Dubai Police are to add 400 patrol cars to their existing fleet, the emirate's police chief said on Wednesday.
The Ghiath smart patrol vehicles, costing a total of Dh196 million ($53.3m), will be introduced over the next five years.
Produced by Emirati carmaker W Motors, the Ghiath is one of the first cars to be fully manufactured in the UAE.
This new model will be built at W Motors' headquarters at Dubai Silicon Oasis.
Dubai Chief of Police Lt Gen Abdullah Al Marri said W Motors and public safety and national security company Safe City Group contributed nearly Dh100m to the development of the Ghiath project, plus about Dh170m to establish the factory and production line in Dubai Silicon Oasis.
This is expected to open at the end of this year.
“We and W Motors have a common vision that revolves around keeping across the latest developments in the field of mobility and we look forward to using it to ensure the highest levels of public safety in Dubai,” said Lt Gen Al Marri.
The police chief also said there are plans to expand the fleet to include unmanned vehicles, rapid intervention vehicles, rescue vehicles, electric vehicles and bicycles.
The announcement was made at the World Police Summit held at the Dubai Exhibition Centre at Expo 2020 Dubai.