E-gates are being installed in playgrounds and sports pitches across Dubai’s residential neighbourhoods to ensure privacy and safety.
The initiative, led by Dubai Municipality will cover 33 areas but the exact locations have not been revealed yet.
Residents of these areas will be issued free smart cards by the end of this month.
Officials say each family will be given three access cards, which open the gates for nine seconds.
The move comes in response to complaints from residents about strangers misusing the facilities.
.@DMunicipality adds further e-gates to playgrounds and pitches, accessible through smart cards, across #Dubai, in an effort to enhance privacy and safety. The initiative covered 33 areas across the emirate, including 23 playgrounds for children and 10 pitches and sports courts. pic.twitter.com/GtnivRPtkt— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) January 21, 2020