‘The Dubai Airport Authority has been in discussions with the Dubai Police to tighten security system and increase safety of travel.’, reports a senior official of the Dubai International Airport.
The President of Dubai Civil Aviation, Shaikh Ahmad Bin Saeed Al Maktoum and Chief of Dubai Police, Lieutenant General Dahi Khalfan Tamim signed a Memorandum of Understanding, which aims at enhancing the alignment of strategic corporate objectives.
When asked whether this MoU focused singularly at the enhancement of security at the Dubai Airport, Shaikh Ahmad replied that, ?It is more of a partnership. The future growth at Dubai International Airport will see it reaching about 90 million passenger capacity.” He also admitted that with the current police forces deployed at the Dubai Airport, it was becoming increasingly difficult for them to ensure fool-proof security to all passengers flying to and from the Dubai International. Thus steps would be taken to maximize efficiency of police protection and security methods at the airport.
?The MoU also focuses on increase in investment in the airport security system and increase in number of police personnel at the airport.?, commented Paul Griffiths, CEO of Dubai Airports. He also said that over the coming years, there will be significant investments made in security to ensure that the passengers and the staff enjoy the same level of safety and convenience that they have been accorded till date.
Shaikh Ahmad also informed the reporters that keeping in mind the elaborate expansion plans of the Dubai Airport and the consequent increase in the estimated air traffic, this was a necessary and a well-timed plan to formulate such an MoU with the Dubai Police. He also declared a possible survey at the airports among passengers to get an idea about their apprehensions and expectations.