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USA Laptop Ban 1.1m weekend travellers Affected In Dubai International Airports


Dubai International Airplane terminal and its banner transporter Emirates started executing a restriction on portable PCs and tablets on non-stop flights to the US Saturday, on one of the busiest travel days of the year. 

Around 1.1 million individuals are required to go through the world's busiest international air terminal as the city marks UAE spring break, Dubai Airplane terminals said. 

An expected 260,000 explorers were required to go during each time from Friday through Monday. Dubai Universal Airplane terminal expects 89 million travelers this year. 

The Unified States declared a prohibition on all gadgets bigger than a standard cell phone on load onto non-stop flights out of eight nations over the center East. US authorities would not indicate to what extent the boycott will last, but rather Emirates disclosed to AFP that it had been told to implement it until at any rate October 14. 

The boycott likewise covers all gadgets sold at Dubai Obligation Free, Dubai Air terminals Chief Paul Griffiths told neighborhood radio recently.


Government-owned Emirates operates 18 flights daily to the United States out of Dubai.
Adding to the complication on Saturday, a number of flights out of Dubai and Abu Dhabi airports were delayed due to thunderstorms, including an Emirates flight to Houston. 
And while the ban has sparked anger across the region for again targeting majority-Muslim countries, some increasingly wary travellers shrugged off the latest restriction. 
"It's a rule. I follow the rules," said Rakan Mohammed, a Qatari national who flies from Doha to the US two to three times a year. 
"The bigger problem for my family is the no smoking. On a long flight, they become restless after three hours." 
Britain has also announced a parallel ban, effective Saturday, targeting all flights out of Egypt, Turkey, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and Lebanon.
Abu Dhabi, home to UAE national carrier Etihad Airways, is one of the few international airports with a US Customs and Border Protection Facility, which processes immigration and customs inspections before departure. 
"When guests land in the US, they arrive as domestic passengers with no requirement to queue for immigration checks again," read a statement emailed to AFP.  
The bans have come under criticism for targeting majority-Muslim countries. The US ban in particular has raised eyebrows for covering airports from which US airlines do not operate direct flights. 
The United States and Britain have cited intelligence indicating passenger jets could be targeted with explosives planted in such devices.

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