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Dubai Airports boss blasts UK travel ban as traffic slumps near 70%


Aircraft operated by Emirates, at Dubai International Airport in the United Arab Emirates.

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The chief executive of Dubai Airports has panned a decision by authorities in the United Kingdom to keep the UAE on its international travel “red” list, as new data from the group shows passenger traffic through the airport fell 67.8% in the first quarter.  

“I think the approach is wrong,” Dubai Airports CEO Paul Griffiths told Dubai Eye Radio on Thursday, expressing frustration at the rule which bans air travel or forces a costly quarantine on arrival for thousands of Brits in the Emirates who want to go…


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