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Dubai airport retains top international spot in 2017

DUBAI: Dubai airport was the world's busiest for international passengers in 2017 for the fourth year running, with 88.2 million travellers, the United Arab Emirates' state news agency WAM said Monday. International traffic at the UAE airport increased by 4.6 million passengers compared to the previous year, WAM said, despite a laptop ban temporarily imposed on its long-haul flights to the United States. A major transit hub situated on transcontinental air routes, Dubai is one of several Gulf-based airports to have…

VIDEO: Dubai Airport to screen travelers with ‘face-scanning’ fish

DUBAI: Authorities in Dubai will soon be putting in place a hi-tech security system at the airport that binds travelers to pass through a virtual aquarium that will scan their faces. The tunnel will have 80 cameras hidden behind high-quality images of an aquarium and will replace the traditional security clearance check at a counter. "The fish is a sort of entertainment and something new for the traveller but, at the end of the day, it attracts the vision of the travellers to different corners in the tunnel for the…

Dubai airport announces ‘Early Birds Have More Fun’ initiative ahead of Eid holiday rush

Dubai International airport is lining up extra staff and an exciting array of activities, promotions and entertainment as part of its preparations for the Eid holiday rush. With Eid coinciding with schools across the UAE closing for the summer, Dubai Airports is anticipating heightened traffic during the week with over 1.9 million passengers expected to pass through DXB. The busiest day for departures will be Friday, June 23 with over 76,000 departing passengers while June 30 will be the busiest day for total traffic…