New entity created to oversee protection of Dubai’s borders
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New entity created to oversee protection of Dubai’s borders

New entity created to oversee protection of Dubai’s borders

The board of the Dubai Council for Border Crossing Points Security will be chaired by Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Dubai Council for Border Crossing Points Security

A law has been issued forming the Dubai Council for Border Crossing Points Security, a new organisation created to enhance Dubai’s border security capabilities.

The Council will ensure smooth coordination between various government entities involved in border control including the emirate’s General Authority of Ports, Borders and Free Zones Security and relevant local, federal, regional and international organisations.

The law also aims to improve the efficiency of entities involved in border control.

The council was created via Law No. (15) of 2 issued by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai and Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE.

The Council is tasked with developing strategic border security plans and policies for the emirate in coordination with relevant entities, providing advice to the government on border control issues and unifying the regulations and security criteria for protecting borders in Dubai in line with the requirements of the General Authority of Ports, Borders and Free Zones Security.

Sheikh Mohammed also issued a decree forming the Board of the Dubai Council for Border Crossing Points Security.

Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum will serve as chairman and Lieutenant General Mohammed Ahmed Al Marri as vice chairman of the board.

Members of the board also include representatives from Dubai Police, Dubai Customs, General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs – Dubai, Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Dubai Airports Company, Dubai Air Navigation Services and Dubai Maritime City Authority, in addition to the secretary general of the Dubai Council for Border Crossing Points Security.

Also, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai, appointed Omar Ali Salem Al Addidi as secretary general of the Dubai Border Security Council.

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