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Dubai prepares to receive large numbers of travelers and visitors
Mansour bin Mohammed

His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Border Ports Security Council, visited Dubai International Airport to see the progress of security work and the facilities provided by the concerned authorities at the vital air port, and to learn about the comfort and safety of travelers and ways to facilitate their travel and arrival procedures to and from the airport.

His Highness praised the efforts of the work teams at Dubai airports, under the supervision of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of the Dubai Aviation Authority and Supreme Chairman of the Emirates Group, Dubai Police, Dubai Customs, Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs, and Dubai Air Navigation Services And its employees were keen to enhance the strategy of working in a team spirit, and to achieve the highest levels of excellence in services provided to guests in accordance with the highest standards of efficiency and international quality.

During the visit, His Highness stressed that "the UAE was among the countries most prepared for the (Covid-19) pandemic, and today, thanks to the vision of its wise leadership and the efforts of its loyal men, it is among the countries that recover faster."

His Highness said: "With Dubai overcoming the consequences of the pandemic, and the start of a new phase of growth within various sectors, including the travel and tourism sector, Dubai is preparing to receive large numbers of travelers and visitors through various ports, especially with the launch of the (Expo 2020 Dubai) exhibition, with the participation of 192 country, in conjunction with the start of the new tourist season, and the easing of travel restrictions around the world, which calls for the highest levels of readiness to ensure a safe and smooth passage for users of border crossings.”

His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum began his tour at Dubai International Airport from Terminal 3, where he stopped at the work team of the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs, and reviewed the procedures for stamping the smart traveler's passport, as well as the speed of these procedures. Ensuring the speedy arrival of the traveler to his destination without any delay, as well as the security procedures at the various checkpoints at the passenger gates, and the speed and accuracy of completion by security staff, which enhances and supports the reputation of Dubai airports in practicing the best international security experiences applied and internationally approved.

His Highness was keen to follow up the progress of work in the arrivals hall, where he was briefed on all the procedures for receiving arrivals to Dubai and the UAE by customs, police and security officials. His Highness expressed his satisfaction with all the procedures followed at the airport, praising the continuous development and modernization of service facilities, as well as the facilities it provides. The airport is for all travelers within the framework of the global reputation enjoyed by Dubai Airport and to maintain its international competitiveness. During the tour, the efforts and initiatives provided by Dubai Airports and strategic partners, and the services provided by all relevant authorities at Dubai International Airport to travelers were reviewed.

Dubai Airport occupies a strategic position among the vital sectors in Dubai, due to its main role in the local economy of the Emirate of Dubai, and its direct contribution to the growth and development of the travel, tourism and hospitality sectors, and thanks to the concerted efforts and cooperation of the concerned authorities.

Dubai Airport has witnessed a rise in passenger numbers in recent weeks and months, with the arrival of more than 470,000 visitors in the first 10 days of Expo 2020 Dubai.

With the seasonal increase and major international events such as the Dubai Air Show that will be launched in the second half of 2021, Dubai International Airport is expected to witness during the second half of this year an annual traffic of 27 million passengers thanks to the efforts made to provide a safe travel experience for travelers. Dubai International Airport in May 2021 to obtain accreditation from the Airports Council International (ACI) Airport Health Accreditation Program to ensure the health and safety of passengers and airport staff.

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