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28 February 2024

Security of tourists high on agenda

By Agencies


Maintaining the safety and security of tourists is key to creating a popular destination in the coming years, officials have said.


Police and tourism officials met yesterday to discuss the wide range of issues concerning the soaring numbers of people choosing the emirate as a holiday destination.


Other topics at the head office of Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) included regulation violations by hotels, and restricting activities that threaten the culture of the country.


Brigadier Khamis Al Muzinah, Director of Dubai Police’s Criminal Investigation Department, outlined the role and initiatives of Dubai Police and its strategy on crime prevention, tourist security and public order.


He said: “The Tourist Security Department was set up with the aim of taking care of tourists. This department seeks to provide utmost security to tourists as the Government of Dubai considers tourism as one of the pillars of its economy.


DTCM Director-General Khalid bin Sulayem said there was a need for greater co-ordination between the tourism organisations and Dubai Police to ensure higher level of service. He praised Dubai Police, especially for containing “vices” that contradict Emirati culture and Islamic values. (Wam)