Targets for retaliation to the recent massacres will be the UAE, noting that there is a long list of targets the resistance movement will be striking.
“The bank of targets is big,” al-Bukhaiti told al-Ahed News, adding that “the situation in the UAE is more fragile than in Saudi Arabia given that the UAE’s economy depends on sectors such as trade and tourism, which are both sensitive in case a country got involved in a military confrontation.”
Reiterating the warnings issued by Yemeni Armed Forces Spokesman Brigadier General Yehya Saree that the UAE is no more a safe place neither for investment nor tourism, Mr. al-Bukhaiti explained that “Due to Ansarullah keenness on the safety of civilians and foreigners, the resistance group advises them to stay away from the possible targets such as airports and seaports used for military purposes, in addition to other sensitive sites such as oil fields, oil refineries, and oil plants.”
“There is a long list of sensitive and important targets which the Yemeni Armed Forces are working to strike in an ascending manner; although the sites that will be targeted soon could not be unveiled, but it is clear that all sites used for military purposes are within our range,” the Ansarullah official went on to explain.
Examples of Critical Infrastructure – Dubai
Critical Sector Overview
- The emergency services sector is a community of highly-skilled, trained personnel, along with the physical and cyber resources, that provide a wide range of prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery services during both day-to-day operations and incident response.
- The health sector protects the health of Dubai citizens, and on a larger scale, the city of Dubai from infectious disease outbreaks and natural disasters. A considerable part of the sector’s assets are privately owned and operated, collaboration and information sharing between the public and private sectors is essential to increasing resilience of Dubai’s health infrastructure.
Electricity & Water
- The Dubai electricity and water infrastructure is one of the backbones of Dubai’s economy, well-being and success. This CII protection framework identifies the electricity and water sector as uniquely critical because all other CII sectors are dependent on it.
- Many government facilities are open to the public for business activities, commercial transactions, or recreational activities while others that are not open to the public contain highly sensitive information, materials, processes, and equipment. In addition, the government in Dubai is responsible to ensure that all main functions of the city function reliably.
- The transport sector ensures easy, safe and efficient transport within Dubai, the UAE and across the world, using aviation, roads, taxis, metro, and more.
Oil & Gas
- The oil and gas sector serves the growing energy needs of Dubai and contributes to the achievement of Dubai Plan 2021. It includes exploration as well as supply.
Information & Communication Technology
- The ICT sector is central to Dubai’s security, economy, and public health and safety as businesses, governments, academia, and private citizens are increasingly dependent upon ICT functions. These virtual and distributed functions produce and provide hardware, software, telecommunication, Internet, cloud services and more.
Finance & Banking
- The financial services sector represents a vital component of Dubai’s critical infrastructure. Large-scale power outages, natural disasters, and an increase in the number and sophistication of cyberattacks demonstrate the wide range of potential risks facing the sector.
- The trade sector is important to the economic prosperity and continuity of Dubai. A direct attack on or disruption of certain elements of the trade industry could have drastic effects.
Tourism & Real Estate
- The tourism and real estate sector include a diverse range of sites that draw large crowds of people for shopping, business, entertainment, or lodging. Facilities within the sector operate on the principle of open public access, meaning that the general public can move freely without the deterrent of highly visible security barriers.