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Dubai International Airport launches scheme to turn smartphone into passport

Smart travel scheme launched at Dubai International Airport.

  • Published: June 8, 2017 10:33 AM IST

Dubai International Airport has launched a smart scheme enabling travellers to use their smartphones instead of their passport or express gate cards at the airport to reduce travel clearing procedures to the minimum. Also Read - Facebook for Android will soon get dark mode and coronavirus tracking feature

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Dubbed “Emirates Smart Wallet”, the scheme is meant to further streamline travel movement across the airport and is considered the first of its kind in the world, said a media report. ALSO READ: In-flight Wi-Fi coming soon to India as security firms give the green signal: Report

The scheme was launched at the airport’s departure terminal by Lieutenant General Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, Dubai’s Deputy Chief of Police and Public Security, and Mohammed Ahmed Al Marri, Head of Dubai’s Naturalisation and Residency Department. ALOS READ: Dubai Airports launches ‘world’s fastest’ free public Wi-Fi service offering 100 mbps speed

Launched in its first phase, the scheme incorporates the traveller’s personal data, Emirates ID and passport information as well as the e-gate card data.

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  • Published Date: June 8, 2017 10:33 AM IST

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