The majority of Americans are based in Dubai. Due to the extensive military cooperation between both countries, there are also around 3,500 American military personnel stationed at the Al Dhafra Air Base in Abu Dhabi. The base, which is operated jointly, is one of the key US military bases in the region.
The United States has an embassy in Abu Dhabi and a consulate-general in Dubai which provide services to American citizens. There are also expatriate and business organisations, such as the American Women's Association in Dubai, the American Women's Network of Abu Dhabi an American Chamber of Commerce Abu Dhabi and an American Business Council of Dubai and the Northern Emirates.