UAE introduces behavioural guide for tourists

Published on : Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Tourism-and-Hospitality-Sectors-in-UAEIn a an innovative move a behavioral guide in different languages for tourists arriving on cruise ships has been circulated by the capital’s police in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Tourists must be aware that Identification should be carried at all times and produces to security officers upon request, read one of the 14 guidelines released by the Abu Dhabi police for tourists arriving in the emirate on cruise-liners.

The behavioral guide aims to provide tourists with an overview of UAE’s tourism culture,
traditions and customs.

“Abu Dhabi Tourism Police would like to wish you a happy and pleasant stay in Abu Dhabi and respectfully draw your attention to the following,” read the beginning of the guidebook.

The brochure is available in 12 different languages. Arabic, English, Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, Urdu, German, and Korean, are among them.

“Do not drive under the influence of alcohol,” and “please wear respectful clothing” are some of the main pointers.

“Your safety is our concern. In case of emergency, please call 999. To contact the Tourist Police please call toll free 8002626,” the bottom line of the brochure highlighted.

In a press note, released on Thursday, Lieutenant Colonel Muzeed Al Otaibi, Chief of Tourism Police Section at the Criminal Investigation Department said, “(We) are always available to serve tourists, and guide them on the rules of public behaviour.”

He informed that a temporary office at Mina Zayed in Abu Dhabi has been set up to help tourists arriving on cruise ships between November and April next year.

“The tourism police officers welcome tourists upon their arrival, and hand them the awareness brochures and leaflets in several languages. This initiative aims to improve police services and offer tourists all means of comfort, to maintain security of the community, and enhance the sense of tranquility,” he added.

In this regard the department has also assigned officers who speak several languages to help tourists of different nationalities.

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