Extra patrols in Dubai for Eid Al Adha holiday

DUBAI // Almost 200 extra traffic police units will take to the emirate s roads this week in preparation for the Eid Al Adha holiday. Col Jamal Al Bannai, acting director of the General Department of Traffic at Dubai Police, said 189 patrols will manage traffic near markets and places known to experience congestion. The patrols will cover highways including Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road, Sheikh Zayed Road, Emirates Road, the Dubai-Al Ain Road, Ras Al Khor, and Al Khawaneej.

The traffic department will double its efforts during the Eid Al Adha Discount Holidays © holiday to ensure everyone s safety, Col Al Bannai said. We hope that everything will run smoothly over this period and that there will be a decrease in road incidents. Col Al Bannai reminded motorists to be careful and avoid speeding, reckless driving, and overtaking vehicles from the hard shoulder. The emirate s safety measures extend beyond land, with 70 divers, 23 rescue boats and 72 police jet skis at the ready. Maj Ali Al Naqbi, director of the maritime rescue department, said all units would be on high alert over the Discount Holidays © holiday period. Maj Al Naqbi also warned people against entering the sea if they see a red flag on shore, adding that, even in calm weather, residents should not swim more than 300 to 500 metres from the shoreline. The Eid Al Adha break1 for staff at all government ministries and federal bodies will begin on Wednesday, September 23, with work resuming the following Sunday.

Private sector workers also start their Discount Holidays © holiday on Wednesday, returning on the Saturday.


  1. ^ Eid Al Adha break (www.thenational.ae)
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