By 2015, all airports in the UAE are Smart Gates Operated

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Dubai’s Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs Department announced that moreBy 2015, all airports in the UAE are Smart Gates Operated smart gates will be working with fastest speed offering highest security standards very soon in the country.
The combined security system, to be in all airports across the country by 2015 and that will mean an end to long queues for people with bio metric passports from 32 pre-approved visa countries, UAE and GCC citizens.
Emirates ID cards and existing e-Gate cards will be well-matched with the system. “It will help fast movement of passengers and reduce the period of waiting at the passport control in addition to the 100 e-gates at the airport,” the department said.
Travelers with e-readable passports bar codes can proceed via the smart gate. The smart gate will work on e-passport, identity card, Emirates’ gate card or smart phone applications and take 20 seconds to proceed with the transaction.
The smart gate technology is the first to use bio metrics, fingerprints, iris and facial recognition. He also confirmed that travelers do not need to register before using the system.
Accessible by a touch of a button, criminal records, outstanding fines and immigration details registered in any emirate will be detailed.