It won’t be long before Dubai residents will be able to sail through DXB without having to show a single paper document – with a new biometrics system set to be implemented at Dubai International Airport.
We previously reported that getting through DXB was about to get a lot easier thanks to a brand-new paperless experience that was all set to be trialed at the world’s largest international airport.
The passport and boarding pass-free experience will be based on biometrics like facial recognition and thumb prints – the latter of which most Dubai residents will have used alongside their Emirates ID for speedier immigration.
Now, according to Gulf News , the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) has confirmed that the Biometric Passenger Journey system will launch at DXB.
It means that pre-screened passengers will be able to make the most of the new technology, and breeze through the terminal, straight to the plane, without the need for boarding basses and passports.
"It is a seamless airport journey in Dubai as passengers will no longer need to show their passports or IDs. Traveller can walk through the terminal to the airplane just by showing his or her face," said Major General Mohammad Al Merri, General Director of GDRFA.
Tests have now been concluded, and found that passengers could check in, complete immigration, enter lounges and board flights simply by showing your face while walking through the airport.
Get ready for holidays made easier.
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