The police and the Tourism Development Authority are two sides of the same coin, and fruitful cooperation enhances this vital sector

29 July 2021

The Watching Eye Program, organized by the Department of Media and Public Relations in Ras Al Khaimah Police, in cooperation with the Government Media Office, dedicated its ninth episode to talk about the role of the Tourist Police and the Tourism Development Authority in Ras Al Khaimah and their cooperation in supporting this vital sector and enhancing the emirate’s position on the local, regional and global tourism map.

Captain Ghanem Jassim Al Suwaidi, Head of the Tourist Police Department in Ras Al Khaimah Police, indicated that the department owns a number of luxury cars and other environmentally friendly cars that are present in various tourism events according to the nature of each event and the type of vehicles it needs.

He stressed the role of the existing and permanent cooperation and coordination between the Tourism Police Department and the Tourism Development Authority in supporting the tourism sector in Ras and advancing the development in this sector to reap more successes and preserve the status of Ras Al Khaimah, which was chosen for two consecutive years as the capital of Gulf tourism, pointing out that the selection of police personnel The tourism sector is subject to several criteria, the most important of which are the proficiency in several languages, dealing with the ability to speed up decision-making, as they are trained and qualified through specialized quality courses that help them perform their duty in the required manner and play a role in enhancing the security aspect of tourists and visitors from inside and outside the country.

For his part, Iyad Rasbeeh, Executive Director of Destination Tourism Development, Incentives and Conferences Events, at the Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority, explained that government support in the emirate is the main driver in the tourism sector reaching the distinguished position it has reached, which made Ras Al Khaimah the capital of Gulf tourism for the current and last years. straight.

He stated that the geographical, historical and heritage diversity in Ras Al Khaimah and its possession of world-class hotels and resorts contributed to making it an important destination for tourists from inside and outside the country, which is reflected in the reception of Jebel Jais during the Eid Al-Adha holiday of 20,000 visitors, while the professionalism of dealing with the Corona pandemic contributed. Enhancing tourism security in the emirate in the gradual return of this important sector, as the average occupancy rate in hotels since the beginning of the year in Ras Al Khaimah is about 60% and is expected to rise by next October, especially with the interest of tourists from countries around the world to come to Ras Al Khaimah and enjoy its diverse tourist facilities in light of Operating flights to and from some countries through Ras Al Khaimah International Airport.

He stressed the importance of fruitful and constructive cooperation between the Tourism Development Authority in Ras Al Khaimah and the General Command of the Emirate’s Police in general, the Traffic and Patrols Department, and the Tourist Police Department in particular, and its role in advancing the tourism development process in the Emirate to reap more successes and achievements.

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