There have been multiple drone attacks on Saudi Arabia in recent months, and the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office has underlined that there have been media reports of potential attempts to target the UAE as well. If this happens, you should monitor the media and follow the directions of local authorities.
Sending an employee to the UAE for work? Make sure you have factored this risk into your travel risk management plan, and your employee knows what they should do if a drone attack happens.
From the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office –
Events in the Middle East, including Iraq and the Middle East Peace Process, can affect local public opinion. Follow news reports and be alert to local and regional developments, which might trigger public disturbances.
Since 2018, numerous missiles have been launched into Saudi Arabia from Yemen, including attacks on aviation interests. The vast majority of these have been intercepted and destroyed but there have been a small number of casualties. Claims have been made in public media suggesting that there may also be attempts to target missiles and unmanned aerial systems (drones) at the UAE. In the event of any incidents, you should monitor local media reports and follow the advice of the local authorities.
from Travel Advice Summary, which can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/united-arab-emirates
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