800k travelled to, from Dubai during Eid - Emirates24|7

800k travelled to, from Dubai during Eid

A total of 814, 981 transactions were completed at the General Directorate and Foreigners Affairs Department during Eid Al Adha holidays from September 22 to 26. (Supplied)

A total of 814, 981 transactions were completed at the General Directorate and Foreigners Affairs Department during Eid Al Adha holidays from September 22 to 26.

GDRFA revealed that 670,853 people travelled to and from Dubai through its land, sea and air ports during Eid Al Adha holidays.

Major General Mohammad Ahmad Saeed Al Merri, Director of the GDRFA-Dubai, said that the department is offering best services to make coming to Dubai easy for all visitors.

Major General Al Merri said that GDRFA staff are well trained to handle any number of travellers coming to or going from Dubai, even with the inflow of visitors during holidays.

Major General Al Merri said GDRFA staff and officers worked during the Eid holidays and are now ready to receive Haj pilgrims who have started returning to Dubai.

More than 351,400 people arrived in Dubai through its air, sea and land ports between September 22 and 26, while 319, 453 left the emirate in the same period.

A total number of 17,306 residency permits and 123,974 entry permits were issued during Eid Al Adha.

GDRFA also said 758 ships used Dubai’s sea ports, with 357 arriving in the Emirate and 401 departing.

Major General Al Merri said that the GDRFA-Dubai is committed to providing the best services to all its customers as per directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

The GDRFA director also praised the directorate’s employees for their commitment and for doing their job to the fullest during the Eid break, as it contributed greatly to the ease of entry and exit of visitors to Dubai.
 

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