UAE Police to step up patrols during Eid Al Adha holidays. Public urged to follow Covid-19 guidelines during long weekend.
09 July 2022, 12:00 AM
31 July 2022, 12:00 AM
Dubai Police have urged the public to follow precautionary measures in busy public places during the Eid Al Adha holiday, with increased patrols planned across the emirate to ensure public safety.
The General Directorate of Traffic Police in Dubai is stepping up patrols to ensure everything runs smoothly during the holiday period.
The authorities said 412 traffic police patrols would be stationed in key areas to ensure the safety of motorists and pedestrians during the holiday.
“We will intensify patrols of all kinds, to secure all mosques and grand prayer grounds and deploy traffic, security patrols and volunteers across the emirate to ensure its security and safety,” said Maj Gen Abdullah Al Ghaithi, director of the General Department of Organisation Protective Security and Emergency and chairman of the Events Security Committee.
“We have instructed our police patrols and wardens to step up efforts to protect people’s lives and ensure their happiness, especially during this happy occasion.”
Police will focus on tourist areas, malls and commercial centres, with plans to send 3,200 policemen, 2,400 security guards, 62 ambulances, 442 paramedics and 10 marine boats across Dubai, while 165 lifeguards will monitor the emirate's beaches, the force said.
About 650 volunteers will be placed in tourist attractions and shopping centres to ensure Covid-19 safety measures, such as wearing masks, are being observed.
Maj Gen Al Gaithi urged motorists to be extra cautious and slow down when driving in residential and crowded areas.
People are advised to call 911 for all incidents that are not urgent.