Ditching out the passports?
Looks like, but only in Dubai International Airports (for now). The system launched is a project where passengers can use their phones at the smart gates instead of their passports as part of a new service called “Smart UAE Wallet”.
The new facility is expected to reduce departure clearance time to between 9 and 12 seconds per passenger. Not bad, eh?
As Lt General Dahi Khalfan Tamim (Dubai deputy chairman of police) said, “The Smart Wallet will save passengers’ time and also protect their documents and passport. Passengers will only need to use the smartphone at the smart gates and scan their fingerprint (to finish the departure procedure) with ease”.
As first phase, what should be inside the UAE wallet?
Smart gate card data of the traveller
Second Phase will link all the data of Emiratis and residents into the wallet so people don’t need to show their documents when transacting in any government department. The individual will show the barcode inside the phone to share his data and finish the transaction in seconds.