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14 April 2024

More than 3m cross UAE-Saudi border in 2011


More than 3.4 million passengers passed through the Gweifat border-crossing between the UAE and Saudi Arabia during last year, according to figures released by the Security and Ports Affairs directorate of Abu Dhabi Police.

A total of 2.2m vehicles also crossed the borders between the two countries, showed the report.

Deputy Chief of the Security Police at Ghweifat Major Rashid Hamdan Naqbi said that the number of departures stood at 1.7m while the arrivals totalled slightly lower.

The highest numbers of passengers were recorded during July, August and September due to the travelling by land into the countries in the region.

The number of Haj pilgrims who passed through the border-crossing last season stood at 20,100, showed the report.