Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Aviation


Smart gates to replace passport counters
June 2018 1569

Smart gates will replace passport officials’ platforms at Dubai airports by 2030, a senior official  has revealed.

Major General Mohammed Ahmed Al Marri, director general, General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs – Dubai (GDRFA-D),  said the plan aims to reduce human involvement factor in the application of Dubai’s 10X initiative.

Delivering the welcome address at the Airport Security Middle East conference on the second day of the 18th edition of Airports Show recently, Al Marri said: “We have created smart gates projects in an exclusive and modern way, and these amount now to about 122 smart gates. We have created a number of smart projects in Dubai international airports, the latest of which is “Next-Generation Departure” project, which will enable passengers complete their travel procedures in the least time possible.”

Al Marri added that the directorate is looking to realise the vision to have the UAE ranked amongst the best countries in the world in terms of safety and security by ensuring the implementation of nationality and residency related laws.

Dubai has set up its airports with a view to have them act as smart stations in their capacity as one of the most vital ports for the UAE, on the one hand, and the gateway to all people of the world, on the other.

“This comes in line with the vision and directions of our wise leadership to ensure the happiness of all travellers and provide all necessary facilities and services bound to make their travel through Dubai a memorable experience. This has, in effect, enabled Dubai to occupy top ranking positions amongst the best tourist destinations worldwide and largest airports in the world, not to mention that Dubai has ranked first in terms of passenger numbers, as total passengers through Dubai airports reached 88 million last year.”  

 







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