Dubai airport develops brand new smart passport gates

Published on : Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Dubai International AirportPassengers travelling through Terminal 1 at Dubai International airport will now be capable of leveraging faster passport control with the establishment of 20 brand new passport gates.

 

These new machines join the existent ten that had been installed last year the in the area of departures bringing the total number of devices to 127 across the airport.

 

Dubai Airport mentioned that the gates can minimize the average transaction times to below ten to 15 seconds. The launch of the new machines coincides with the start of UAE’s Month of Innovation that runs till 28th February.

 

Smart gates do not require a dedicated card and can identify travellers by their passport, e-gate card, Emirates or a QR barcode generated via the GDFRA smartphone app.

 

The machines can be utilized by the citizens of UAE and residents, GCC nationals and passport holders from many nations that are eligible to receive visas on arrival.

 

The airport said that over 5.5 million passengers used the gates in 2017 and that the new facilities have reduced queuing times.

 

 

 


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