Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 21 October 2019

Dubai to open new floating police station - at sea

The World Islands may not be a hotbed of crime but its handful of residents will be well catered for

Police say they will transform one of the 'floating seahorse' villas, which contain rooms below the water, into an unmanned police station. Chris Whiteoak / The National
Police say they will transform one of the 'floating seahorse' villas, which contain rooms below the water, into an unmanned police station. Chris Whiteoak / The National

Police will set up an unmanned floating station off the coast of Dubai to cater to a growing number of residents on the World Islands.

The station will be on one of the 'floating seahorse' villas.

Sheikh Saif bin Zayed, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, and police chief Abdullah Al Marri were shown a model of the structure at the Gitex Technology exhibition on Wednesday.

The structure is modelled on the unmanned police station in City Walk, which allows members of the public to pay traffic fines and report accidents without the need for an officer to be present.

It is not known whether there has ever been a crime committed on the World Islands – home to a handful of private villas and a beach club on Lebanon island – but its population is expected to grow.

The Kleindienst Group is currently constructing homes and hotels on a number of undeveloped islands.

Updated: October 9, 2019 05:36 PM

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