The airport of the near future will have electronic trolleys guide passengers to their gates with practically no human dealings.
This will be able to scan their passport to clear immigration while using a smartphone app to meet their every need, from their doorstep to the plane.
Rolled out by the Ministry of Interior and the General Directorate of Residency and Foreign Affairs (GDRFA) Dubai, UAE Vision will collect all necessary information from passengers to guarantee a comfortable journey.
This will make a great improvement in passenger processing for both entry and exits, according to Thani Alzaffin, director general of emaratech. He also added that it is the focal point system for the UAE immigration and the back of each information flow, from permits issuance on arrival, pre-issuance of permits and border clearance.
The plan will be applied among FlyDubai passengers in Terminal 2.
The information will be taken from the Advanced Passenger Information (API)”, a unified database where all risks are identified before passengers board.
Information from the emirate of Dubai should be fulfilled in a couple of months, followed by Sharjah in summer and then other emirates. The information are already added for existing residents so this is for when people change their employment or to find out when the persons are blacklisted.
It combines the entire user experience in one. It’s a one-stop shop for an appointment with border control, whether an officer or a machine. This will let the passenger to just apply passport for confirmation.
The scheme is to be implemented soon this year 2015 and will be utilized on new smart gates, all of which will be Eyen-compatible by 2020.
Maj Gen Mohammed Al Marri, director general of the General Directorate of Residency and Foreign Affairs in Dubai, averred that the purpose was to focus on UAE passengers, whether arriving or departing, by giving the most recent technologies.