18 million passengers through Dubai ports in 2020
The number of passengers traveling through the air ports of the Emirate of Dubai during the past year recorded 17 million and 889 thousand and 183 passengers, arriving and departing, while the users of the smart gates exceeded the one million barrier by 706 thousand and 619 travelers, according to the General Administration of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Dubai, which confirmed that these numbers reveal a smart plan implemented Establishing Dubai in light of the exceptional circumstances that the whole world went through, and the UAE as an integral part of the global system, during which it was able to overcome the crisis with innovative solutions in order to combat "Covid 19" and coexist with it.
Major General Mohamed Ahmed Al-Marri, Director General of the General Administration of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Dubai, indicated that the increase in the number of travelers in Dubai airports since the return of air traffic last July confirms Dubai's readiness to receive its passengers from around the world and its success in achieving positive growth levels by providing the best standards. Health and safety in the world with all responsibility and accuracy, in close cooperation with health authorities and government agencies, and providing the necessary support and care to make travel safe, explaining that the increase in the number of travelers during the New Year's holiday reflects the increased confidence in the precautionary and preventive measures taken by the state to address the repercussions of "Covid 19".
Major General Al-Marri clarified that restarting the smart gates at Dubai International Airport for all departing travelers in Terminal 3 due to the current global situation was an important and necessary step in enhancing travelers' confidence in the UAE in general and the Emirate of Dubai in particular, as these gates are distinguished by the speed of procedures, avoiding waiting and direct contact with the officers Passports, making it the safest way for travelers to ensure the highest levels of health and safety for all.
He expressed his appreciation for the great efforts made by the UAE to confront the repercussions of the Covid-19 pandemic and ensure protection for all, as it began giving vaccines for Covid 19 to citizens and residents free of charge within a systematic plan so that everyone can obtain it in a record period of time, praising the efforts made by Dubai residence employees who work in the ranks. Front to provide the highest levels of comfort and safety for passengers.
Major General Muhammad Al-Marri said, "We pledge our wise leadership to be hand in hand, working in a team spirit and exert utmost efforts with dedication and commitment and redoubling diligence in confrontation to support the efforts of our dear country to make the UAE one of the best countries in the world for security and safety."
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