Continuous communication and good planning are key to ensure the security of any event, whether a marathon or a fire, experts have said.
The UAE is improving in security and local experts were briefed on best practices during the occurrence of such events.
“We must strike a balance between ensuring the safety of people and making an event successful,” said Cindy Shain, associate director of the Southern Police Institute at the University of Louisville in the US. “Law enforcement and security planners must balance these two. Since 9/11, special events have changed in the way agencies plan them because we realised that terrorists can strike anywhere.”