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Dubai Airport sees record passenger traffic on New Year's Eve

105,326 passengers used the world’s busiest international airport on December 31

Dubai Airport sees record passenger traffic on New Year's Eve
(Photo credit: Joisey Showaa/flickr)

Dubai International Airport saw a record number of arrivals and departures on New Year’s Eve.

A total of 105,326 passengers used the world’s busiest international airport on a single day for the first time on December 31, according to Major General Mohammed Ahmed Al Marri, Director-General of the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners' Affairs in Dubai.

Al Marri said 669,093 passengers travelled through Dubai International between December 28 and December 31, with 389,290 people arriving in Dubai and 288,803 departing.

The Director-General said early preparation and co-ordination between various departments of the airports played a major role in facilitating the entry and departure procedures despite the heavy rush.

He said a special team had been assigned to speed up the entry and departure procedures for travellers.

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