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Airports across the Middle East are driving investment in airport technology with a view to enhance security, to support the expected 4.8 percent annual growth in passenger numbers over the next 20 years.

This presents the challenge of ensuring passengers are handled efficiently without compromising on security.

According to Angela Gittens, director general, Airport Councils International, the Middle East has a potential to lead global change in regards to security.

Mohammed Ahli, director general, Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, added, "Our two international airports are gearing up to serve up to 146 million passengers by 2025 [...], which increases the need for ensuring safety and security for all stakeholders.

We are fully prepared to face this challenge by adopting advanced technology and deploying trained personnel […]."