Emirates ID holders to fast-track through Dubai airport


Emirates ID holders to fast-track through Dubai airport
UAE residents arriving at Dubai Airport’s Terminal 3 will now be able to quickly pass through the electronic gates using their Emirates ID.

Dubai’s immigration department, the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA), said the move would help to make arrivals a “hassle free experience”.

Until now, residents have had to sign up for the service and pay a fee of around Dhs200 for an e-gate card. Now the service will be free and Emirates ID holders are automatically signed-up.

Major General Obaid Mohair Bin Surour, Deputy Director of GDRFA, said: “Arrivals through the Terminal 3 are able to use their ID cards to enter more swiftly using the e-gate system. Benefitting from the service are Emiratis and UAE residents.”

There are 28 e-gates at the arrivals area in Terminal 3. The service will be implemented at all terminals in the near future.