NYE in Dubai: 4,000 cops to keep you safe as you celebrate

Dubai - 200 security points have been set up across the city.

(File photo used for illustrative purpose.)
(File photo used for illustrative purpose.)

By Web Report

Published: Mon 28 Dec 2020, 7:40 PM

Last updated: Mon 28 Dec 2020, 9:16 PM

Do you know how many policemen will be out on Dubai’s streets to ensure your safety as you ring in the new year?

The Government of Dubai Media Office took to Twitter on Monday to reveal astounding figures related to the number of cops and patrols that will be out to secure the city’s New Year’s Eve (NYE) celebrations.

Over 4,000 policemen and 2,000 security patrols will hit the streets on the night at 23 locations. There will be up to 200 security points across the city. Additionally, there will be more than 2,000 special security personnel and 1,000 volunteers.

Artificial intelligence will be used to monitor temperatures and other vitals of the revellers. This will ensure Covid safety.

Brigadier Saif Muhair Al Mazroui, Director of Traffic Department at the Dubai Police and acting Chairman of the Dubai Police Events Security Committee, said the police will coordinate with 40 government and private entities to ensure that the NYE festivities are held smoothly.

A number of supply tents will be available in Downtown Dubai to provide lost and found services, as well as first aid and logistic support.

People participating in the festivities have been asked to adhere to precautionary measures, including wearing of face masks, maintaining physical distancing from others and abiding by safety traffic rules. Children and the elderly have been advised not to attend the celebrations.

On Sunday, the authorities had announced that as many as 583 Dubai cops will be stationed in Downtown Dubai alone. About 71 vehicles from the police and Civil Defence are being readied to deal with any emergencies that might arise.

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