39.2 C
Dubai
Wednesday, July 24, 2024
spot_img

Dubai airport streamlines biometrics for all processes

Dubai is advancing a unified biometric project for check-in, immigration, and boarding, enhancing passenger clearance. The General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) officials announced during a press conference that Dubai International Airport will fully embrace biometric technology to recognize individuals based on their unique physical or behavioral characteristics in the near future.

This singular biometric approach aims to increase passenger capacity and eliminate the need for immigration counters, ensuring a seamless and efficient experience for travelers.

Major General Obaid bin Suroor, Deputy Director-General of GDRFA, explained, “We have been working on this one biometric project for two years. The idea behind this is to make passenger journeys faster, easier, and seamless using one biometric. In the future, we may not see classic counters as we do now.”

He also mentioned that the new contactless smart travel system, which allows passengers to travel without using identification papers, will be rolled out “very soon.” This development aligns with Dubai’s commitment to cutting-edge technology for passenger convenience.

Major General Obaid shared these insights on the sidelines of a press conference announcing the upcoming International Conference on Policymaking: The Future of Ports, scheduled to commence on September 19 at Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai, with participants from Asia, Europe, the US, and the UAE.

Smart gates are utilized by 37% of passengers.

Major General Talal Al Shangeti, Assistant Director-General of the Airport Passport Sector at GDRFA, emphasized their collaboration with all stakeholders to enhance services, underscoring Dubai International Airport’s status as a premier service provider.

He noted that iris and facial biometrics represent the future for a seamless passenger journey, spanning check-in, immigration, security, and final boarding onto the aircraft.

During the period from January to June, more than 42 million passengers, including transit travelers, used airport facilities and immigration checkpoints, with 37% of them opting for smart gates.

Major General Talal expressed their goal of reaching an 80% utilization rate for smart gates and other technologies within the next few years, envisioning a comprehensive deployment of biometric technology at Dubai airport.

At present, there are 120 operational smart gates at Dubai International, and they aim to increase this number to 150 by the end of this year or early next year.

Next Article

Related Articles

Green Future: Dubai’s New Eco-Tourism Project Receives Sheikh Hamdan’s Approval

Green Future: Dubai has taken a significant step towards bolstering its commitment Sustainability and environmental conservation with the approval of a new eco-tourism project by...

UAE Summer: Residents Face Challenges with Rising Humidity.

UAE residents are grappling with the effects of extreme heat and rising humidity. As summer reaches its peak in the United Arab Emirates (UAE),  Reports...

Explore the GCC’s Newest AI Innovation for Transforming Your Social Media Strategy!

Ardalan Zadehsoltan, founder and CEO of Unlock AI, launched the company to address social media management challenges faced by clients. With a background in...

Ginco Properties Launches One Residence, Steps from 1 Burj Khalifa in Downtown Dubai

Ginco Properties Launches One Residence, Steps from Burj Khalifa in Downtown Dubai Dubai, UAE - 17 July 2024 — Ginco Properties, the developer behind successful...

The Rise of Home Salon Services in Dubai

The Rise of Home Salon Services in Dubai As sale season sweeps across Dubai, many residents are turning to home salon services in dubai to...

Latest Articles