In a humanitarian gesture, Hassan Ibrahim, Senior Inspection Officer in the Department of Passenger Operations at the airport’s terminal (3), has fulfilled the wish of two Australian kids willing to meet with the customs inspector who appeared on National Geographic Abu Dhabi Channel and take pictures with him. Passengers, who were present in the transit lounge at airport terminal 3, witnessed the joy and happiness of the Australian family for what the DC inspector did.
Talking about the details of such humanitarian initiative, Ibrahim Ali Al Kamali, Operations Senior Manager at the Airport Terminal (3), indicated that coordination has been made with Dubai Airports Corporation to fulfill the two kids’ wish to meet with the customs inspector at the airport premises.
The Department of Passenger Operations received a message from Dubai Airports stating that there were two Australian brothers, 8 and 11 years old, who suffer from autism, who wished to meet Hassan Ibrahim. Mr Ibrahim immediately welcomed the idea and personally took the initiative for putting it into effect.
On its part, the DC Department of Passenger Operations welcomed the request of the two kids and their family, and at once contacted Dubai Airports and the family for coordination as to determine the date of the meeting. The Australian family said they were traveling from London's Heathrow Airport to Perth in Australia via Dubai. Based on the belief that the initiative was primarily humanitarian and considering that it reflected the civilized aspect of the United Arab Emirates, its government, and its people, necessary arrangements were taken in this respect by Dubai Customs, Dubai Airports and the airline.
Commenting on this action, Hassan Ibrahim said he was keen to meet the wish of the two children, stating that although he was off duty, he took the effort and went to the airport, dressed in complete inspection uniform. He met the children's family, sat down with them, exchanged hearty talks, and presented souvenirs to them.