Dubai airport welcomes Lebanese residents ‘home’ with roses after Beirut explosion

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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.

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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.

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.

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