As part of Dubai Airport’s shared values "We all meet the world differently,” this new initiative will contribute to the "UAE Vision 2021” and "Dubai Plan 2021” vision for Dubai to be the world’s leading disability-friendly city...
"The airport has a 19% increase in international seat capacity than London's Heathrow Airport, which came in second place with a seat capacity of 4.1 million seats."
The initiative aims to enable residents who work in the private sector and wish to return to their home countries to do so during the period of precautionary measures undertaken in the UAE to contain the spread of the new coronavirus, COVID-19.
The flights are open to foreign citizens who wish to leave the UAE, but no incoming passengers are allowed. Foreign residents are banned from re-entering until at least mid-April.
People stranded in Dubai who decide to leave to return to their home countries receive a special sticker on their passports.
It increased the number of customs inspectors working on shifts at different airport checkpoints, taking the total to 840 inspectors. There are 77 inspection scanners deployed across DXB terminals, including 58 designed to screen large bags and 19 scanners to check hand baggage.
Dubai Customs’ inspection staff at Dubai International Airport seized 5.6 kilogrammes of cocaine narcotics from an inbound female traveller arriving from a Latin American country.
The customs inspector said during the investigations that the defendant’s suitcase was passed through the airport’s x-ray screening device and found to contain something abnormal.
Dubai Airports has said that an estimated 2 million passengers are expected to pass through DXB between 29th December 2021 and 8th January 2022, with average daily traffic exceeding 178,000 travellers.