UAE Embassy warns Emiratis after Berlin attack

It tweeted to its citizens to carry identification documents and cooperate with German authorities.

A criminal expert looks into the cabin of a lorry which ran into a crowded Christmas market Monday evening, killing 12 people in Berlin. Markus Schreiber / AP
Powered by automated translation

ABU DHABI // Emiratis in Berlin were advised to take care and avoid crowded places by the UAE Embassy in the city on Tuesday.

It tweeted to its citizens to carry identification documents and cooperate with German authorities after an incident on Monday evening in which at least 12 people were killed at a busy Berlin Christmas market.

A lorry drove into the market at about 8pm in a suspected attack, which also caused dozens more injuries.

We appeal to UAE citizens in Berlin to take care, avoid crowded places, carry identification documents & cooperate with German authorities

Although the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the UAE has not issued any travel advisory against its citizens travelling to Europe, other warnings have been issued in the past advising Emiratis to stay safe.

In September, the UAE Consulate in New York issued a warning to its citizens to avoid public places and exercise caution after an explosion that killed 29 people.

Two years ago, the ministry also released a map of “dangerous areas” in London after two separate attacks on Emiratis in the city that year.​

cmalek@thenational.ae