By Staff www.gulfnews.com
Dubai: The smart e-gate system which went operational at Dubai International airport’s Terminal 3 from January 1 this year is being expanded with 14 new e-gates becoming operational in a month’s time, taking the number of smart e-gates to 28, according to emaratech, the company which has engineered and powered the project.
The new smart e-gate system and the technology behind it were demonstrated at the 13th Airport Show. Sunil Gulia, emaratech’s technical manager, said the smart e-gate system has already seen close to 70,000 passengers registering since it started, but the number of times the gate has been used is much higher due to frequent fliers.
Visitors to the Airport Show were able to explore the system, which allows travellers to clear immigration formalities in less than 24 seconds rather than queuing up at a normal counter, which can take up to an hour and a half. First-time users need to go to a counter after undergoing a facial and iris scan but afterwards travellers can simply go through the smart e-gate by using their passport, Emirates ID or UAE e-gate card. More info