More than 1.3 million passengers travel through Dubai during Eid break

More than 1.3 million passengers travel through Dubai during Eid break
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Published: 12 June 2019 - 6:45 a.m.
By: Priyanka Praveen
More than 1.3 million passengers travelled through air, sea and land ports in Dubai during the Eid holidays, data from the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Dubai (GDRFA) revealed.

A total of 1.175 million passengers passed through Dubai’s airport, while113,000 passengers passed through the land port and 14,460 passengers passed through the seaport.

A total of 16,803 passengers passed through the Hatta port on June 8, making it the highest number of travellers to do so. Data also revealed that a total of 352,306 passengers used 122 smart gates at the Dubai airport during the same period.

Speaking about the GDRFA’s efforts, H.E. Major General Mohammed Al Marri, director general of the GDRFA said: "The continuous efficiency of GDRFA Dubai's employees has resulted in a record achievement in the number of departing passengers coming through Dubai airports.

“We are constantly on alert to deal with the large number of visitors to the country and [to] provide outstanding services to facilitate the movement of passengers to achieve satisfaction and happiness to them,” he added.

Also read: Dubai Tourism in plans to increase travel demand from Saudi Arabia


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