The UAE regime is perpetuating its police repression against citizens and expatriates through surveillance cameras everywhere and even taxis.
The UAE Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced the completion of the installation of surveillance cameras in all taxis of the Public Transport Authority (RTA) on the grounds that it is keen to develop and improve the service.
The installation of surveillance cameras has been completed on the total fleet of taxis, numbering 10,684 vehicles, enabling the system to monitor every moiety contained in taxis and spying on drivers and passengers together.
The camera system will operate through sensors immediately when the passenger boarded the taxi and is the latest in a long series of steps by the UAE to impose a strict surveillance system.
The system relies on tens of thousands of surveillance cameras, which are difficult to escape to spy on citizens and foreign expatriates alike.
The intensity of surveillance and espionage is evident in the emirate of Dubai, where 10,000 surveillance cameras are planted, which does not escape the movement of anyone in the streets of the city, with 3,000 cameras at the airport alone.
Foreigners residing in the UAE, who make up the majority of the population in the UAE, are strictly controlled so that they can only move by presenting their identity.
Since the turn of the century, the emirate of Abu Dhabi has uniquely linked digital spy networks to track the movements of everyone. It has established surveillance systems that exclude no one from individuals, institutions, buildings and streets. A country of security and safety, ”but in fact it means that it now has a spy infrastructure across the country.
It has been announced earlier that the UAE State Security is obliging Dubai hotels to install cameras inside the hotel bedrooms to spy on residents and tourists in hotels and monitor all their activities, including on the roads and cars.
The UAE surveillance cameras also target mosques in countries to enhance security control of mosques under the guise of protecting them from tampering with property, although there have been few incidents of abuse or misuse of mosques.