From January, enter and exit Dubai airports in 22 seconds

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Officials and media persons inspect the new e-gate system to be installed at the Dubai Airport in January 2013 (SUPPLIED)
Officials and media persons inspect the new e-gate system to be installed at the Dubai Airport in January 2013 (SUPPLIED)

By Mohammed Al Sadafy  www.emirates247.com

Dubai will introduce self-process e-Gates or ‘Smart Gates’ whereby the passengers won’t have to stand in long passport control queues but  walk straight through the gates by swiping their passports at the e-Gate scanner, said a senior official.

Officials and media persons inspect the new e-gate system to be installed at the Dubai Airport in January 2013 (SUPPLIED)
Officials and media persons inspect the new e-gate system to be installed at the Dubai Airport in January 2013 (SUPPLIED)

The e-Gates will be equipped with automatic identification system, iris scan and facial imprint, thus allowing passengers to check in or check out of the airport within 22 seconds without entry or exit stampings on their passports, said Major General Mohammed Al Marri, Director of the Department of Residency and Foreigners Affairs at the Dubai Naturalisation and Residency Department.

In the first stage, 100 e-Gates would be installed at Terminal 3 in January 2013 and by the end of 2014 all the terminals would be equipped with the e-Gates. More info

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