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Over 800,000 people passed through Dubai over holiday weekend

Dubai International Airports alone received 334,241 passengers in just five days

Over 800,000 people passed through Dubai over holiday weekend

Dubai International Airports alone received 334,241 passengers in just five days.

More than 800,000 people passed through Dubai over the recent holiday weekend.

According to Major General Mohamed Ahmed Al Marri, director general of the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Dubai, (DGRFA) Dubai, 808,025 passengers came through the emirate by land, sea and air between November 29 and December 3.

''The number of entry and exit through airports reached 709,992 passengers, while 78,165 passengers used the land ports, and 19,868 passengers crossed the sea ports,'' Al Marri explained.

He said Dubai International Airports alone received 334,241 passengers in just five days.

Hatta port set a record in the movement of passengers (departures and arrivals) between November 26 and December 3, which coincided with the 49th Oman National Day holiday and the Martyrs’ Day and the 48th UAE's National Day holiday, where the number of passengers reached 137,386 - an 87.4 percent increase compared to the same period last year.

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