Citizens and residents of Dubai now have a reason to rejoice! Now you can simply zip through immigration by passing the e-gate. And no, you don’t need to apply for an e-gate pass!

Now, you can use your Emirates ID to zip through immigration with the help of e-gates at Dubai International airport Terminal 3. There is no need for a prior registration and the service is being offered for free.

What is e-gate and how does it help zip through immigration?

Well, to put it simply, imagine you are heading back to Dubai after a nice vacation. As tired as you are, you still need to clear immigration and the lines at immigration are unpredictable at best. Your wishful thinking of being able to zip through immigration will be followed by waiting in line for quite some time. Seeing that Dubai is one of the world’s busiest airports, we all would have experienced the wait, in spite of being residents or citizens.


With the e-gate, all you have to do now is flash your Emirates ID and you can sail through immigration without having to wait in line with tourists. The General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) has now successfully activated this service at 28 fast-track e-gates in Dubai Airport Terminal 3.  The service is now only activated at the arrivals terminal.

Quite simple, isn’t it?

Image Source: Arabian Business.

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