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Dubai airport operator bans Samsung Note 7 amid safety fears

Dubai Airports makes announcement following reports of devices catching fire due to battery fault

Dubai airport operator bans Samsung Note 7 amid safety fears

The operator of airports in Dubai on Tuesday said all passengers will be banned from carrying Samsung Galaxy Note 7s on any airline flying from the emirate.

The move by Dubai Airports, announced in a tweet by Dubai Media Office, follows the latest reports of the devices catching fire amid concerns over battery faults.

No further details on the ban were given but the decision follows reports earlier this week that Samsung will stop manufacturing Note 7s.

Last month, the UAE's aviation regulator also banned the use of Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 aboard flights operated by national airlines.

Samsung Gulf Electronics also announced the availability of its exchange program for Galaxy Note 7 owners in the UAE, following reports of the battery fault.

Samsung officially halted the sales and recalled millions of units after users began posting photos on social media claiming faulty batteries caused some of the handheld devices to explode.

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