Belgium in the United Arab Emirates

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The Embassy of Belgium in Abu Dhabi will be closed on Tuesday July 29th, Wednesday July 30th and Thursday July 31st for Eid al-Fitr.

Are you a Belgian who has recently moved to the United Arab Emirates and would like to register with the Embassy in Abu Dhabi? Did you lose your passport while you were travelling through the United Arab Emirates as a tourist? Do you need to request a visa in order to travel to Belgium? Then you’ve come to the right address.

This website will keep you up to date on consular matters that are specifically applicable to Belgians in the United Arab Emirates current events in Belgian foreign policy and other useful information or events.



  • Innovations in banana cropping systems in Tanzania

    24 Jul News item

    Some 80% of the Tanzanian population depends on agriculture for a living. In the North-West, near Lake Victoria, banana is the most important staple crop. The majority of production however is through subsistence farming rather than commercial production. By introducing new banana varieties and providing training on technical management as well as marketing skills, the Banana cropping project aimed to improve the livelihoods of banana farmers in the region. Now, after four years, the first results are visible: banana bunches are twice as big and farmers are selling the surplus to other regions in Tanzania and even abroad.

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  • Didier Reynders is pleased with the appointment of Said Djinnit as UN Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region

    22 Jul Press release

    Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders is pleased that UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Said Djinnit as Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region in Africa. Said Djinnit has already served the African Union as Special Representative of the Secretary-General and as Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa. The Minister wishes him good luck and is convinced that his experience will be useful. Said Djinnit can count on the support of Belgium.

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  • Call on all countries for a stronger cooperation with the International Criminal Court

    18 Jul Statement

    Call on all countries for a stronger cooperation with the International Criminal Court - Fight against impunity in support of the victims of atrocities - Criminal Justice for a lasting peace - active support of the ICC.

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  • Diplomatie.Belgium@21July

    17 Jul News item

    The Belgian Development Cooperation and B-Fast are taking part in the festivities of our National Day on Monday 21st July. Discover our activities in the Rue de la Regence and participate in many games!

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  • Expo Text-île

    17 Jul News item

    As part of the festivities of July 21, the Egmont Palace opens its doors for an exhibition “Text-île”. The four historic tapestries at the Egmont Palace, which show four continents, are the starting point for this exhibition. The exhibition explores the aspects of migration, such as colonization, refugees, the hope of a better life, the search for identity, heritage and cultural exchanges, all through facilities, videos and sculptures from five contemporary artists. The works come from Pascale Marthine Tayou, Hans Op de Beeck, Berlinde De Bruyckere, El Anatsui and Ali Kazma.

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