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Dubai announces free parking, beefs up security for Eid Al Adha holidays


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Dubai authorities are gearing up to make Eid Al Adha festival safe, secure and stress free for the residents.

In this regard Dubai RTA has announced free parking for Eid Al Adha holidays. “Public parking would be free from Friday (July 8) till Monday (July 11),” said RTA.

However, it said that Multi-level parking terminals will continue to be paid zones. The UAE has announced 4-day holiday for Eid Al Adha for public and private sectors.

Meanwhile, the Dubai Police General Command and partners have confirmed their readiness to ensure a secure, safe and happy Eid Al Adha holiday.

Heading the Events Security Committee virtual meeting, Major-General Abdullah Ali Al Ghaithi, Director of the General Department of Organisation Protective Security and Emergency and Chairman of the Events Security Committee (ESC), has confirmed the Committee's full readiness to secure Eid Al Adha celebrations through an introducing an integrated security plan features securing all mosques and grand prayer grounds and deploying traffic and security patrol in all internal and external roads, markets, commercial sectors and other areas of intense congestion across the emirate.

Major-General Abdullah Ali Al Ghaithi explained that the security plan includes dispatching 412 patrols, 3,200 police officers, 60 traffic wardens, 29 bicycles, 62 ambulances, 650 volunteers, 442 paramedics, 10 rescue marine boats, 14 security maritime boats and 165 lifeguards on Dubai beaches, and 2,400 security personnel from private companies deployed in the emirate's vital markets and commercial centres.

Al Ghaithi also urged the public to cooperate with Dubai Police by adhering to the specified speeds limits to avoid traffic accidents, and to adhere to precautionary by wearing masks and maintaining physical distancing in public places during the festive celebrations.

He also called upon the community members to contact the force’s non-emergency call centre (901) to report any violations.  Al Ghaithi pointed out that the Dubai Police, in cooperation with its strategic partners including Dubai Sports Council, Dubai Municipality, and Al Futtaim Group, are always keen to provide means of well-being in labour housing areas, through launching sports initiatives during Eid holidays that ensure the happiness and wellbeing of this segment.

"In coordination with the Dubai Municipality, six sandy areas have been allocated to set up some attractive playgrounds for labour. A number of cinema screens have been set in coordination with the Labour Affairs Committee and Al-Futtaim Group", he added.

Al Ghaithi further noted that ESC will be joining the Eid celebrations with labourers by organising some entertaining plays, art exhibitions, and regulated retail kiosks and temporary grocery stalls.






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