Dubai Duty Free purchases subject to new airport security checks

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By Alexander Cornwell, Staff Reporter  www.gulfnews.com

Dubai: Electronic devices bought at Dubai Duty Free could cost a passenger their flight due to new security regulations at Dubai International, Dubai Duty Free confirmed on Monday.

On July 8, Dubai International introduced new security checks as part of a US Department of Homeland Security warning to foreign airports serving direct flights to the United States.

Passengers travelling to the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom may be asked to turn on their electronic devices to prove they are real. Those unable to turn on their devices risk being denied boarding.

Michael Schmidt, manager-retail sales at Dubai Duty Free (DDF) confirmed to Gulf News that purchased Duty Free electronic products are subject to the same security checks. More info