SOS: Emergency Helpline Numbers To Keep In Mind If You Live In Dubai

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While safety has been regarded as one of the biggest triumphs in this city, there’s no telling when danger could befall.

Here are some hotline numbers to keep in mind in various emergency situations, based on the DMs we have received in the past year

It’s always better to be safe than sorry!

All numbers are taken from official government sources unless stated otherwise.


Emergency phone numbers to keep in mind

  • 999 for Police
  • 998 for Ambulance
  • 997 for Fire Department (Civil Defence)
  • 996 for Coastguard
  • 991 for electricity failure
  • 922 for water failure.

If you are a tourist in trouble, call Dubai Tourism Security on 8004438.

For specific crime scenarios:

  • Harassment or safety: contact the Dubai Police through their Al Ameen service on 8004888 from within the UAE or on +9718004888 from outside the UAE
  • For cybercrimes, report online

For human trafficking

  • Hotline for labour complaints: 8005005
  • Hotline for human trafficking issues: 8007283

For Domestic or Family violence

To report violence and abuse of women and children, contact

  • Ministry of Interior on tollfree hotline 116111
  • Community Development Authority- CDA on hotline: 800988
  • EWAA Shelter for Women and Children on hotline: 8007283
  • Dubai Foundation for Women and Children on 800111

Other emirates:

  • Child protection centre in Sharjah on toll-free helpline number 800 700
  • Woman’s protection centre in Sharjah on toll-free helpline number 800 800 700
  • Hemaya Foundation for Children and Women – Ajman on hotline: 800himaya (800446292)
  • Aman Centre for Women and Children through RAK Police – 07-2356666

To report animal abuse, contact


  • Ministry of Climate Change and Environment on hotline 8003050
  • Dubai Municipality on hotline 800900

Other organisations (taken from outside): 

  • Yanni Animal Welfare: +971 4 242 0660
  • K9 Friends: +971 (0)4 887 87 39 | Tel: +971 (0)50 274 1949

For consumer and community concerns

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