The Airport Operations Department at Dubai Customs has made 1,834 seizures at Dubai International Airport in 2012. The seizures included several prohibited and restricted items found in the possession of passengers arriving at the airport. The majority of smugglers were males between the ages of 26 and 35.
In Dubai, Al Maktoum International Airport opens this month as the emirate’s second flight facility and has allotted a significant portion of its space for executive jet travel. Most of the emirate’s business jet charters currently operate from Dubai International Airport.
Shanghai, one of the biggest cities in China, is scheduled to join Emirates' list of Airbus A380 destinations, when the airline starts its non-stop, three days a week service from Dubai on 27th April 2011. Emirates, the national airline of Dubai, is all set to include Shanghai in its ever-expanding list of Airbus A380 destinations. The carrier will begin its non-stop service from Dubai to Shanghai from 27th April 2011.