Dubai Airport will no longer require passports, boarding passes
Dubai Airport it set to roll out biometric check-in services, that will use facial and iris scans as your travel documents.
It will pave the way for Dubai Airport to ditch paper documentation, such as passports and boarding passes, as well as speed up check in and immigration.
The system is being called the ‘Biometric Passenger Journey’ and was unveiled by the airport with help from Emirates Airline.
The new technology uses facial recognition and pre-screened passengers that will allow travelers to walk from the street all the way on to the plane, without pulling out their passport.
Speaking at this year’s GITEX technology conference, Major General Mohammad Al Merri, General Director of GDRFA-Dubai, said, ““Our participation this year in Gitex is very special for visitors as they can experience the most exciting and virtual Biometric Passenger Journey in the world by using artificial intelligence.”
"It is a seamless airport journey in Dubai as passengers will no longer need to show their passports or IDs. Traveller can walk through the terminal to the airplane just by showing his or her face,"
According to the GDRFA, a pilot program is in place testing the new technology. The test allows passengers to go through check-in, immigration, enter the Emirates Lounge and then board their plane.
All biometric information will be stored securely on the GDRFA system for future travels.