A seamless travel journey is a key element always highlighted by Dubai Airports.
Dubai’s Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management has set security and safety requirements that all airports in the UAE and its strategic partners work to ensure the safety of everyone. The requirements include obtaining a negative (PCR) test result before arriving at Dubai Airport (72 hours) issued by one accredited laboratory, commitment to wearing masks throughout the stay at airports, and do another test upon arrival at the airport. Major General Mohammed Ahmed Al Marri, Director General, General Directorate of Residency & Foreign Affairs – Dubai (GDRFA-D) said that since the start of the pandemic, GDRFA Dubai has been keen to secure all its air, sea and land ports to limit the spread of the virus and has joined forces with the UAE’s efforts to take all precautionary measures. In his welcome address at the Airport Security Forum at the Dubai Airport Show 2021, Major General Al Marri said, “Recently, we launched a new fast-track passport control service that uses face and iris-recognition technologies. The new biometric systems deployed at 122 smart gates at arrival and departure terminals in Dubai airports enable passengers to complete passport control procedures between five and nine seconds depending on the movement and steps of the passenger. This system contributed to enhancing travellers’ confidence in the emirate, as such precautionary measures in light of the pandemic formed a safety umbrella for them.”