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Dubai logs over 50m passengers in 2018

DUBAI, January 17, 2019

A total of 53 million passengers passed through Dubai’s entry and exit points at land, sea and air ports in 2018, according to official figures.

Entry and exit movements through airports registered 50 million passengers while those passed through the land entry and exit points stood at 2,461,000, Major-General Mohammad Ahmad Al Merri, director general of the Residency and Foreigners Affairs Department in Dubai was quoted as saying by state news agency Wam.

According to statistics, he said inbound passengers reached 25,234,575 against 24,765,425 for the outbound passengers.

''Passengers who used the smart gates and corridors numbered 11,258,319,'' he disclosed.

He stated that the department had issued 3,250,419 entry and residence permits for individuals and companies and 3,727,501 tourist visas.




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