More than 800,000 passengers pass through Dubai during 48th UAE National Holiday

More than 800,000 passengers pass through Dubai during 48th UAE National Holiday
According to data, Dubai International Airports received 334,241 passengers in just five days
Published: 8 December 2019 - 7:30 a.m.
By: Hotelier Middle East Staff

A total of 808,025 passengers passed through Dubai’s land, sea and air ports during Martyrs’ Day and the 48th UAE National Day holiday between 29 November and 3 December, H.E Major General Mohamed Ahmed Al Marri, Director General of the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Dubai (DGRFA Dubai) revealed.

The number of entries and exits through airports was 709,992 passengers, while 78,165 passengers used land ports, and 19,868 passengers used sea ports. According to data, Dubai International Airports received 334,241 passengers in just five days.

"The continuous efficiency of GDRFA Dubai's employees has resulted in a record achievement in the number of passengers who enter and exit through Dubai airports," Al Marri said.

Hatta port set a record in the movement of passengers (departures and arrivals) between November 26 and December 3, which coincided with the 49th Oman National Day holiday and the Martyrs’ Day and the 48th UAE's National Day holiday, where the number of passengers passed through Hatta port reached 137,386 passengers.

This is an 87.4 % increase in number of passengers compared to the same period last year. When 73,297 passengers passed through Hatta port.

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