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Pictures: Sheikh Hamdan reviews protocols for welcoming tourists at Dubai International Airport

Pictures: Sheikh Hamdan reviews protocols for welcoming tourists at Dubai International Airport

Dubai’s Crown Prince was accompanied by top aviation, tourism and security officials as he inspected different areas across the airport, especially the arrivals terminal

Sheikh Hamdan Dubai International Airport DXB

As Dubai reopened to international tourists on July 7, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, visited the Dubai International Airport (DXB) on Tuesday to review the health and safety measures at the airport.

Read: Dubai reopens to international tourists

“I have reviewed the procedures and protocols in place to welcome tourists back to Dubai. What we have seen clearly demonstrates Dubai’s comprehensive preparedness to welcome the world once again and resume international tourism,” news agency WAM reported Sheikh Hamdan as saying on his visit to DXB.

Sheikh Hamdan Dubai International Airport DXB
Sheikh Hamdan inspected different facilities across the airport including the baggage screening posts, the concourse and testing areas within the airport. Image courtesy: WAM

“We have implemented the highest international safety standards to ensure the wellbeing of travellers and tourists.”

Sheikh Hamdan Dubai International Airport DXB
Travellers who present Covid-19 negative tests – taken at least 96 hours prior to departure – are not required to remain in quarantine upon landing in Dubai. Image courtesy: WAM

In a video posted on his Twitter account and images shared by WAM, he can be seen touring different facilities across the airport including immigration desks, the baggage screening posts, the concourse and testing areas within the airport.

Earlier this month, the World Travel and Tourism Council Dubai gave Dubai the Safe Travels Stamp which validates that it meets global health and hygiene protocols, and has taken effective measures to ensure the health and safety of travellers and tourists.

Sheikh Hamdan Dubai International Airport DXB
“We have implemented the highest international safety standards to ensure the wellbeing of travellers and tourists,” said Sheikh Hamdan. Image courtesy: WAM

He reviewed the operational procedures especially at the arrivals terminal and met with senior officials and teams, thanking them for their efforts to ensure the airport’s readiness to welcome visitors from around the world.

Travellers who present Covid-19 negative tests – taken at least 96 hours prior to departure – are not required to remain in quarantine upon landing in Dubai. Those who have not been screened prior to departure are tested upon landing at DXB and need to remain in isolation until the results are confirmed as negative.

Sheikh Hamdan Dubai International Airport DXB
Earlier this month, the World Travel and Tourism Council Dubai gave Dubai the Safe Travels Stamp. Image courtesy: WAM

Top aviation, tourism and security officials accompanied the crown prince during his visit to the airport including Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, president of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and chairman and CEO of Emirates Group; Abdulla Al Basti, secretary-general of the Executive Council of Dubai; Lt. Gen Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, commander-in-chief of Dubai Police; Major General Mohammed Ahmed Al Marri, Director-General of the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs; and Helal Saeed Al Marri, director-general of Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing.

“Today, we are sending a message of hope to the world and beginning a fresh drive to create new success stories inspired by the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai,” said Sheikh Hamdan.

In 2019, DXB remained the world’s number one airport for international passengers for the sixth consecutive year by welcoming a total of 86,396,757 passengers.

Sheikh Hamdan Dubai International Airport DXB
DXB remained the world’s number one airport for international passengers for the sixth consecutive year in 2019. Image courtesy: WAM

“For many years, DXB has ranked 1st as the world’s busiest hub for international passenger traffic. With our teams’ outstanding efforts, we will retain this ranking. We strongly believe in our ability to reinforce Dubai’s outstanding position in global travel and tourism,” tweeted Sheikh Hamdan on Tuesday.

Read: Dubai airport retains title as world’s number one for international passengers

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