Dubai Police has revealed plans to build the world’s largest policeman cap to house the new Dubai Police Museum, which is expected to enter the Guinness World Records, reports Dubai-based newspaper Gulf News.
Maj Gen Rahman Mohammed Rafei, director-general of the Department of Community Services at the Dubai Police, said the shape of the new museum was the idea of Lt Gen Dahdi Khalfan Tamim, deputy chairman of Police and General Security and former Dubai Police Chief.
He explained that the Lt Gen Dahi said he wanted to break out of the traditional look of museums, and to show that Dubai police always looks for new things, therefore a modern approach to design was chosen for the building.
The building itself will be four storeys high and will overlook Al Ittihad Road and Al Mulla Plaza.
Rafei added that the museum will be built at Dubai Police’s Headquarters but will be positioned in a way that complements the Al Qiyadah Metro station so that passengers can view the museum as they pass.
The old museum, which is also located at Dubai Police Headquarters, documents all aspects of achievement of the police since its inception in 1956, as well as informing about law and order in the country.
The new museum will house all the artifacts from the old building and additional features as the size of the building is significantly larger.
Research halls will also be made available in the new museum for researchers working on paper related to Dubai Police can access the information they need.
“The museum’s budget has been approved and the preliminary plans are under way,” Rafei said.