Due to the Covid-19 outbreak we have cancelled all scheduled events until further notice and are working on ways to support the Norwegian business community digitally. 

During this time, we encourage you to get in touch with us to share your experience and ideas on how to do business in this challenging situation.

Permits during lockdown

If you are leaving the house for groceries, medical visits or work related reasons you must fill in a permit using this site; https://dxbpermit.gov.ae/permits or get a letter from your employer.

The public is required to wear face mask and gloves at all times outside your home.

If you have any queries, please call the permits hotline on 800 737648. If you cannot get through to the hotline, call the police number for non-urgent matters; 901. We urge you to carry your Emirates ID with you at all times along with other necessary documentation, such as a doctor’s note, if possible.

For more information follow @DXBMediaOffice on Twitter. 

Travel suspension

The UAE has suspended work visa issuance and visas on arrival until further notice. Additionally, flights are suspended until further notice.

From 19 March 2020, UAE residents are unable to enter the UAE. Such residents are advised to contact the UAE diplomatic mission in their host country for any support required. 

UAE residents abroad may also call Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation hotline on either +971 24965228 or +971 92083344. 


The UAE government has advised social distancing and urged the public to remain at home, apart from essential work and getting essential supplies, such as food and medicine. 

If you wish to be tested for the virus, you have to meet the criteria for testing. It is as follows: you must be suffering from the official symptoms, have recently travelled to Covid-19 hotspots or been in contact with a suspected or confirmed Covid-19 patients. An appointment can be scheduled through the DHA helpline, and it is strongly advised that people self-isolate.

Additionally, the following hotlines and twitter pages are also available for further queries:

Ministry of Health & Prevention

Te.: 800-11111  @mohapuae


Abu Dhabi Department of Health

Tel.: 800-1717 @DoHSocial


Information on symptoms, guidelines and FAQs are available on the Dubai Health Authority website: https://www.dha.gov.ae/Covid19/Pages/home.aspx


Information on school closures and FAQs are available on the KHDA website: https://www.khda.gov.ae/en/safetyatschools


How to contact the Norwegian authorities

Royal Norwegian Embassy
Phone number: +971 2 403 8400
Email: emb.abudhabi@mfa.no

Norwegian Consulate in Dubai
Phone number +971 4 382 3880
Email: Cons.dubai@mfa.no



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