Do they have human xray or body scanner in UAE specifically in Dubai? (I don't know how to call it)

Do they search thoroughly your body?

  • A metal detector ? When you say search do you mean manually ?
    – blackbird
    Sep 28, 2016 at 19:56
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    Do you mean a Metal Detector, a Manual Search, or a Terrahertz/Millimeter wave imaging system? (AFAIK, nowhere is operating the extremely hazardous practice of routinely xraying passengers)
    – CMaster
    Sep 28, 2016 at 20:13
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    Are you trying to smuggle something in (please don't, they can punish people severely), or worried about them seeing your naked body?
    – Golden Cuy
    Sep 29, 2016 at 3:25
  • @pnuts Well, Dubai International Airport (DXB) serves about 78 million passengers a year, whereas Al Maktoum (DWC) serves about 800,000. Clarification from the asker would be good but, on the balance of probabilities, they're asking about DXB Sep 30, 2016 at 7:06

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According to what I found online:

  • From EUROPE1 : Dubaï has not put in place body scanner in both their airports because it is against Islam, and individuals intimacy. Scanners are replaced by other inspection systemps like the following :

  • «Smart border project» and «Finger On the Fly» is how they check passengers identity through biometric check. It is more acceptable for passengers to be checked since womens don't have to remove their veil

  • That first link is 6 years old though
    – blackbird
    Sep 30, 2016 at 16:51
  • @blackbird true, although they are talking about the strategy that they were going to adopt for Dubaï airports, strategy that took a lot of thinking before it was put in place and it most likely still in place. The second link is from 2015 and talks about the same thing. I did not translate it because I thought all of it would not be relevant but you can still check
    – MopMop
    Sep 30, 2016 at 21:11

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