Jeddah Airport delegation hails Dubai Customs’ experience in facilitating travel

Fri 12-10-2018 14:32 PM

DUBAI, 12th October, 2018 (WAM) -- A Saudi Customs delegation at the King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah applauded the highly advanced level that Dubai Customs has reached.

During their visit to the Passenger Operations Department at the Dubai International Airport, Terminal 3, the Saudi visitors expressed admiration and willingness to benefit from the knowledge and experience Dubai Customs has acquired in this field.

Customs Director-General at King Abdulaziz International Airport, Bandar Al-Rahili, said they are visiting Dubai International Airport to learn about the best practices applied by Dubai Customs to serve passengers and facilitate their arrival and departure.

The visitors toured the sections of the Passenger Operations Department and viewed the latest technologies and devices used to thwart smuggling. They learnt about the procedures taken and the courteous way in which the Customs officers treat passengers, whilst providing the highest levels of security at the airport. The delegates also viewed the latest innovations developed in-house including the smart luggage inspection system and the Al Kashif Vehicle.

Ibrahim Al Kamali, Director of Passenger Operations Department at Dubai Customs, revealed that they have made travel an easy and hassle-free experience through the application of smart technologies.

"Terminal 3 is equipped with 41 inspection devices and 320 highly trained customs inspections officers," Al Kamali said.

Shuaib Al Suwaidi, Director of the Customs Intelligence Department, made a detailed presentation on the advanced systems used in the control room at the head office.

The control room is the first of its kind in the region. It was established in 2007 to cope up with the growing flow and traffic of trade and passengers to the emirate. A total of 500 closed circuit cameras are distributed over 20 entry points in Dubai and there are plans to raise the number to 1,700 cameras, he explained.

The control room manages 23 security Customs programmes around-the-clock to ensure the highest levels of security at the airport.

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