570,670 passengers transactions in Dubai during Eid

60,577 passengers used smart gates at Dubai International Airport

Staff Report
18:01 September 6, 2017

Dubai: Nearly 570,670 passengers used Dubai International Airports, land and seaports during the Eid holidays, General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) in Dubai said.

Major General Mohammad Ahmad Al Merri, Director-General of GDRFA-Dubai, said that more people registered on the “UAE Smart Wallet” application which was launched recently at Dubai International Airport, to benefit quick exit and entry to the city.

According to GDRFA, 1,784 people used the application during Eid to pass through the smart gates. Al Merri pointed out that the number of smart gate users reached 60,777 during the same period.

GDRFA said their target is to reduce waiting time for passengers while passing through the immigration counters and to complete all passenger procedures within 15 seconds per passenger.