Tuesday, October 26, 2021

New council established to enhance Dubai’s border security

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His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai has established a new organisation to enhance Dubai’s border security capabilities.

In his capacity as Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed issued Law No. (15) of 2021 forming the ‘Dubai Council for Border Crossing Points Security’.

It is aimed at ensuring 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 Council is tasked with developing strategic border security plans and policies for the emirate, providing advice to the government on border control issues and unifying the regulations and security criteria for protecting Dubai’s borders.

His Highness Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum will serve as Chairman of the Council’s Board and Lieutenant General Mohammed Ahmed Al Marri as its Vice-Chairman.

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.

Further to the new Law, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai, issued Decision No. (40) of 2021 appointing Omar Ali Salem Al Addidi as Secretary-General of the Dubai Border Security Council.

The new Council is authorised to issue the decisions required to implement provisions of the new legislation.

They annul any other legislation that may contradict their provisions.

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