Home | Forum | Print |

Emirates Identity Authority

Sunday 24 March 2019 (UAE)   

Emirates Identity Authority (EIDA)

The Emirates Identity Authority (EIDA) is the United Arab Emirates (UAE) government agency responsible for issuing the Emirates Identity Card (Emirates ID Card) for Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and UAE citizens and residents.

  • EIDA hotline telephone 6005-30003 (not a toll-free number). Previous Emirates Identity Authority Call Center tel 600-523432 in the UAE (not toll-free), unknown if still valid. Operating hours 0800-2000 (8am to 8pm) Saturday to Thursday.
  • The Emirates Identity Authority is an independent federal body, established under Federal Law No 2 for 2004.
  • EIDA was established to implement a UAE Population Register and New Emirates ID Card program for all UAE nationals and residents.
  • Director General of Emirates Identity Authority (EIDA) is Darwish Ahmad Al Zarouni (July 2008 report).
EIDA Head Office contact details
  • 7th Floor, Tower 3, Mazyad Mall, Mohamed Bin Zayed City, Abu Dhabi
  • Postal address PO Box 47999, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Tel +971-2-4955555, fax +971-2-4955550

EIDA Registration Centers

  • Registration Centers are open Sunday to Thursday (closed Friday and Saturday). Opening times 0730-1430 or 0730-2030 depending on location (see tables).
  • Long list of Typing Centers (where Emirates ID application process starts) available on the EIDA website.
  • Coffee shops are opening at EIDA centers from September 2011. The first one at the Al Barsha center in Dubai, with a target of two cafes opening every month (press release 10 September 2011).
Abu Dhabi city and emirate including Al Gharbia (Western Region)
  • Al Wahda shopping mall - opening late February 2011 (Al Ittihad newspaper 17 February 2011)
Area Location Center Name Times Date open Tel Fax
  Abu Dhabi Marina Mall          
Al Mushrif Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center Gate D ADNAC? (ADNOC)     +971-2-4445914  
Al Rahba       Aug 2012    
Al Wahda Al Wahda shopping mall     Feb 2011?    
Bani Yas Bany Yas (Baniyas) Etisalat Building     Aug 2012    
Delma Island Delma Island Al Gharbiyah TAM Center Delma Island 0730-1430   +971-2-8945554 +971-2-8945571
Gayathi Ghayathi TAM Center Al Gharbiya Giathi 0730-1430   +971-2-8945674 +971-2-8945661
Khalifa City       2011?    
Mushrif Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center Gate D ADNEC / ADNAC     +971-2-4445914  
Madinat Zayed Sheikh Zayed City TAM Center Zayed City 0730-1430   +971-2-8945435 +971-2-8945408
Rahba       2011?    
Sila Al Sila (Alsela, Al Sela) TAM Center Al Sila 0730-1430   +971-2-8945621 +971-2-8945646
Area Location Center Name Times Date open Tel Fax
Al Jurf Al Jamea St next to Ajman Immigration Ajman 0730-2030   +971-6-7484777 +971-6-7434465
Al Ain
Area Location Center Name Hours Date open Tel Fax
Al Ain near Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority Administrative Center 0730-2030   +971-3-7639000 +971-3-7639493
Al Hair       late 2007?    
Al Yahr Al Ain Sports and Cultural Club     late 2007?    
  • 22 April 2012 (Gulf News) - Emirates ID centers at medical centers include Al Baraha, Al Quoz, JAFZA, Knowledge Village, Muhaisnah, Satwa, Al Quoz, Jafza and Knowledge Village. Other Emirates ID center locations include Al Barsha, Al Rashidiya, Karama. Report also said The Muhaisnah centre was recently opened with the ability to serve up to 3,000 applicants, operating 24 hours a day.
  • 16 August 2007 - Al Barsha Registration center opened. Located in Al Barsha 3 near Jebel Ali horse race course.
  • 21 February 2012 (WAM) - Baraha Hospital area, new registration near the Preventative Medicine Center (PMC) open 26 February 2012.
  • Muhaisnah (Muhaisna) - new center opening by mid-March 2012? As part of the PMC.
Area Location Center Name Hours Date open Tel Fax
Al Baraha Al Baraha Medical Center          
Al Barsha 3 Next to Jebel Ali Horse Racing Track Al Barsha 0730-2030 Aug 2007 +971-4-3832223 +971-4-3419889
Al Jafiliya Dubai immigration building DNRD 0730-1430   +971-4-3981331  
Al Quoz Al Quoz Medical Center          
Dubai Municipality            
JAFZA JAFZA Medical Center          
Karama Central Post Office building Al Karamah 0730-2030   +971-4-3342055 +971-4-3353250
Knowledge Village Dubai Knowledge Village Medical Center          
Muhaisnah Muhaisnah Medical Center Muhaisnah 24 hrs?      
Rashidiyah Behind Rashidiya Council Building Al Rashidiya 0730-2030   +971-4-2845252 +971-2-4955963?
Satwa Satwa Medical Center          
  • Rashidiya center fax number supplied (024955963) looks odd - has an Abu Dhabi area code.
Area Location Center Name Hours Date open Tel Fax
Al Dhab Al Shaheen Towers, Presidential Road Al Fujairah 0730-2030   +971-9-2242552 +971-9-2232543
Dibba? Diba Medical Center?          
Ras Al Khaimah (RAK)
Area Location Center Name Hours Date open Tel Fax
Al Dhait Beside new RAK traffic and licensing dept RAK new 0730-2030   +971-7-2352332 +971-7-2351914
Al Rams Al Ramse Sports Club Al Rams 0730-2030   +971-7-2662338 +971-7-2662574
  • Al Dhaid (Al Thaid / AlThaid branch) within the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (late 2007), tel +971-6-8822230, fax +971-6-8828585. Opening hours 0730-1430.
  • Al Madam Municipality - temporary branch to be opened (WAM news 17 November 2011). Opening date not supplied.
  • Al Rahmaniya (Al Rahmania) - new EIDA registration center officially opened in Sharjah (WAM news 09 January 2011). Center has been in operation since 27 September 2011. Capacity of 2,600 applicants every day. Facilities include coffee shop, library, mosque. Opening hours 0700-2000 (or 2030?) Sunday to Thursday. Replaces the temporary registration center in Al Ta'awun area which has been closed.
  • Al Tawoon Mall (Al Taawun Mall), tel +971-6-5774000, fax +971-6-5774477. Operating hours 0730-2030.
  • Hamriya Free Zone (expected to open in 2010?)
  • Sharjah Airport Free Zone (expected to open in 2010?)
  • Sharjah Municipality (open May 2010?)
  • Sharjah Naturalisation and Residency Department (expected to open in 2010?)
  • Sharjah Traffic Department (expected to open in 2010?)
Area Location Center Name Hours Date open Tel Fax
Al Dhaid In Chamber of Commerce and Industry Building Al Thaid/Althaid     +971-6-8822230 +971-6-8828585
Al Tawun Al Khan St, in Al Tawoon Shopping Center Al Sharjah, Al Taawun     +971-6-5774000 +971-6-5774477
Umm Al Quwain (UAQ)
Area Location Center Name Times Date open Tel Fax
Al Ras (D) By Justice Hall, Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoom Rd Umm Al Quwain 0730-1430   +971-6-7655111 +971-6-7655222
Western Region
  • "Tam" Center for Integrated Services at Al Ghiyathi and Silaa (see Abu Dhabi heading)
EIDA Board of Directors

