Subscribe Free
in Airports

Dubai International gets new and enhanced smart gates

Posted 15 February 2018 · Add Comment

UAE's Dubai Airports has completed the installation of new and enhanced smart gates at Dubai International (DXB) Terminal 1.


An array of 20 of the new smart gates is now fully operational in the arrivals area of Terminal 1 in addition to the 10 installed last year in departures. 

In total, some 127 smart gates are now available across the entire airport, reducing average transaction times from minutes to under 10-15 seconds. 

The launch of the new smart gates coincides with the start of UAE’s Month of Innovation, which is being observed from February 1 to 28 to celebrate innovators and promote innovation. 

Smart gates do not require a dedicated card and can identify a traveller by either their passport, Emirates ID, e-gate card or a QR barcode generated via the GDRFA smartphone app. 

Smart gates can be used by UAE citizens and residents, GCC nationals and passport holders from a number of countries that are eligible for visa on arrival. 

All UAE residents who are older than 15 years can use their Emirates ID to pass through the smart gates since the new service was launched in 2017. 

The new smart gates facility has reduced queuing times at Dubai International (DXB) with more than 5.5 million travellers using it in 2017.

Dubai International was the first airport in the region and among the first globally to introduce automated immigration gates in 2002.

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

Safran breakthrough channels communication to a new level

Communications technology provides answers for improving the safety, efficiency and cost of line and base maintenance operations. Chuck Grieve has been finding out more.

Emirates Airline Foundation recognised for its global humanitarian efforts

The Emirates Airline Foundation has been recognised by the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MoFAIC) for its outstanding humanitarian and outreach projects and work that spans the globe.

Embraer to make impact with debuts at EBACE

Embraer will debut the Phenom 100EV business jet at the European Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva, Switzerland, from May 29 to May 31.

Qatar Airways touches down at London Gatwick Airport

Qatar Airways has commenced flights to London Gatwick Airport.

Dubai Airports rolls out first cloud based Flight Information Display Solution

Dubai Airports, in partnership with Samsung Electronics and AirportLabs has rolled out an advanced cloud-based Flight Information Display solution along with System on Chip (SoC) display technology at Dubai International (DXB) and

The delayed Muscat International Airport has now arrived

Oman Airports Management Company (OAMC) successfully opened the new passenger terminal building at New Muscat International Airport last month, as it overcame a plethora of delays over the last two years.

TAA SK0902311218
See us at
Istanbul Airshow BT22018BIAS BT271017161118GATM BT1004061118EBACE 2018ASDubai BT1004091018MEBAA BT1004121218Cargo BT1004091018