Passport-free travel with smart gates: Here's how Dubai is facilitating flyers

09:51 PM | 18 Oct, 2023
Passport-free travel with smart gates: Here's how Dubai is facilitating flyers

DUBAI - Dubai International Airport (DXB) Terminal 3 has introduced an expedited immigration process through enhanced smart gates, incorporating facial recognition technology to facilitate flyers.

This advancement enables residents arriving at or departing from the terminal to swiftly clear passport control in a matter of seconds and without requiring a passport.

As part of the facilitation, the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Dubai (GDRFA)-Dubai has deployed five updated smart gates, allowing passengers to navigate immigration procedures seamlessly by utilizing their optic and facial prints.

Residents seeking to utilize the enhanced smart gates at DXB Terminal 3 can do so by registering with their passports or Emirates ID and as GDRFA has a pavilion at Gitex Global, visitors can go and register at the GDRFA stand to avail of the facilitation for their next flight.

The registration is a straightforward procedure, requiring passengers to pass through the smart gate while focusing on the green light of the camera.

 Unlike conventional methods, there is no need to scan any identification documents. However, it is advisable to have your passport or boarding pass on hand in case they are requested. It is essential to ensure that no items, such as glasses, face masks, or hats, obstruct the camera's view of your facial and optic print for a seamless experience.

It bears mentioning that facial recognition is currently available at five smart gates at DXB Terminal 3 but will soon be implemented across Terminals 1 and 2.

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With a thriving economy fueled by industries like finance, tourism, and oil, the UAE offers a blend of traditional Arab traditions and forward-thinking progress. Visitors can explore stunning architecture, indulge in world-class shopping, and experience the warm hospitality of the Emirati people.

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 29 Feb 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 29, 2024 (Thursday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.1 for buying and 282.35 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303 for buying and 306 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352 for buying, and 355.5 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.3.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 29 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.1 282.35
Euro EUR 303 306
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352 355.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 76 76.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.3 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.11 751.11
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209.2
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.69 41.09
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 907.32 916.32
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36 26.66
Omani Riyal OMR 725.68 733.68
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317.76 320.26
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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