Dubai Airport Travelers will depend on biometric authentication for the completion of all necessary procedures, and conventional electronic gates will be substituted with advanced smart gates to guarantee a smooth and hassle-free travel journey.
According to a Khaleej Times report, passengers utilizing Dubai Airport’s Terminal 3 can anticipate a significant change in travel processes. Adel Ahmed Al Redha, the Chief Operating Officer at Emirates, revealed that biometrics and facial recognition technology will replace conventional passport checks. This transformation of Dubai Airport’s terminal 3 is expected to take effect by November or December of this year, enabling passengers to complete check-in and boarding using their biometric identity, thereby eliminating the necessity for physical passports.
Deputy Director General of the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA), Major General Obaid Muhair bin Suroor, has affirmed the forthcoming transformation. He has confirmed that a new system will be introduced at Terminal 3 in November at Dubai Airport.
Dubai Elevates Seamless Biometric Travel Experience
According to the report, travelers will use biometrics for all necessary procedures, and smart gates will replace electronic gates to guarantee a smooth travel experience.
Dubai Airport has dedicated several years to this project, leveraging cutting-edge biometric technology to establish a contactless travel experience for passengers.
This pioneering approach will supplant conventional passports with facial recognition and fingerprint scans as the primary methods of identity verification for travelers, offering a more efficient and expeditious airport journey.
Nonetheless, officials underscored the significance of data sharing among airports to enhance the efficiency of passenger movements.
Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates and Group, emphasized the necessity for international cooperation to streamline entry and exit procedures for passengers.
Al Redha also emphasized that the growing demand for reduced interaction calls for a more comprehensive integration of passenger information across all touchpoints. He advocated for an increased use of facial recognition technology, making passengers’ identities the cornerstone of their travel experience.
According to the report, Miguel Leitmann, Co-founder and Group CEO at Vision-Box, highlighted that biometrics and facial recognition have become the new standard, offering a secure and efficient means for travelers to navigate airports and ports.
Major General Obaid stated that technology will replace human involvement in various roles, such as monitoring and analyzing processes, at ports and airports.
While challenges persist, the aviation sector is increasingly turning to technology as the ultimate solution. Al Redha emphasized the importance of embracing automation, aiming for future operations to rely on 90 percent technology and only 10 percent human interaction.