Today, the United Arab Emirates has become a sizzling destination for Expats. If you are new in a country, you need to know the emergency numbers. The responses are prompt and helpful.
There are few common numbers that you can use in case of an emergency. These numbers can be dialled from anywhere in the UAE.
In case of marine emergency or any incident on the sea, Critical Infrastructure and Coastal Protection Authority is always ready to help. Dialling 996 from the coastal waters of UAE to notify the CICPA and help will be sent immediately to the location.
Fire Department (997)
Carrying flammable substances while travelling is hazardous. In case of fire-related incident call 997 and provide the necessary information such as an exact address. Meanwhile, clear the premises and walk towards the exit without panicking. The fire department or Civil Defence helpline is accessible across the entire country.
Ambulance or Medical Help (998)
The 998 helpline is accessible from anywhere in the UAE; and considering the condition of the patient and the location, an air ambulance would be sent. Until that time, administer first aid to the patient. When the medical help is asked, the patient is taken to the nearest hospital for initial treatment. Depending on the patient’s condition, the hospital may take the decision to refer the patient to a superior hospital for optimum treatment. The primary treatments in case of emergency are free.
Website of Ministry of Health and Prevention of the United Arab Emirates showcases all the necessary information about health centres and hospitals across the country.
Nearest Police Station (999)
Eventualities are contingent in nature and we never know what will happen next. The first thing needed in case of an untoward incident is a police station. If you get caught in such situation, dial 999 to call the police and get help from the nearest police station.
Electricity Board (911) & Water Supply (922)
If you are facing any problem regarding electric power supply or water supply, you just need to dial 911 for electricity and 922 for water supply. Federal Electricity and Water Authority of the UAE will solve the problem by analysing as early as possible.
These are the numbers that are useful in most of the uncertainties. If caught under such circumstances by misfortune, dial the respective helpline number to get quick help from the nearest centre.