New Year's Eve in Dubai: 10,000 cameras to monitor roads during celebrations

Police official says that a smart plan has been mapped out to ease traffic, make sure tourist areas, commercial centres are safe


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Published: Thu 29 Dec 2022, 1:35 PM

Last updated: Thu 29 Dec 2022, 1:52 PM

As many as 10,000 smart cameras will be used to monitor roads during New Year's Eve celebrations in Dubai, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) said on Thursday as it shared its security plan for one of the biggest annual events in the city.

The smart plan has been mapped out in conjunction with the Dubai Police.

“The committee is fully prepared to secure the New Year's celebrations. It held several coordinative meetings with representatives of all concerned bodies during which a joint and unified security plan was developed covering various fields to secure tourist areas and commercial centres and ease traffic during the Eve of the New Year 2023," said Major-General Saif Muhair Al Mazrouei, Acting Assistant Commandant for Operations Affairs at Dubai Police and Acting Chairman of the Executive Committee for Securing International and Local Events.

Al Mazrouei confirmed that the committee would deploy all human and technical resources to ensure the smooth movement of all visitors at the celebration locations.

He highlighted the importance of coordinating efforts to ensure pleasant and secure celebrations, which are expected to witness a massive footfall of spectators of different nationalities.


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