Dubai is all set to host 10 of the 13 Asia Cup cricket matches, including the opening game on August 27; the India-Pakistan header on August 28; and the title-decider on September 11.
The 16-day tournament kicks off this Saturday, August 27, when Sri Lanka face Afghanistan in the opening match at the Dubai International Stadium.
The Dubai Police have issued a list of instructions for fans to follow. Notably, selfie sticks; power banks; political flags and banners; bikes, skateboards and scooters; and filming or flash photography are among the things that are banned at the stadiums.
The Dubai Police have urged spectators to strictly adhere to all safety and security guidelines issued by the authorities. They reiterated that only ticket holders would be allowed entry to the stadium.
Key points to note:
- Gates will open three hours before the match
- Valid ticket required for entry
- No re-entry allowed
- Those aged 4 and over need a ticket
- Stadium management reserves the right to entry
- Dedicated parking is available
- Random/haphazard parking is not allowed
The police also announced that the following items/activities are not allowed:
- Remote-controlled devices
- Filming or flash photography
- Illegal or toxic substances
- Radio communication devices or power banks
- Selfie sticks or umbrellas
- Sharp objects
- Firecrackers or flares
- Outside food or drinks
- Political flags and banners
- Bikes, skateboards and scooters
Last week, the police said they would use Dubai would deploy the latest technologies to secure the venue.
The stadium is in Dubai Sports City on the Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Road. The multi-purpose venue has a seating capacity of 25,000 that is expandable to 30,000.
News Source: Khaleej Times