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Abu Dhabi police to patrol deserts

ABU DHABI // Police patrols will be deployed in the desert to provide security to tourists, foreigners, and visitors taking part in safaris or camping.

Major General Maktoum Ali Al Sharifi, Director-General of Abu Dhabi Police, launched the ‘Sand Patrols’ during the Al Dhafra Festival in the Western Region. The patrols will be equipped with communication systems to identify locations and tackle any eventuality in areas inhabited by wildlife.

Major General Al Sharifi was accompanied by senior police officers from the Western Region as they reviewed the festival and the “We are all police” section.

The Al Dhafra Festival 2016 is dedicated to the protection of the UAE’s environmental and historical heritage and the reinforcement of the bond between the history of Emiratis and the present day, reported Wam, the state new agency.

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