A three-year-old girl was left behind at Dubai International Airport after a family reportedly "forgot" to take her with them on their onward journey home to Al Ain.
Local media reports said the father was shocked when police called him to come and collect their daughter.
Brigadier Ali Atiq Bin Lahej, director of the General Department of Airport Security at Dubai Police, said in comments published by Gulf News on Wednesday that the parents did not notice their missing daughter.
“We found the little girl at Terminal 2 at Dubai International Airport. We checked the security cameras and traced her steps and identified her family,” he was quoted as saying.
The man reportedly told police that he has a big family and they had taken two vehicles to reach home in Al Ain and did not notice his missing daughter.
The family returned to the airport and collected their daughter, Gulf News said.
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