Security stepped up as Formula One GP flagged off in Abu Dhabi

The Events Security Committee tightened preventive measures that ensure the security and safety of the public as the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix was flagged off at the Yas Marina Circuit in the capital on Friday.

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Published: Fri 12 Nov 2010, 3:04 PM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 3:58 PM

The committee said in a statement that security measures will go according to standard norms, which prohibits the possession of weapons, fireworks, knives of all types, laser devices, chemical materials and fluids, and speakers. Raising slogans of religious, political and ethnic natures has also been banned.

The committee also said that the prohibited items will be confiscated and urged the enthusiasts not to carry flagpoles larger than one metre or take animals into the area of the event.

Things such as golf cars, bikes, scooters, skateboards, Frisbee, strollers, chair, large umbrellas, ice boxes and balloons inflated with helium have also been banned from entering the area.

The committee also urged the visitors not to carry food as there are a number of restaurants and retail shops in the area.

It also asked the visitors to carry their entry passes and display the tickets issued for vehicles on the windshields.

The committee also sought full cooperation from the public for ensuring every one’s safety and security.

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