Fujairah International Airport ensures the security of its Passengers and Aircrafts through the practice of stringent security measures, which is carefully chalked out by security professionals and technicians through careful deliberations, frequently updated thereafter.
For Passengers Arriving at the Airport
Passengers should check with their airlines for up-to-date flight information. Generally, it is recommended that you arrive a minimum of two hours before a domestic flight and three hours before an international flight. Those traveling with young children, the elderly or persons with disabilities should allow even more time.
Security Screening
All items you carry through security must be put through the x-ray machine. This includes cell phones, pagers, palm pilots, cameras, film and laptop computers. Laptops must be removed from their carrying cases and both items must be x-rayed individually.
Getting to the Gate
To enter the secured area beyond the security screening checkpoint, you must show a valid picture I.D. and one of the following boarding documents indicating a flight departure for the current date :
  • A receipt for an electronic ticket
  • An itinerary generated by an airline or travel agency confirming an electronic ticket
  • A boarding pass
  • A paper ticket
Restricted Areas
Restricted Areas are protected by physical boundaries or, where they are bounded by open areas such as airfields, which would enable intruders to be detected and intercepted - their perimeters may be patrolled or kept under surveillance. Aircraft aprons are invariably protected from adjoining landside areas by a perimeter fence; and access to aircraft aprons from airfield areas, whether or not they are designated Restricted Areas, must be supervised to prevent unauthorized access.
Controlled Access
Access to Restricted Areas and through control points are to be controlled to ensure that only persons who have business in the areas are afforded access. Airport authorities are to administer a system of passes to control access to restricted areas through control points and provide a means of checking the authority of the person to be in these areas. The pass should ensure that the visiting representatives of customs, immigration and police services are issued with passes quickly in order that their operations are not inhibited. It may be appropriate to hold special series of passes for these visitors. Restricted areas are to be supervised to ensure that only authorized persons are in the area, and that unauthorized persons may be identified and removed from the area. Access to airside may be controlled by security staff, or other staff working in the area, or by automated systems such as card key passes, cipher locks, remote control locks supported by TV monitors or voice links, and one-way doors. Automated systems can provide cost-effective control, but have their limitations, and it is recommended that each situation be fully evaluated before they are introduced.
Vehicular Restrictions
Restricting vehicles on airside to company vehicles bearing a distinctive livery or markings, and denying or restricting access to private vehicles. Requiring vehicles in airside areas to display a distinctive pass, which may be readily checked against a central record in the event of a vehicle being found in circumstances, which could represent a hazard to security.
Aircraft Security
Aircraft operators are responsible for the security of the aircraft. When aircrafts are not in service and unattended, their doors are to be closed and the steps removed - in order to prevent or control access to these aircrafts. The various other measures may include :
  • Deploying personnel to control access to aircraft.
  • Fitting and locking doors affording access to air steps to aircraft.
  • Closing the doors of aircraft, which afford access from air steps.
  • Withdrawing the steps from the aircraft
It is recommended that to the extent practicable, the screening of passenger be conducted out of view from public landside areas, in order that the procedures can be shielded from oversight by person having hostile intent, i.e. circumvention of the screening procedures. Passenger searching should normally be conducted openly, but facilities should be available to undertake searches in private. If for any reason passenger of a particular flight are searched to an enhanced security standard, they must have no contact with passengers who are not searched to the same standard.