Dubai Airports to go Passport Free
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Dubai Airports to go Passport Free

New technology renders passports obsolete

TLME News Service

Dubai International Airports is to introduce passport free travel through its airports, according to reports.

The Dubai General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) has already launched a test phase known as the ‘Smart Tunnel’ at Dubai Airports' Terminal 3.

Reports claim new biometric technology makes passports obsolete and slashes passenger waiting times to just 15 seconds.

The Smart Tunnel uses facial recognition technology to screen customers.

Major-General Mohammad Ahmad Al Merri, director of GDRFA, said the project is in its trial phase until it's officially launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

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