The Director of the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Dubai, Lieutenant-General Mohammed Ahmed Al Marri, surprised two British siblings by allowing them to enter the passport control platform at Dubai Airport, to stamp their passports themselves, in a gesture that was met with a state of joy and happiness.
Thomas Williams, the father of the two children (Isabel – nine years old, and Charles – six years old), said that the family was returning to Dubai after a vacation spent in Britain, and while they were waiting in front of the passport control platform, the two children expressed their curiosity to know what the immigration officers and officials are doing inside the platform, This coincided with the passing of Lieutenant-General Muhammad Al-Marri on an inspection tour to inspect the workflow of the administration inside Dubai Airport. He exchanged greetings with the two children and surprised them by taking them inside, explaining to them the role of the Passport Department officials, and even allowing them to stamp their passports themselves.
The father of the two children confirmed that it was a wonderful gesture by all standards, and it is not strange to Dubai, where he has lived with his wife (Claire) for 18 years, where they had their two children, expressing his great appreciation to the team, Mohammed Al-Marri, and the men of the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs.
He pointed out that the passport control officials at Dubai Airport are a wonderful front, with their kindness in dealing with travelers and the speed in completing transactions.