In a notable initiative, the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) in Dubai has introduced a distinctive feature for visitors arriving at Dubai airports. As part of the UAE’s commitment to hosting COP28, a global platform addressing climate change, travelers will now receive a special COP28-themed stamp on their passports.
Crafted with precision, the stamp incorporates the COP28 logo, the iconic Dubai symbol, and multiple climate symbols. This symbolic gesture not only enhances the travel experience for visitors but also underscores Dubai’s dedication to staying abreast of significant global conversations, especially those centered around environmental sustainability.
The design is not merely decorative; it chronicles the entry of passengers into Dubai, symbolizing their participation in and commitment to environmental protection and addressing climate change. By incorporating the COP28-themed stamp, Dubai aims to contribute to positive change by promoting awareness and encouraging environmental innovations.
This step aligns with Dubai’s broader commitment to sustainable development and environmental protection. The GDRFA is actively working to enhance community awareness at local and global levels, utilizing similar initiatives for the stamp across land and airports. This outreach extends to various national, social events, as well as national, regional, and global celebrations.
The hosting of COP28 in Dubai provides a unique opportunity to consolidate the city’s role in combating climate change. It also underscores Dubai’s focus on promoting environmental awareness through the use of renewable energy, developing green infrastructure, and improving resource efficiency.
Notably, Dubai’s hosting of COP28 coincides with the Year of Sustainability 2023, announced by President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan under the slogan “Today for Tomorrow.” As travelers receive this exclusive stamp, they become integral participants in a collective effort to raise awareness about climate change and contribute to the ongoing dialogue surrounding crucial environmental issues.