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Safety

“Ruling is not authority or a mere profession… It is a heavy responsibility to safeguard the interest of our nation and working hard so our people may prosper.”

HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

 Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of the Emirate of Dubai

 

The police in the UAE is committed to provide the most secure environment for all visitors and residents and to ensure that the emirates remain the world’s safest destination.

 

Tourist Guidelines & Safety Tips

In your hotel

  • Lock your valuables in the safety box at the reception or in your room safe
  • Inform the reception manager if you lose your key or key card
  • Make sure that the room is firmly closed when you leave the hotel
  • Take the hotel business card always with you when you go outside to help you remember the name, address and telephone number of the hotel

Excursions

  • When you go hiking or to the desert always try to stay with the group
  • Always pack a first-aid kit

On the beach

  • Always comply with warning signs
  • Swim only on approved beaches that are supervised by lifeguards
  • Don’t leave your valuables or belongings unattended
  • Never leave a child unattended or unsupervised by an adult

Out and About

  • Keep your bag and wallet where you can see it
  • Don’t carry large sums of cash, most international credit and debit cards are widely accepted
  • Keep large amounts of money, expensive jewelry, cameras and smart phones out of sight
  • Ensure that money withdrawal or exchanging money is done privately
  • Refrain from public displays of affection (excessive touching, kissing etc.)
  • Lock your vehicle and never leave valuables in plain view
  • Don’t accept lifts from strangers, use licensed taxis or other public transportation

The police is here to help and assist you. If you face any problem, call the police under telephone 901 for regular queries or 999 for emergencies.