The Embassy of the
Republic of the Philippines in Abu Dhabi was formally
opened in 17 June 1980. It was headed by Mr. Alberto
A. Encomienda, Consul, in the capacity of Charge
The Embassy is
presently headed by H.E. Grace Relucio Princesa,
Ambassador Extraordinary &
The Embassy attends to
various Philippine interests in the United Arab
Emirates. This includes supervision over the
political and economic interests of the Philippine
government and its relations with the UAE government.
The Embassy also coordinates with and provides support
to the Philippine Trade Representative in the promotion
of bilateral commerce and trade between the Philippines
and the UAE.
The Consular Section
of the Embassy provides documentation services to
Filipino nationals and also to other nationalities who
wish to travel to the Philippines.
Assistance to Filipino
nationals in distress is a priority area of service
extended by the Embassy to Filipino nationals in the
United Arab Emirates.
The Consular Affairs,
Assistance to Nationals (ATN), and Labor Affairs (POLO)
offices of the Embassy in Abu Dhabi hold jurisdiction
over the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.
Similar offices in the
Philippine Consulate General in Dubai hold consular
jurisdiction over the Emirates of Dubai, Sharjah,
Ajman, Umm Al Quwain, Ras Al Khaimah, and Fujairah.
the Social Security System (SSS) and the Land Bank of
the Philippines (LandBank) are also available to
address specific needs and concerns of Filipino
nationals in the United Arab Emirates.