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Police cavalry sets new record during National Day celebrations


The status of Dubai as a city with an umpteen number of world records was boosted during the 46th UAE National Day celebrations in the emirate with a second world record being set by the Dubai Police during the national holidays at Meydan. On Sunday, the city’s police force broke the Guinness World Record for the largest number of horses on parade. A total of 116 horses from the Dubai Police stables and riders bearing UAE flags eclipsed the previous record of 105 horses that was set in Spain in 2004.

It was the second record broken by the Dubai Police during the celebrations and followed up on the record for the largest synchronised car dance where 143 cars bearing UAE flags combined to move in the form of a smiley emoticon. The record at Meydan was broken during a ceremony inspired by the spirit of the founding fathers of the UAE, where HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, and HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, were both lauded for their efforts in keeping the UAE at the forefront of world affairs.

The ceremony was attended by Major General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, Commander of Dubai Police, Saeed bin Humaid Al Tayer, CEO of Meydan Foundation, Major General Khalil Ibrahim Al Mansouri, Assistant Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police for Criminal Investigation Affairs, Major General Ahmed Bin Thani, Assistant Commander and Mohammed Issa Al-Adeb, Director of the Department of Cavalry at the Dubai Police Police cavalry sets new record during National Day celebrations General Command. A number of senior police officers, officials and VIPs were also present at the event.

As part of the main celebration, a cavalry march led by Ali Al Muhairi was conducted against the backdrop of Meydan Racecourse. Major General Al Marri said the initiative was intended to show residents that the police is part of the community. He said: “It is a community police whose aim is to spread the feeling of security and safety among its members. We are here to tell people that we are part of them, that we are always present among them and that we are here for their safety.” Major General Al Marri and Saeed Humaid Al Tayer, chairman of Meydan City Corporation, also signed a Dubai Police shirt that will be on display at Meydan. Al Marri added: “We wanted to achieve something new to the world on the National Day.”

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15 Feb 2018
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