Smart gates installed in Dubai playgrounds to ward off strangers


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.

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