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Newsline: U.S. embassy warns citizens in UAE to maintain security awareness

The U.S. Embassy and Consulate in the United Arab Emirates advised its citizens in the country to “maintain a high level of security awareness” in a statement on Monday, following reports of a possible missile attack and accompanying missile defence activity over Abu Dhabi earlier in the morning. (https://www.reuters.com/world/middle-east/us-citizens-uae-warned-maintain-security-awareness-embassy-website-2022-01-24/) Such statements are rare, for the UAE is largely viewed as one of the safest places in the Middle East, but the U.S. Embassy issued a similar security alert last week when Abu Dhabi was targeted by the Houthi militia.

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