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Old Jan 26th 2020, 9:59 am
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Default Drug testing at Dubai Airport?

One of my South African buddies transited through Dubai Airport yesterday and was tested for drugs at security. This was at the terminal 2 building to get the fly dubai back to Saudi. They took swabs from his skin, luggage items etc, and checked it there and then. It wasn't everyone they checked but just some people . Is this a new thing or has it been going on for some time?
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We flew to Dubai from Cape Town a couple of months ago...didn’t experience any drug testing being carried out.
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Never heard of that before.....

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From how awash I heard Saudi is with party powder right now I'm surprised its not the other way around.
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Default Re: Drug testing at Dubai Airport?

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One of my South African buddies transited through Dubai Airport yesterday and was tested for drugs at security. This was at the terminal 2 building to get the fly dubai back to Saudi. They took swabs from his skin, luggage items etc, and checked it there and then. It wasn't everyone they checked but just some people . Is this a new thing or has it been going on for some time?
At security or the gate?
Regularly get swabbed for flights when going into the gate but asked once and they said it was for explosives.
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Old Jan 26th 2020, 11:06 am
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At security or the gate?
Regularly get swabbed for flights when going into the gate but asked once and they said it was for explosives.
At security where they xray you and your bags, bodycheck etc. He asked and they said it was for drugs. Maybe they're checking for everything. So it must be a regular thing then.


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Originally Posted by jam25mack
From how awash I heard Saudi is with party powder right now I'm surprised its not the other way around.
Cocaine?? 🤔️

Never really come across it in Saudi personally. A lot of hash around, and the captagon pills though.

I must move in the wrong circles.
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Never heard of that before.....
Me neither which was why I asked. Can imagine a lot of people coming unstuck because of that. Especially with the length of time some drugs stay in your system for .
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Originally Posted by nonthaburi
At security where they xray you and your bags, bodycheck etc. He asked and they said it was for drugs. Maybe they're checking for everything. So it must be a regular thing then.
Oh right, not at security, not seen that before.

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Probably trying to curtail the nut job Saudi's getting off there bracket here on a weekend and getting stuck into the bugle and smashing brasses . Good for the economy though .
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Originally Posted by nonthaburi
Cocaine?? 🤔️

Never really come across it in Saudi personally. A lot of hash around, and the captagon pills though.

I must move in the wrong circles.
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Probably trying to curtail the nut job Saudi's getting off there bracket here on a weekend and getting stuck into the bugle and smashing brasses . Good for the economy though .
Yup. Several acquaintances who have been working in Saudi for the last few months say its literally everywhere..... like its snowing!

Apparently the amount floating around during that EDM event was insane.
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Originally Posted by jam25mack
Yup. Several acquaintances who have been working in Saudi for the last few months say its literally everywhere..... like its snowing!

Apparently the amount floating around during that EDM event was insane.
Apparently major business for the expat villains with good connections . High risk , high reward . expect the odd sacrificial lamb now and again but major money involved.
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Originally Posted by co durham boy
Apparently major business for the expat villains with good connections . High risk , high reward . expect the odd sacrificial lamb now and again but major money involved.
I'm shocked that people are shocked it's here. Yes, KSA is another matter in some respects, but here in the UAE? It's everywhere.
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Originally Posted by Scamp
At security or the gate?
Regularly get swabbed for flights when going into the gate but asked once and they said it was for explosives.
Your right as usual. That why I always get in the ques ahead of the Demo boys.
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Your right as usual. That why I always get in the ques ahead of the Demo boys.
Generally get to the gate early to avoid huge queues of people taking shoes off and opening laptops.

The amount of miserable old **** men who whinge at the security guards asking them to do shit is frankly disgusting.
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