28 February 2012 - decree issued by the President of the UAE, HH Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, restructuring the EIDA Board of Directors. Members are (3 year renewable tenure) (reported by WAM):

  • Chairman - National Security Adviser HH Sheikh Hazza Bin Zayed Al Nahyan
  • Deputy Chairman - Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Lt. General HH Sheikh Saif Bin Zayed Al Nahyan
  • Minister of Labour Saqr Ghobash
  • Secretary General of the Ministry of Presidential Affairs Ahmed Mohammed Al Humairi
  • Director General of the Ministry of Economy Mohammed Ahmed Al Shehhi
  • Major General Eissa Saif Al Mazroui of the General Command of UAE Armed Forces
  • Major General Ahmed Nasser Al Reesi of the Abu Dhabi Police
  • Ewadh Hadhir Al Muhairi of the Dubai Police
  • Dr. Saeed Abdullah Al Ghafli of the State Security Authority
Last update Friday 07-Sep-2012. Page development 4L 5C.
Related pages
Related websites (new window)
  • www.emiratesid.ae - Emirates Identity Authority website (Network Busy error 17 August 2007)


Abu Dhabi AUH ABD ADB, Ajman AJM, Al Ain AAN, Dubai DXB, Fujairah FUJ, Ras Al Khaimah RAK, Sharjah SHJ, Umm Al Quwain UAQ

DubaiFAQs UAE information guide. Copyright © 2004-2019 www.dubaifaqs.com, Dubai, UAE - United Arab Emirates | blog | Facebook | Twitter |