Abu Dhabi Police General Headquarters represented by the Directorate General of Police Operations launched an awareness-raising initiative to enhance pilgrims’ safety. This initiative comes as a part of its social campaign under the slogan “Your Safety”, which includes a set of awareness raising initiatives to help promote public awareness of safety and prevention requirements.

Major General Mohammed bin Al Awadhi Al Menhali, Director General of Police Operations at Abu Dhabi Police, said that the UAE is committed to providing high quality living for for the society, by providing distinguished services to enhance public confidence and increase customers’ satisfaction. He reiterated the keenness of the Abu Dhabi Police and the various departments to raise awareness among pilgrims about the necessary safety requirements, in order to have a safe journey to and from the Holy Land.

He explained that the initiative complements the past initiatives, designed to raise the awareness of pilgrims about safety and prevention requirements, and familiarize them with the services provided by the Abu Dhabi Police through its different divisions. It also aims to promote awareness-raising efforts and increase safety levels, especially traffic safety, to ensure a safe and accident free pilgrimage. He also stressed the directorate’s keen interest to cooperate with partners to promote public awareness.

Major General Al Menhali called upon the pilgrims across the UAE to comply with the instructions issued by the relevant authorities in the sisterly Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, upon arrival to Saudi Arabia. Comprehensive and accurate information about pilgrims and their companions shall be provided to Saudi Authorities to ensure full and quick services.

He noted that the concerned authorities at the Customs Department of Al Ghuweifat border point provided tents with amenities and medical services, water, juices, dates and meals, for the convenience of pilgrims to make pilgrims’ travel comfortable, as well as finalizing their travel procedure within minutes.

Major General Al Menhali urged pilgrims, especially those traveling by land, to follow the safety requirements during their travel and to make sure to have the necessary requirements to make their travel comfortable and hassle-free, in coordination with the police and the concerned authorities.

He pointed that coordination is underway with the Security Media Department to broadcast a number of awareness ads on giant screens installed in shopping malls across Abu Dhabi, and at a number of residential buildings.

The awareness messages on these screens aim to enhance public awareness about traffic safety, and boost the culture of security and traffic safety via modern means, notably through the Abu Dhabi Police website, and the various social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter.

It is worth mentioning that Abu Dhabi Police is keen to carry out its awareness campaigns and initiatives as per the modern approach adopted by the police leadership, by instilling new concepts of police work from being just a law enforcement tool to an interactive participation in the various social activities.

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