His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Border Security Council, confirmed that the border and border security sector in Dubai is one of the best global models, due to the integration of the elements of the security and security system, which enabled it to confirm its competitiveness in line with the process of construction and development that witnessed by the emirate.
His Highness praised the high level of this integrated system, which he described as a product of the wise vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, may God protect him, in harnessing all efforts to provide the highest levels of security and safety, and the subsequent raising of efficiency And the readiness of the ports and borders of the emirate to face various forms of challenges and security changes by developing policies, legislation and standards and ensuring their application based on international best practices in coordination and cooperation with local and federal government agencies.
This came during the visit of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, to the Hatta border port, in the presence of His Excellency Lieutenant-General Mohammed Ahmed Al Marri, Vice Chairman of the Dubai Border Crossing Security Council, and members of the Council.
His Highness said: “Contributing to the development and protection of the security of border crossings, their development and rehabilitation and ensuring the highest levels of readiness at all times to deal efficiently with various variables, calls for all concerned authorities in the border and border security sector to redouble efforts, combine and integrate them, to reach the highest levels of coordination and cooperation for optimal preparedness to provide Highly efficient services that contribute to enhancing security and safety, and ensuring the highest levels of competitiveness at the regional and international levels, in light of working within a unified vision and approach that contributes to consolidating Dubai’s position as the best city to live and work in the world.”
During the visit, His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum was briefed on the services provided to arrivals and departures through the Hatta border port, and listened to an explanation about the most important achievements of the port, stressing its importance as a vital crossing that contributes to facilitating entry and exit procedures from the UAE through Dubai and through the port that connects the country with the sisterly Sultanate of Oman.
His Highness, the Chairman of the Dubai Border Security Council, directed the members of the Council to provide all the facilities required to facilitate the movement of travelers in accordance with the highest standards of security and safety, in a manner that ensures safe passage for all travelers and enhances the security capabilities of the emirate in protecting border crossings.
The visit included a tour of the Hatta border port, where His Highness was briefed on the progress of the port’s procedures. His Highness also inspected the passengers’ lounge, praising the efforts of the work team in providing proactive and smart services that contribute to achieving travelers’ comfort and happiness.
At the conclusion of the visit, His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum expressed his appreciation for the efforts of the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Dubai, Dubai Customs and security authorities, directing the importance of strengthening coordination with government agencies concerned with supervising border crossings to raise the efficiency and readiness of these ports to provide Distinguished services at all times, in compliance with the excellence approach that Dubai follows in its various sectors.
It is noteworthy that the Hatta border port plays an important role in facilitating the movement of goods and trade exchanges by land between Dubai and the sisterly Sultanate of Oman, as Dubai’s foreign trade with the Sultanate through the port during the first half of 2021 amounted to about 15.26 billion dirhams.