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Dubai ruler promotes 821 immigration officers, staff

Dubai ruler promotes 821 immigration officers, staff

Sheikh Mohammed toured the facilities at Dubai International Airport on Sunday

UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Dubai Ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has promoted more than 800 officers and staff members at the General Directorate of Residency of Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA).

The promotions come following a personal inspection of the facilities at Dubai International Airport by Sheikh Mohammed on Sunday to review the flow of passengers, baggage-screening facilities, check-in areas and passport counters.

During the tour he expressed his “happiness and satisfaction” with the “high- quality services” provided by all of the departments at Dubai International Airport, official news agency WAM reported.

Read: Sheikh Mohammed inspects Dubai airport facilities

GDRFA director general, major general Mohammed Ahmed Al Marri, thanked Sheikh Mohammed and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan for their “attention and care to all members of the country’s military, security and police forces, according to Dubai Media Office.

He also thanked the Dubai ruler for recognising the efforts of the 821 staff and motivating them to continue their hard work.

Dubai has been phasing out traditional immigration counters with the launch of smart gates for certain passport holders and UAE residents at all three of Dubai International’s terminals.

Read: New smart gates opened at Dubai airport’s Terminal 2 to cut queues

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