Travellers can now avoid long queues and clear passport control procedures easily using their Emirates Identity cards through the e-Gates at the arrival wing of Terminal Three at Dubai International Airport, according to a report in Gulf News.
The General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) recently announced that it has completed the activation of e-Gate service through the use of the Emirates ID.
Major General Obaid Muhair Bin Surour, Deputy director-General of the GDRFA, was quoted saying that the new service will benefit all residents and citizens who already carry an Emirates ID card. In the first phase it has been activated in Terminal Three arrivals, which currently has 28 e-Gates.
He said, “The service will soon be activated in all other terminals as well. As part of the first phase, we have implemented it at the arrival wing of Terminal three, but in the following phases of the project, the service will be activated in Terminals one, two, and three at both the arrivals and departures wings.”
He added that there aren’t any charges or prior registration for using this service, it only requires a valid Emirates ID.