Dubai Customs announces increased traveler assistance for Eid Al-Fitr and spring holidays at Dubai International Airport


Dubai Customs has revealed its readiness to streamline procedures for travelers arriving in the United Arab Emirates via Dubai International Airport during the upcoming Eid Al-Fitr and spring holidays.

With an expected influx of approximately 3.6 million passengers from April 2 to 15, Dubai Customs is dedicated to enhancing traveler experiences and reinforcing Dubai’s status as a leading global tourism destination through pioneering services and processes. optimized.

Building on the successful handling of more than 50 million bags last year, covering both air and cruise travelers, Dubai Customs has deployed state-of-the-art equipment and experienced inspectors. The introduction of the I declare The system allows travelers to electronically declare goods, personal belongings, gifts, currency and cash amounts in advance, with the option to expedite transactions before arrival, thereby reducing customs processing time to less than 4 minutes via the red route.

In a bid to optimize passenger flow, Dubai Customs has increased the number of inspectors during this period, assigning 77 devices for baggage inspection, including 58 for large bags and 19 for handbags, complemented by additional support teams.

Ibrahim Ali Al Kamali, Director of Passenger Operations Department at Dubai Customs, underlined the department’s proactive stance in designing a comprehensive plan for Eid Al-Fitr and the spring holidays, in line with the increase in flight and passenger volume. This initiative aims to offer an exemplary service commensurate with Dubai’s stature as a leading tourist destination while maintaining strict safety standards in inspection and control operations.

Dubai Customs has worked closely with strategic partners such as Dubai Airports and Emirates Airlines, implementing measures such as pre-notification of passenger surges to direct coordination between aviation and inspection shift workers at the airport’s three terminals, as well as as at Al Maktoum International Airport.

To ensure smooth operations 24 hours a day, continuous communication and coordination has been established between shift staff, building managers and team leaders, and management conducts field visits to monitor progress, particularly during holidays and special occasions.

Reiterating Dubai Customs’ commitment to welcoming travelers and expediting its procedures with meticulous supervision, the Director of the Passenger Operations Department emphasizes the paramount importance of community safety.

News source: Dubai Press Office


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