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Security arrangements for Expo are fully ready: Dubai Police Chief


Lieutenant General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri speaks during a meeting in Dubai on Saturday. WAM

Heading the periodic meeting of EXPO 2020 Security Committee, Lieutenant General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police, has reaffirmed the force’s full readiness to secure the much-awaited event, which holds great economic, touristic and cultural importance.

Lt. Gen. Al Marri also reviewed the security measures for all upcoming events to be held across the venue, and inspected the latest smart technologies that the force has employed to secure the venue in collaboration with local and federal authorities.

The Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police also reviewed the workflow and evaluated the work done by the committee’s teams involved in the three main security sectors: the Support Sector, the Operations Sector, and the Criminal Investigation Sector.

He explained that the Dubai Police would utilise all available artificial intelligence techniques to secure Expo 2020 - from the visitors’ arrival into the country until they reach the exhibition site, indicating that this global event is set as the force’s key priority.

“Dubai Police has dedicated all its capabilities and smart systems to enhance the event’s security measures and to provide the necessary support for the event’s service providers,” he added. Al Marri praised the committee’s efforts and stressed the importance of working as a unified team that works tirelessly to preserve the world-class reputation achieved by the emirate in all fields.

EAD to screen four documentaries:  As a sign of its commitment towards the vision of the leadership of the United Arab Emirates, the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) will be participating in the country’s largest expo ever – Expo 2020 Dubai.

Based in the Sustainability Pavilion, EAD will be screening four of its prominent documentaries that reflect the hard work undertaken by the Agency, including the conservation of biodiversity, (namely Scimitar Horned Oryx and Turtles), the battle against climate change and team Zayed trip to Antarctic and saving Abu Dhabi fisheries.

EAD’s audience will be able to dive deeper into the science and marvels of Abu Dhabi’s oceans and terrestrial environment, and watch remarkable footage presented by a collection of scientific expertswithin Abu Dhabi Wildlife Inspiration series by the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi. Viewers will see engaging and entertaining nature and wildlife screenings of marvellous documentaries by the Agency.

In addition, EAD will participate during Expo 2020 in a number of side events with partners during the exhibition. Through these partnerships, environmental challenges and issues facing the world will be reviewed, in addition to projects implemented by the Agency. These are projects that aim to contribute to preserving biodiversity, air quality, groundwater, marine water quality and soil, as well as the latest technology that is utilized for several EAD initiatives.

EAD will also be sharing its short, medium and long term plans during Expo 2020, especially with its vision for the future that is embodied in its strategic priorities. Looking forward, EAD is eager to combat climate change, encourage optimal waste management, conserve land, air and marine environments, conserve biodiversity, manage ground water and fisheries, encourage clean energy and reducing the carbon footprint – which the audience of Expo 2020 can view during theside events.

For the occasion, Dr Shaikha Salem Al Dhaheri EAD’s Secretary General, said: “The UAE has always been a nation that is blessed with leadership that has ambitious and an extremely progressive vision. We are always striving to be the best and we do this by appreciating our past and always gazing far into the future to prepare our upcoming generations to take the lead. An example of the UAE’s astute vision is Expo 2020 – an event that is like no other in the world and where more than 190 countries will display their latest innovations, initiatives, and concepts of the future in one location within Dubai. At EAD we want to be part of this glamorous event because we are dedicated to our leadership and this great nation.” She added: “Because we know multi-media and visuals are the language of today, we will be participating in Expo 2020, showcasing our documentaries which are stunning and educational. I am very proud of my team who produced these documentaries, and I am sure our audience will highly appreciate and enjoy them.”

From 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022, Expo 2020 Dubai will welcome visitors from every corner of the globe to join the making of a new world, as it brings together the planet in one place to reimagine tomorrow. With the purpose of ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’, Expo 2020 will be the world’s most impactful global incubator for new ideas, catalysing an exchange of new perspectives and inspiring action to deliver real-life solutions to real-world challenges.

Expo 2020’s subthemes of Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability will inspire visitors to preserve and protect our planet, explore new frontiers and build a better future for everyone.


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