Caught in a web?
The UAE strives to implement security measures on various platforms - one of the latest being the Cyber Law that regulates activities on the Internet and social media. The initiative is set in place to curb cybercrime, misconduct and abuse that take place via smartphones and personal computers. Authorities are equipped with the latest technology and state-of-the-art devices to monitor and track incidents in real-time to ensure that residents are protected in the virtual world, just efficiently as in the real world.
Goodbye holiday woes
As summer and winter seasons are a popular time for school holidays, families often plan trips to their home countries or abroad. The country's police force has adopted several campaigns to ensure residents a peace of mind when jetting off to destinations of their choice. Besides patrolling various neighbourhoods, the campaign lists out a memo for residents to make sure they cover the basics - from locking doors and windows, to turning off electric appliances. Dubai residents who live in villas can even sign up for the Home Security Service on the Dubai Police website for free!
The updated UAE Fire and Life Safety Code of Practice, revealed by the Dubai Civil Defence in the 2017 covered more aspects of protection from flame-related damage. Among these include the involvement of stakeholders to take responsibility starting from the skeletal structures of buildings, designing accessibility for The Determined Ones, and the development and adoption of cladding to prevent major disasters.
A safe haven
The UAE has been ranked as the second safest country in the world, beating popular holiday destinations like France, Italy, Singapore, the US and Thailand. The country is ranked second only to Iceland when it comes to lowest risk of crime, according to UK-based Which? Travel magazine. In fact, both the UAE and Iceland have been given a score of 6.6 by the magazine.