By Shoshana Kedem
Introduction of 'smart wallet' said to have aided influx of visitors
Almost 570,670 passengers passed through Dubai’s land, sea and air ports this Eid, the general directorate of residency and foreigners affairs (GDRFA) said.
A total of 60,577 passengers used smart gates at Dubai International Airport to speed up entry and exit, figures tweeted by the GDRFA said.
A further 1,784 people used a recently launched application the “UAE Smart Wallet” that aims to cut queues at Dubai airport by up to 15 seconds, airport officials said.
An infographic tweeted by GDRFA said:
4,040: number of phone calls fielded by administration teams this Eid
166: passports renewed during Eid holiday
1,784: people who used Emirates e-wallet service
57,0670: number of entries and exits by air and land
780: number of people registering for Emirates e-wallet serviceFor all the latest travel news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.