E-gate services play bigger role at Dubai airport

DUBAI — The e-gates at Dubai International Airport saw a significant rise in the number of passengers arriving and departing in the last 10 months, according to a senior official.

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Published: Mon 29 Nov 2010, 9:00 PM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 4:12 PM

“As many as 2,970,145 passengers passed through the e-gates here this year so far as compared to 2,752,764 in 2009,” said Major General Mohammad Ahmed Al Marri, Director-General of the Residency and Foreigners Affairs Department.

During his tour in the electronic services section, Major General Marri said 89,120 e-gate cards were issued during the same period.

As part of the cooperation with the government bodies, the Dubai Immigration Department processed 644,420 medical check-up transactions electronically with the Ministry of Health. “Some 315,061 transactions were electronically handled along with the Ministry of Labour,” Major General Marri said. He said 2,071,000 people surfed the department’s website. “Some 2,747,392 e-services were accomplished while the electronic forms services rendered hit the 2,592,515 mark,” he said.

Major General Marri added that 617,024 passengers benefited from the electronic border services.

“The Dubai Residency Department will keep training its employees to improve their performance and achieve excellence with the help of the best human, financial and technological resources.


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