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
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.
Rashidiya center fax number supplied (024955963) looks odd - has an Abu Dhabi area code.
Al Shaheen Towers, Presidential Road
Diba Medical Center?
Ras Al Khaimah (RAK)
Beside new RAK traffic and licensing dept
Al Ramse Sports Club
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?)
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.