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Dubai Police is all set to host the 4th edition of the UAE SWAT Challenge 2023 at the Al Ruwayaa Training City from February 20-24. This year, 63 elite Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) teams from 30 countries will participate in the competition, which has a total prize money of $170,000. Under the patronage of His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the challenge will test the skills of special armed response units in five categories. The teams will compete in mock hostage rescues, raid challenges, rescue injured officers, and overcome obstacle courses to prove their competence.

Ladies team competing at the UAE SWAT Challenge
Ladies team competing at the UAE SWAT Challenge

The competition is being held in line with the World Police Summit 2023 organized by Dubai Police. The Dubai Police have urged residents and citizens to attend the event, which will take place daily from 8am to 3pm.

A team breaches a door at the UAE SWAT Challenge
A team breaches a door at the UAE SWAT Challenge

Major General Abdullah Ali Al Ghaithi, Director of the General Department for Protective Security and Emergency at Dubai Police, said the competition is an excellent opportunity for SWAT teams from around the world to showcase their efficiency and readiness. The teams can also exchange expertise and learn from the best practices, he added.

At a press conference in Dubai, Brigadier Obaid bin Yarouf Al Ketbi, Acting Deputy Director of the General Department of Protective Security and Emergency and Chairman of the Organising Committee for the UAE SWAT Challenge 2023, said that the challenge this year is bigger and larger than previous years. The winning teams will receive daily rewards, and the overall champion team will be awarded a mega prize of $70,000.

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