We previously brought you the news that terminals at Dubai International (DXB) would soon have a brand-new pre-approval system. And the wait is now over.
Terminal 2 at DXB now has 18 smart gates installed, speeding up checks to as little ten seconds.
Ten of the gates have been installed in the arrival area and eight in departures.
This means passengers on airlines including flydubai, Air India Express and other low-cost carriers will be able to swiftly pass through passport control.
According to Gulf News, Director General of GDRFA Mohammad Ahmad Al Merri said: “Passengers will cross the gates smoothly and there will be no need to stand in queues to get the passport stamped.
“The smart gates ensure that each traveller will only spend seven to ten seconds to pass through.”
Currently, there are 122 smart gates throughout all Dubai airports, including 30 in Terminal 1, 18 in Terminal 2, 64 in Terminal 3, and ten at Al Maktoum International Airport.
Apart from at initial registration, you won’t need any encounters with a passport control officer, as the systems are equipped with the latest facial recognition software.
General Director Assistant of GDRFA Brigadier Talal Ahmad Al Shanqeti added: “Travellers can walk through the smart gates by using their biometric passports, Emirates ID and smartphone after installing the UAE Wallet application.”
According to Gulf News, 2.6 million passengers have already used the smart gates since January. So we can only expect that number to increase faster with the new gates now in place.
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Waiting in line to get those passports checked is now a thing of the past.