Beachgoers must carry IDs: Abu Dhabi Police

The Tourism Police Section of Abu Dhabi Police has urged all beachgoers, especially tourists, to carry their identification cards.

Colonel Dr Rashid Mohammad Borshid, Head, Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Abu Dhabi Police, explained that identification cards ought to be carried at all times in order to help police maintain security and stability.

Identity proof should be presented to security officers upon request, he added.

Relaxing at the beach is no excuse for not carrying identity proof, he said and added that such proof will help Tourism Police officials deliver their services better.

He noted that the Tourism Police Section is circulating behavioural guides in different languages, highlighting UAE laws and regulations that tourists must observe, such as the need to carry? identification cards, and respect local customs and traditions.