Passengers can now skip the queues at passport control and use their Emirates ID card to access the e-Gate system if they’re arriving at Terminal 3 at Dubai International Airport.
The General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) announced this week that it has completed the activation of e-Gate services through the use of the Emirates ID, meaning that no prior registration is needed.
In the first phase it has been activated in Terminal Three arrivals, which currently has 28 e-Gates.
The GDRFA has indicated that it will roll out the new service to Terminals 1 and 2 to include both arrivals and departures in the coming months.
Dubai International Airport was the first in the region to implement the e-Gate system in 2002, and the third airport in the world to do so.
The e-Gate system reads passport information and captures biometric data, including facial recognition, in 12 to 14 seconds. All these procedures are completed while maintaining a high-level of accuracy and security standards.