Dubai Airport Launches New Facility For Kids

by Vaishnavi Venkataraman
by Vaishnavi Venkataraman 1022

Planning to send kids overseas but can’t travel with them? Worry not, Dubai International Airport has a new facility that will let kids enjoy their travel, while you’re away.

What’s It?

DXB has a new lounge specially designed for kids. Backed by Dnata, the lounge has a whole lot of activities designed to meet the needs of kids. In addition, the lounge will also be assisted by multi-lingual staff who will ensure children reach the boarding gates on time, receive the boarding pass and ensure they are safe.

Credits: emirates.com

Dnata divisional senior vice president of UAE Airport Operations Steve Allen said: “We are delighted to add more value to our offering and further enhance young passengers’ travel experience by opening our new lounge, which has been specifically designed to meet the needs and taste of children of all ages.”

The initiative is an effort to ensure parents remain stress-free while their kids travel unaccompanied.

What Else?

Dubai airports will ban plastics, starting 1 January 2020. The airports will ban paper receipts, plastic bags and all other single-use items from 2020.

Starting 1 January 2020, you will not be able to spot plastic usage in Dubai airports. Well, going by DXB’s tweet both Dubai International (DXB), the world’s busiest airport and Dubai World Central are doing their bit for the welfare of the environment and are going plastic-free.

DXB has announced a ban on paper receipts, plastic bags and utensils from 1 January 2020. The effort comes after about 16 tonnes of plastic bottles and caps were collected and disposed from DXB.

And that’s not all! Earlier this month, Costa unveiled a huge art installation in the airport, marking World Environment Day. An artist made a huge sculpture of the Earth, using 60,000 unwanted plastic straws.

Eugene Barry, EVP of commercial at Dubai Airport, said: “At an airport that hosts some 90 million people per year, we believe we can make a tangible difference by eliminating single use plastics in consumer spaces”.

And the small initiative has already prevented distribution of over 150,000 straws in a single day.

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