More than 17 million overnight visitors stayed last year
Solidifying Dubai’s reputation as a global hub for tourism, the emirate processed a record-breaking number of international visitors in 2023, surpassing 17,150,000.
In baggage, over the past year, Dubai Customs handled 46,870,957 bags arriving on 206,396 flights. Behind this effort are 845 inspection officers in the Passenger Operations Department, supported by 77 baggage inspection devices.
The Passenger Operations Department is exploying artificial intelligence and modern technologies to process the growing number of travellers and their luggage.
The recently introduced iDeclare app, compatible with smart devices, allows arriving passengers to disclose their luggage and personal belongings before arrival, reducing customs processing time to less than four minutes.
For more information, visit www.dubaicustoms.gov.ae