UAE is considered one of the safest countries in the world.
The Deputy Chairman of Police and Public Security in Dubai, Lt General Dahi Khalfan Tamim, stated that results of a survey showed that 96.1% of people in the UAE feel safe and secure. One of the reasons could be due to the low response time of emergencies. Reporting crimes have been made easier to do so thanks to innovative solutions such as apps.
You can also report emergencies through the following numbers in the UAE :
- 999 for Police
- 998 for Ambulance
- 997 for Fire Department (Civil Defense)
- 911 for electricity failure
- 922 for water failure.
- 996 for Coastguard
Traffic campaigns like 'A Day Without Accidents' have contributed to reducing accidents rates. Drivers were urged to take on oaths to be safer especially during days expected to have high levels of traffic such as 1st September which is the first day of schools in the UAE.
Some of the oaths are :
- Be extra alert and careful when you are driving close to schools
- Be aware of students appearing in front or at the back of a bus that is about to cross the street
- Take your seat promptly, buckle up and sit properly, facing forward at all times
- Parents should have proper time management and leave early to avoid traffic delays around schools
- Watch your speed and be ready to brake