Dubai airport resists full body scanners

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Dubai, Jul 7: Full body scanners will not be implemented in Dubai airport. Dubai Airport authority told that it was a violation of privacy of passengers.

"The use of the full body scanners hampers the movement of passengers and invades their privacy. The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) has not instructed airports to use them on passengers, but airports in some countries, especially in the West, are using them," said Brigadier Ahmed bin Thani, Director of the Airport Security Department of the Dubai Police.

"The passengers also must show responsibility by abiding by the laws for ensuring smooth movement. They must not indulge in banned practices like carrying sharp tools and batteries in shoes, more than 100ml of milk or liquids in hand luggage, drugs or any other objects that would affect passengers" safety," he added.

The authorities told that the other devices used in the airport can ensure safety and security and various departments have made preparations to handle the summer rush.

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