Dubai: In a major step to speed up movement of passengers, Dubai Airports on Wednesday unveiled smart tunnels that will enable travelers finish passport control procedures within 15 seconds.
Officials of the General Directorate of Residence and Foreigners Affairs in Dubai (GDRFA) launched the ‘Smart Tunnel’ at Dubai International Airport, Terminal 3 to enable passengers of first and business class at finish passport procedure at departure.
Travelers can walk through the biometric recognition system without stamping their passports, thanks to the Artificial Intelligence in the tunnel that includes database of passengers.
“It is the first of its kind in the world as with simple steps, the travelers can finish departure procedure without the need to use any travel documents such as passport, ID cards or boarding cards,” Major General Mohammad Al Merri, head of General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Dubai (GDRFA) told journalists during a media tour.
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