UAE's annual Swat team challenge gets under way

Twenty-six teams from around the world are taking part in the five-day event

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The second annual UAE Swat Challenge got under way on Saturday, with 46 teams from 26 countries taking part.

The competition is organised by Dubai Police and held under the patronage of Sheikh Saif bin Zayed, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior.

This year, eight teams from the Emirates took part, including two teams each from Dubai and Abu Dhabi, as well as squads from Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah, Fujairah and the Ministry of Interior.

The five-day event aims to promote co-operation and understanding between international Swat teams, highlighting best practice.

“Participating teams have more experience this year having taken part in the challenge’s first edition,” said Col Musabeh Al Ghafli, director of the challenge.