Dubai: Dubai Police and Dubai Sports Council (DSC) have organized the 5th Sports Stadiums Security Forum, focusing on the importance of collaboration between security and sports entities to ensure fans’ safety, happiness, and a positive match experience.
During the event, representatives from various organisations, including the Ministry of Interior, UAE Football Association, UAE Pro League, and professional clubs and media representatives, gathered to discuss the theme “Stadium Security is a Common Responsibility.”
Mr. Saeed Hareb, Secretary-General of DSC, stressed the collective responsibility of all parties in ensuring a safe and enjoyable atmosphere for sports fans to support their favorite teams.
Major General Abdulla Al-Ghaithi, Assistant Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police for Operations Affairs, emphasized the role of stadium security officers in maintaining safety as well as resolving issues among fans with respect and fairness.
The Forum featured working papers by Dubai Police, the Security Industry Regulatory Agency (SIRA), the UAE Football Association, and the UAE Pro League, focusing on stadium security responsibilities, safety brochures, licences for security companies, and the role of referees in match control.
Attendees, including clubs, security officers, match coordinators, and media associations, actively participated in discussions to unify visions and achieve the Forum’s goals. The event further aimed to increase fan awareness, promote positive behaviour during matches, create a family-friendly environment in stadiums, and enhance the health and safety requirements of athletes and staff.