Dubai Airports has finished the installation of 20 additional automated border control eGates at Dubai International Airport Terminal 1.
The new ABC eGates are in addition to the 10 installed last year in departures and brings the total in the airport to 127.
The new smart gates do not require a dedicated card and can identify a passenger 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.
The eGates aim to cut queue times by speeding up the arrivals process but surprisingly only 17% of passengers arriving at Dubai use them
That still meant more than 5.5 million passengers used the eGates at DXB during 2017.
Dubai International was the first airport in the region and among the first globally to introduce automated immigration gates in 2002.
The ABC eGates are provided by emaratech and Vision-Box.
How it works
The project includes the development, delivery and maintenance of a new generation of multimodal biometric passenger flow solution comprising 122 SmartGates deployed across all three Dubai International Airport terminals. It also includes the introduction of SmartGates at the Dubai World Central Al Maktoum International Airport.
N.B. Image credit: Dubai Airports