UAE: Beat theme park queues with new face recognition tech

Abu Dhabi - FacePass also offers contactless payment methods at Ferrari World, Yas Waterworld and Warner Bros.

(File photo used for illustrative purposes)
(File photo used for illustrative purposes)

By Web Report

Published: Tue 23 Mar 2021, 2:26 PM

Yas Island theme parks will become the first in the region to become fully contactless. A facial recognition technology offers quick and queue-free access to the parks, as well as contactless payment methods.

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FacePass technology will be rolled out in Ferrari World, Yas Waterworld and Warner Bros World.

Miral announced on Tuesday that Yas Island is on track to become a "fully contactless destination" through the adoption of FacePass.

Mohamed Abdalla Al Zaabi, CEO of Miral commented: "Beyond the ‘wow’ factor, this kind of contactless technology is the future for all consumer-facing businesses. Not only does it save time and provide unrivalled convenience, it largely enhances guest safety and wellbeing through touchless interaction, ensuring world-class safety measures and ease of social distancing."

The technology is facilitated by the Yas Island mobile app and linked to the island’s parks and attractions’ ticketing systems and turnstiles. It allows guests and annual pass holders contactless access at points of entry and contactless payment via facial recognition across select retail and dining outlets.

The "long-term digital transformation" for Yas Island will see FacePass technology integrated into "all assets, from access points for residential and communal areas to retail and F&B destinations".

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