A number of newspapers questioned the motives of the terrorism warnings, saying politics and economics, rather than the safety of their citizens, could be driving the moves of the embassies.
Sharjah-based Al Khaleej wrote, ''The British diplomat, who prefers to think during his siesta, should wait and consult the country that he has wideranging and deep ties with [before issuing such warnings].'' It asked if the motive included controlling oil prices and arousing suspicions of ''unannounced wars''.
Dubai-based Al Bayan questioned the ''mysterious nature'' of the warnings, saying the UAE had prevented the virus of terrorism from spreading in the Emirates.
''What we do not know is the objective of such warnings, which could benefit no one but the terrorists themselves,'' it added.
Abu Dhabi-based Al Ittihad claimed such warnings only work to lessen the credibility of the two countries among their own citizens.