As part of his regular tours of inspection to different customs centers and departments, Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director General of Dubai Customs visited Al Maktoum International Airport. He applauded the advanced procedures taken to detect coronavirus cases at Al Maktoum International Airport and Dubai International Airport confirming Dubai Customs efforts in keeping abreast with the expansion projects at Al Maktoum International Airport, which is gaining more weight and importance as a world class airport and one of the emirate’s major gates and connection points with the outside world. Musabih confirmed the world class services Dubai Customs provides to exhibitors and participants of EXPO 2020 through different entry points including Al Maktoum International Airport are unprecedented.
Dubai Customs finalized 24 initiatives exclusively dedicated to EXPO 2020 and completed Integration with other government entities to enhance service delivery. The official EXPO 2020 clearance system has been appointed as the Authorized Economic Operator for the world’s greatest show.
In 2019, Dubai Customs handled 408,989 items of luggage on board 5773 flights at the airport. Inspection officers made 21 seizures (19 criminal seizures and 2 customs seizures).