The airport has unveiled the new technology for arriving passengers as the UAE celebrates its Month of Innovation.
DXB is confident that the new technology will offer passengers a state-of-the art Border Control experience and enhance the immigration security process.
Designed by Vision-Box and partner Emaratech, the ground-breaking project includes the development, delivery and maintenance of a new generation of multimodal biometric passenger flow solution comprising 122 SmartGates, deployed across all three terminals at DXB.
The SmartGates – commissioned by the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) – provide a speedy self-service transaction by way of multi-biometric verification, sustained by passport, Emirates ID and SmartGate cards authentication.
Brigadier General Talal Al Shanqiti, assistant director General for Ports Affairs at the GDRFA in Dubai, says: “The installation of the new smart gates in Terminal 1 arrivals area is part of an integrated development project to provide passengers with facilities and services that make their travel through Dubai International a quick and easy.
"Passport control is a critical process as part of which maintaining a high level of security is our top priority.
"This new system helps us strike a balance between achieving that objective while also ensuring a better experience for the passengers through speed and efficiency.”
In addition to the enhancement of the departure procedures with new SmartGates last year, a new bank is already in operation at arrivals, offering passengers a speedy border clearance.
Vision-Box claims that the new SmartGates exhibit a "stunning, exclusive design, remarkable ergonomics and attention to detail, perfectly fitting and adding on to the airport’s carefully thought interiors".
CEO, Miguel Leitmann, adds: "The project is a perfect combination between a robust border control strategy and orientation to service excellence.
"It brings together state-of-the-art border security technology, the most modern human-machine interaction and a magnificent design.
"We are happy to provide such a top-notch experience for passengers travelling through Dubai and to be trusted by GDRFA and Emaratech for this cutting-edge project."
The SmartGates will also be introduced at the Dubai World Central–Al Maktoum International Airport.