.

US Embassy Abu Dhabi‬ and Consulate General Dubai‬ will be closed on Sunday, July 5, 2015, in observance of U.S. Independence Day. Normal business operations will resume on Monday, July 6.

The Fourth of July is a time when elected officials and other public figures often give speeches extolling American traditions and values.

The Formal name of this holiday is Independence Day. The Declaration of Independence is the usual name of a statement adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, which announced that the thirteen American colonies, then at war with Great Britain, regarded themselves as thirteen newly independent sovereign states, and no longer a part of the British Empire. Instead they formed a new nation—the United States of America. John Adams was a leader in pushing for independence, which was unanimously approved on July 2. A committee of five had already drafted the formal declaration, to be ready when Congress voted on independence.

There is a big group of Americans living in Dubai and the UAE. Americans in the United Arab Emirates form one of the largest Western expatriate communities in the UAE. It is estimated that approximately 40,000 United States nationals reside in the UAE. The bulk of these live in Dubai while sizable populations are also found in Abu Dhabi. According to statistics produced in 1999, there were 7,500 United States citizens in Abu Dhabi and as many as 9,000 United States citizens in Dubai. more than 20,000 people. There’s a great opportunity to stay in touch, celebrate American holidays like Thanksgiving, Fourth of July and so on… Plan patriotic & traditional outings.

Working in cooperation with public and private partners across the UAE, the U.S. Consulate General in Dubai, along with the U.S. Embassy in Abu Dhabi, supports a range of programs reflecting the depth and breadth of the U.S.-UAE diplomatic relationship.

In the event of an emergency, such as the death or arrest of an American citizen, the Consulate General and Embassy stand ready to assist 24 hours a day. You may contact the duty officers at +971-2-414-2500.

Happy 4th of July from Dubai, UAE

The U.S. Consulate General in Dubai is located at the corner of Al Seef Rd. and Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Rd, P.O. Box 121777. Telephone: +971-4-309-4000, fax: +971-4-354-7015, email: dubaiwarden@state.gov, on the web: http://dubai.usconsulate.gov/. For after-hours emergencies in Dubai or the Northern Emirates, call +971-2-414-2500 and ask for the Dubai Duty Officer.

The U.S. Embassy in Abu Dhabi is located in the Embassies District, Plot 38, Sector W59-02, Street No. 4, P.O. Box 4009. Telephone: +971-2-414-2200, fax: +971-2-414-2241, email: abudhabiacs@state.gov, on the web: http://abudhabi.usembassy.gov/. For after-hours emergencies in Abu Dhabi, call +971-2-414-2500 and ask for the Abu Dhabi Duty Officer.

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