Dubai Police step up patrols over Eid Al Adha holiday

Officers will be deployed in key tourist and commercial areas to ensure Covid-19 safety measures are followed

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Reporter: N/A: Corona. A police car patrols an empty JBR. Tuesday, April 14th, 2020. Dubai. Chris Whiteoak / The National
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Police patrols will be increased across Dubai to ensure public safety during the Eid Al Adha holiday.

Authorities said 120 traffic police patrols would be deployed in key areas to ensure the safety of motorists and pedestrians during the four-day celebration.

Police will focus on tourist and commercial areas of Dubai Mall, Mall of the Emirates, Jumeirah Beach Residences, City Walk, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard, Festival City, Mirdif City Centre, La Mer and Kite Beach to ensure Covid-19 safety measures are maintained.

“We have instructed our traffic police patrols and wardens to step up efforts to protect people’s lives and ensure their happiness especially during this happy occasion,” said Col Jumaa bin Suwaidan of Dubai Police.

“Traffic awareness teams will carry out campaigns to raise awareness among motorists on the precautionary measures against Covid-19," he said.

“Motorists should be extra cautious and slow down when driving in residential and crowded areas, and pedestrians should be careful and only cross roads from designated areas."

Updated: July 17, 2021, 10:51 AM