UAE: Dubai Airports Sort Accommodation for Stranded Passengers

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Almost 100 travellers stranded in Dubai Airports will be booked into hotels until flights can be arranged to repatriate them. Dozens of travellers were left stuck in Dubai International Airport last month during what should have been a transit stop.

In March, The National reported that 22 Indian citizens had been sleeping in the transit zone for days after their home country closed its borders to travellers in an attempt to limit the spread of coronavirus. The UAE also went on to ground commercial flights, offering only special repatriation flights in specific circumstances.

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Passengers awaiting repatriation flights or health and immigration formalities to be completed are being provided with rooms and meals in the hotels inside Dubai International Airport, or DXB, where heightened precautionary measures have been implemented. On Friday, Dubai Airports said it “found solutions for a large number of stranded passengers” and now only 91 remain.

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