Dubai reviews readiness to welcome FIFA World Cup fans

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Authorities in Dubai have reviewed the city's readiness to welcome fans during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.

The Dubai Events Security Committee (ESC) recently met with the Dubai Sports Council and other government and private entities to review the arrangements.

They emphasised that all stakeholders will work together to ensure that football fans enjoy their stay in Dubai while remaining safe and secure.

Awareness initiatives will also be rolled out to highlight the importance of complying with safety protocols as well as respecting the local culture and traditions.

"The meeting reviewed the readiness of all stakeholders in Dubai to welcome fans and facilitate their travel to and from Doha on match days with the aim of contributing to the success of the region’s first football World Cup," said Major General Abdullah Ali Al Ghaithi, Director of Dubai Police’s General Department of Organisation Protective Security and Emergency, and Chairman of ESC.

"We also reviewed the measures deployed by Dubai Police to secure the dedicated fan zones being set up across the city," he added.

Meanwhile, Dubai’s Department of Economy and Tourism (DET) briefed ESC members on November’s eventful agenda, coinciding with the World Cup.

The tournament will kick off on November 20, with the title decider scheduled for December 18.

DET presented an overview of events and initiatives that will offer fans a unique and premium experience to watch and be part of the world’s most prestigious football tournament.

A dedicated football park and several fan zones will be set up to offer residents and visitors a safe and enjoyable experience of watching the matches.

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