270,000 cross Ghuwaifat border post
Abu Dhabi, August 10, 2013
As many as 270,649 travellers crossed the Ghuwaifat Border point between the UAE and Saudi Arabia since the beginning of July until the eve of Eid al Fitr, a statement said.
Colonel Khamis Musabbah Al Marar, director of Ports and Airports Security at the Directorate General for Security and Ports Affairs in Abu Dhabi Police GHQ, said 83,856 passengers crossed the post during the last 10 days of Ramadan.
Col Al Marar pointed out that the directorate provided outstanding services for passengers by ensuring quick completion of transactions and facilitating procedures, noting that many of the passengers were pilgrims returning after performing the rites of Umrah.
“The Ghuwaifat Border Point uses state-of-the-art technology in the area of passports and inspection, along with modern electronic gates,” he said.
Col Ghanem Huraiz Al Mazrouei, chief of the passports Section at Ghuwaifat Border Point affiliated to the Ports and Airports Security Police Department, stated that between July 1 and August 7, as many as 127,743 arrivals and 142,906 departures were recorded. – TradeArabia News Service