Dubai: The executive committee for Securing International and Local Events in Dubai announced that the committee has completed the final preparations for ensuring safe New Year celebrations in the emirate.
According to Mr. 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 in Dubai, the committee is working with 48 entities and a total of 10,597 personnel, 5,800 security guards, 1,420 volunteers, 3,651 patrols as well as vehicles, and 45 marine boats have been deployed across the 30 locations.
“The Burj Khalifa station and the metro link, which connects to the Dubai Mall, will be closed at 5:00 PM or when the numbers exceed the capacity of the station. Specific routes have been set out for shoppers and spectators inside the Dubai Mall,” Mr. Saif Al Mazrouei noted.
The executive committee has prepared three routes for the public to reach the Burj Khalifa area using Dubai Metro. The first route from the Burj Khalifa station is divided into two paths, one for families heading to the Island Park as well as the area behind the Tower View, and the other for the rest of the groups heading to the South Ridge.
The second route is from the Financial Center station, with a path dedicated for families heading to the Boulevard area, along with another path for other groups heading to the South Edge area. The third route provides a direct path from the Business Bay station.
Mr. Al Mazrouei urged the public to cooperate with the police and adhere to traffic instructions to avoid congestion. Members of the public requiring assistance can call Dubai Police at 999 for emergencies and 901 for non-emergencies.
The preparations were based on a smart plan created by the Dubai Police in conjunction with the RTA to control traffic and mobility during the celebrations. About 10,000 cameras will be used by the Enterprise Command and Control Centre of the RTA for smart surveillance of roads.