The Hatta Border Crossing has achieved a milestone as about four million people passed through the Land Ports Passport Control Department last year, the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) in Dubai told Khaleej Times.
Hatta Border Crossing facilitates entry and exit procedures to and from the UAE and connects the country to Oman.
According to GDRFA, the high number of travellers passing through the land border “can be attributed to the flourishing economic activities and efforts of the Dubai government to transform the Hatta region into a thriving tourist and commercial hub.”
Stay up to date with the latest news. Follow KT on WhatsApp Channels.
“The land port caters to different groups, including tourists and those on Hajj and Umrah pilgrimages, ensuring a smooth and accommodating experience for all,” said Colonel Dr. Rashid Obaid Al Ketbi, director of the Land Ports Passport Control Department.
“Additionally, the port witnessed a substantial increase in the transit of trucks and commercial tankers, bolstering the efficiency of land transportation and facilitating smooth flow of trade between the two countries," he added.
Al Ketbi said they will continue to implement high standards in processing travel documents for travellers as well as commercial truck drivers, light vehicle passengers and other carriers.
The authority has urged motorists to be careful and stay safe
More than 58,000 nominations from across the region were received for the 4th edition
Rashid has a clear ambition for his future: to become a renowned Emirati musician and represent the UAE with pride, across the globe
Residents are still recovering from the unstable weather that hit the eastern coast of UAE more than a week ago
Open from 10am to 10pm, the festival is free to enter for everyone
The move could boost confidence in the country and attract more money from overseas
The ‘Day of Inspiration’, organised by the women’s wing brought together more than 2,000 women at the temple this week