Log in

Login to your account

Username *
Password *
Remember Me
Login With Facebook

No full-body X-ray scans at Dubai airport

altJuly 7 - The Airport Security Department of Dubai Police has announced that it will not use full-body X-ray scanners on passengers. The use of these scanners hampers the movement of passengers and invades their privacy, Brigadier Ahmed bin Thani, Director of the Airport Security Department of the Dubai Police, said at a press conference on Monday.


The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) has not instructed airports to use them on passengers, but airports in some countries, especially in the West, are using them, he said.


The department has prepared a comprehensive plan to control the pressure of the added passenger volume during summer. The plan would be implemented by the security team at Dubai International Airport ensuring smooth completion of the passengers' travelling procedures without causing delays, he said.


The department has banned the use of the full-body X-ray scanners to protect the passengers' privacy. The other devices used in the airport can ensure safety and security.


The department recorded criminal cases against 732 people on various charges in 2009, including use of fake passports and theft. As many as 1,382 people were booked for drug-related offences. Some passengers were detained for carrying sharp tools and knives inside belts and blankets.

Special Offers

Tilal Liwa Hotel launches a special Spring Package

Explore an adventurous getaway in Liwa, Abu Dhabi, at Tilal Liwa Hotel, a secluded hideaway resort with the Idyllic Spring Desert Gateway package starting from AED 349. The
  • More Special Offers
  • Hotels

    New seaside resort in Qatar

    Those of you planning a trip to Qatar may want to check out Qatar’s first leisure destination Sealine Beach, a Murwab Resort, which has now opened following a major
  • More Hotels News
  • Airlines

    Etihad Airways to launch A380 flights to Paris

    Etihad Airways is introducing its award-winning A380 on the Abu Dhabi – Paris route this summer as part of seasonal adjustments to the airline’s fleet deployment plan.
  • More Airlines News
  • Destination:

    1. Start date:

    2. End date: