Dubai introduces pre-paid e-Gate vouchers for corporate users
In a bid to increase the usage of the quick electronic access Smart Card at Dubai International Airport, Dubai Naturalization and Residency Department (DNRD) has introduced a pre-paid e-Gate voucher for corporate use.
The e-Gate vouchers could be purchased by companies and presented to their employees who are then able to obtain the e-Card, at the airport registration office, that offers electronically controlled access to the airport, without the obligatory manual stamp of passports, unless required.
"Having won the approval of frequent travelers as well as VIPs, we are dedicated to offering the benefits of e-Gate to as many people as possible," said Colonel Saeed bin Belailah, Director of DNRD. "The introduction of the pre-paid vouchers is aimed at gaining more corporate users.”
“We appreciate that many companies require its employees to do extensive traveling and it would be beneficial to offer employees these vouchers so that they can complete the e-Gate registration formalities, and subsequently ensure that regular corporate flyers are contented as well as reducing their time in the immigration queues."
"Dubai International Airport is among the few airports in the world to offer the e-Gate facility," continued Colonel bin Belailah. "Corporations can use this facility as a staff incentive, giving them a high-tech access to the airport, on departure as well as arrival."
Colonel bin Belailah added that DNRD is in the process of creating more registration centers and value add-ons to e-Gate by incorporating technology that will provide further options to those unable to fulfill the requirements for the fingerprint scan.
"Our vision is to further enhance the reputation of Dubai International Airport as a user-friendly airport that takes heed for the comfort of the passengers," added Colonel bin Belailah. "It is only by encouraging the use of e-Gate at all levels that we can expose people to its significant benefits. This move to attract more corporate users will substantially increase the number of e-Gate users within the next few months."
e-Gate at Dubai International Airport is a facility that allows pre-registered nationals and residents in Dubai to complete passport control by using an e-Card issued by DNRD. The core of the system is the e-Card, which displays the user's history on the screen and the fingerprint that verifies the person's identity; dependant on this authentication the user gains access through the gate. — (menareport.com)
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