ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates – The Tourism Police Section at Abu Dhabi Police intensified efforts to provide high-quality services to visitors of Abu Dhabi’s tourist areas and landmarks during the Eid Al Fitr holidays.
To this end, the section has deployed its members around the clock to provide advice and instructions for tourists and visitors, in a way that reflects the civilised cultural aspects of the UAE.
Lieutenant Colonel Muzeed Fahd Al Otaibi, Chief of Tourism Police Section at Abu Dhabi Police, urged citizens, residents and tourists not to hesitate to request the tourism police officers’ assistance when needed.
He also called upon them to abide by the country’s laws, respect traditions and preserve the safety of the places they visit.
“The Tourism Police Section has worked in close coordination with foreign embassies in the UAE with a view to properly serve their nationals visiting the country,” he added.
He noted that such measures support tourism and contribute to making the UAE one of the most popular tourist destinations for world tourists.
Lieutenant Colonel Al Otaibi also indicated that the Tourism Police Section operates several offices at various sites, including two offices at Abu Dhabi Corniche, one office at Al Bateen Beach, and another at Yas Water World.
These offices monitor security in their areas of jurisdiction; prepare related reports, receive notifications about any accident and forward them to concerned police entities in case it becomes necessary, preserve found property to be returned to rightful owners after ownership is confirmed, send all found property back to the Capital Police Directorate to be stored in case nobody claims them as well as solve minor obstacles faced by visitors.
Al Otaibi continued, “As per the Your Safety campaign, the Tourism Police Section endeavours diligently and constantly to improve tourism security across the emirate of Abu Dhabi and to keep pace with the openness witnessed by the tourism sector, by promoting its vision of a safe tourism strategy.”
He emphasised the Tourism Police Section’s keenness to achieve the highest standards of security and safety within a peaceful environment and its commitment to preserve tourists’ safety by curbing accidents they may face.
“This is achieved by establishing and implementing preventive solutions and communicating with tourists, in a bid to enhance tourists’ sense of security and safety,” he continued.
Al Otaibi highlighted the Tourism Police Section’s role in overcoming any potential obstacles faced by tourists in the various police stations.
“The Tourism Police Section handles all outstanding issues by streamlining required procedures to save tourists time spent at these stations. They also provide coordination with other sections and institutions, with a view to facilitate tourists’ procedures while maintaining the rights of all parties and supervise procedures to guarantee a quick and rapid completion of tourists’ transactions, based on elaborate plans, to serve the purpose it was established for,” he stated.