Dubai International Airport Forecasts 85 Million Passengers for 2023

Dubai International Airport, one of the world's busiest air travel hubs, has seen a surge in passenger numbers during the first half of 2023, hosting a total of 41.6 million passengers.

Dubai International Airport Records 41.6 Million Passengers in the First Half of 2023

Anticipating a continued upward trajectory, Dubai Customs expects this figure to climb to 85 million passengers by the end of the year.

Dubai Customs is committed to working in tandem with Dubai's booming tourism industry, according to Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, director general of Dubai Customs and chief executive officer of Ports, Customs, and Free Zone Corporation. The plan includes putting in place smart systems and a competent workforce to guarantee a positive experience for passengers.

Cooperation and Support

Passenger traffic at Dubai International Airport has expanded dramatically in recent years, calling for greater coordination among the airport's many stakeholders and strategic partners. The goal is to ensure that Dubai can accommodate its growing number of visitors, especially during busy times like the annual Dubai Shopping Festival.

Efficient Customs Services

Khaled Ahmed, Acting Director of the Passenger Operations Department, affirmed Dubai Customs' dedication to offering swift and dependable customs services throughout the year, with a particular focus on the bustling winter travel season.

As They achieve this through the use of advanced inspection systems for baggage examinations, developed by Dubai Customs. These systems enable inspectors to carry out their duties swiftly without causing delays or complications for travelers.

Expertise and security

Khalifa bin Shahin, overseeing Terminal 3 at Dubai Customs, revealed that their team managed more than 16 million pieces of luggage across over 65,000 incoming flights at DXB Terminal 3 during the initial nine months of the current year.

Moreover, their proficiency facilitates the seamless transit of passengers while upholding rigorous border security measures. Over the same duration, they addressed a total of 504 cases, covering a spectrum of customs and criminal issues. This diligent approach is instrumental in safeguarding and optimizing airport operations.

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