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UAE residents to get free e-gate airport cards until Apr 10

Temporary kiosk has been set up at Dubai World Trade Centre

UAE residents to get free e-gate airport cards until Apr 10
E-gate cards is an efficient way for airport passengers to avoid long queues at immigration desks in airport arrivals halls during busy periods.

UAE residents will be able to register for free e-gate cards at Dubai World Trade Centre until April 10, officials have confirmed.

The General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs has set up a temporary e-gate registration kiosk outside Hall No 6 of Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), which will be open from 9am to 6pm until Thursday April 10, DWTC officials confirmed.

The kiosk is to coincide with the Annual Investment Meeting taking place at DWTC from April 8 to 10.

Residents need to bring their passport to avail of the free offer. E-gate registration normally costs around AED225 ($61).

“One has to visit personally our kiosk with his/her original passport in order to register their biometrics for e-gate cards and smart gate activation,” Mohammed Sultan Thani, Consultant, Organization Excellence, General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs, Dubai, was quoted as saying by Emirates 24/7 website.

E-gate cards is an efficient way for airport passengers to avoid long queues at immigration desks in airport arrivals halls during busy periods.

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Michael Creamer 6 years ago

Does this work for ALL Uae Airports?

derick 6 years ago

is this also applicable to abu dhabi residents/visa issued in abu dhabi emirate?

sp bhati 6 years ago

Yes, it works at least DXB, DWC and AUH airports.

Mustafa Gulamhussein 6 years ago

Is this facility also available for those already have e-gate cards and will be expiring in 2015

aslamk 6 years ago

Kuddos - Dubai is generous in all directions.

Omar 6 years ago

IS it for all visitors ? or for UAE cirizins and residnce ??

Thanks.
Omar

vijay 6 years ago

Derick, same doubt here as well....i am planing to go there and check it out!

Solly 6 years ago

Funny that they want to see the passport - not the Emirates ID card. Another slap in the face for the credibility and value of the EID.

smith 6 years ago

A complete waste of time. I went down to WTC first thing & they'd issued all vouchers for applications today. Namely 200!!!! Everyone was being told to return tomorrow at 9 a.m. presumably for another 200 applications to be processed.

Expat in UAE 6 years ago

I tried it in DXB, AUH and SHJ. It works like magic.