Video: Sheikh Hamdan watches Dubai Metro's hostage drill
Crown Prince of Dubai inaugurates the Hamdan Smart Station for Simulation and Training
A ‘hostage crisis’ drill unfolded at the Dubai Metro on Sunday. Photos and videos shared by the Dubai Media Office show the simulation training inside a Metro cabin.
This came as Dubai Crown Prince and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum inaugurated the Hamdan Smart Station for Simulation and Training.
Today, we inaugurated the operations room at the Hamdan Smart Station at Dubai’s Transport Security Department. With @HHShkMohd’s support & the dedication of the people, who strive to serve the community, the UAE is recognised amongst the world's safest & most secure countries. pic.twitter.com/yQhzVEzQyS— Hamdan bin Mohammed (@HamdanMohammed) October 25, 2020
He congratulated the station’s team for earning a Guinness World Record for the largest workshop hosted for transport security experts. The workshop was attended by 321 experts and discussed the key challenges facing the security sector.
Sheikh Hamdan also visited the operations room, laboratory and the ‘future lobby’ of the smart station.
The state-of-the-art training facility of the Transport Security Department in Dubai aims to enhance security efforts and increase the readiness of security and law enforcement personnel. Equipped with the latest tools, the station utilises virtual reality and simulation technologies to provide comprehensive scenario-based emergency training.
Sheikh Hamdan said the UAE security sector has become one of the "most advanced globally". He praised the "high-level readiness" of security personnel and their keenness to train and adopt the latest technologies and smart initiatives that serve the emirate’s security needs.
Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed was briefed on the smart security systems used in the operation room, including the CCTV systems installed at Dubai Metro stations; the artificial intelligence (AI) surveillance cameras at the Expo 2020 Metro Station; and the smart biometric attendance system.
Sheikh Hamdan hailed the "unlimited support" given by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, "to enhance Dubai’s security system and ensure its excellence".
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