Lebanese residents arriving in one of Dubai’s airports were welcomed with white roses handed out by security officials upon their arrival in the Emirate days after the deadly Beirut explosion, Dubai's media office shared on Twitter.
The travelers were also permitted to use the fast track lane designated for nationals of the Gulf Cooperation Council countries to speed their arrival process.
Social media users also shared images of the officers and roses, praising the United Arab Emirates for its show of solidarity to the Lebanese people.
Travelers from Lebanon get the GCC fast track lane when they arrive to #Dubai. Airport security welcomes you “home”. And a team from airport security are distributing white roses to every #Lebanese with “حمدلله على السلامة”. @DubaiAirports #beirut #lebanon #uae #dubaiairports pic.twitter.com/y3sWcuoZL4— Adele Tohme (@AdeleTohme) August 9, 2020
At least 158 people were killed and more than 6,000 others were injured in the capital on Tuesday when a warehouse storing 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate exploded after catching on fire.
The explosion had destroyed entire buildings and shattered windows, leaving around 300,000 people in Beirut homeless.
Watch: The closest footage of the devastating blasts that rocked #Beirut a day earlier has emerged, according to live video shot by two Lebanese citizens living in an apartment opposite the port where the explosions erupted.#Lebanonhttps://t.co/9zqOn4zRCR pic.twitter.com/bzMv3Z9XzR— Al Arabiya English (@AlArabiya_Eng) August 5, 2020