According to the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Dubai (GDRFA), Passengers at Terminal 2 of Dubai International Airport will pass passport control in seconds as 18 smart gates are now operational in the terminal.
10 smart gates have been installed in the arrival area and eight in the departure area.
Passengers will cross the gates easily and there will be no need to stand in queues to get the passport stamped. Each traveller will only spend ten seconds to pass through.
The smart gates do away with the passengers’ personal encounters with passport control officers, clearing travellers with approved biometric, electronic passports or identification to walk straight to the baggage claim area after deplaning.
The ‘biometric border’ takes a scan of people’s faces as they enter the airport and checks it against a digital passport using the face-recognition software.
Travelers can walk through the smart gates by using their biometric passports, Emirates ID and smartphone after installing the UAE Wallet application.
The digital passport that is created for the system contains information from the electronic chip in physical passports and additional details including fingerprints, iris scans and face-recognition data.
A passenger needs to scan his passport at the gate and look at the camera to scan his face when he’s passing through the gates.