Dubai Airport Smart E-gates

October 19, 2012 | By More

Smart E-gates at Dubai Airport

Dubai Airport Smart E-gatesThe General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) will be installing 40 Smart e-Gates across Dubai Airport terminals to ease passenger entry and exit.

The system, equipped with retinal scan using a high-accuracy camera, will eliminate the need for the eye scan and e-Gate card currently issued by the GDRFA.

The new technology paves the way for a faster and more efficient movement of the growing number of passengers into and out of the world’s 4th busiest airport for international passengers.

Captain Khalid Al Filasi, Acting Director-General of the Information Technology Department at the GDRFA, said..

“Passengers across Dubai Airport’s terminals will finalise their entry or exit procedures within 4 seconds.”

“The Smart e-gate is a one stop shop that allows a faster and more convenient movement of the growing number of passengers through Dubai airports,” he added.

Dubai Airport Smart E-gate Process

The process for the smart e-gates at Dubai Airport simply involves scanning of the passport while the device automatically reads and compares the information with the backup installed data then face recognition together with the passport data will be saved automatically.

With this new technology at Dubai Interenational Airport, there is no need for prior user registration with the GDRFA, which is currently the case with the existing e-Gate card.

All holders of modern passports with barcodes that can be read by the e-reader, can use the e-Gate, including children above the age of 7.

Passengers who hold passports without e-readable barcodes can use the existing e-Gates or the conventional immigration counters to complete their entry or exit process at Dubai Airport.

Passengers at Terminal 3 of Dubai International Airport will be able to check in and check out through smart e-gates from 1st January next year.

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