Dubai Launches UAE Smart Wallet-An App that Turns Your Smartphone into Passport

There is a good news for all resident of Dubai that they can now use their smartphones as their wallet. Dubai Launches UAE Smart Wallet that let the  passengers departing from Dubai International Airport to use their smart phones as their passports.

Lt General Dahi Khalfan Tamim, deputy chairman of police and public security in Dubai and Major-General Mohammad Ahmad Al Merri, director-general of the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Dubai (GDRFA Dubai), launched the project in cooperation with Emirates airline at the Dubai International Airport.

Dubai Launches UAE Smart Wallet-An App that Turns Your Smartphone into Passport

This new initiative will surely help decreasing the departure clearance time to between 9 and 12 seconds per passenger.
Brigadier Talal Al Shanqiti, assistant to the director-general for ports affairs at GDRFA Dubai, said:
”Passengers will only need to scan the barcode on their smart phones at the smart gates and scan a fingerprint to complete the process in 9 to 12 seconds. Emiratis and residents represent 55 per cent of people using Dubai airports and the UAE Wallet will reduce traffic at all gates.”
For all users who will use UAE Wallet, they need to provide the following information.
  • Personal ID
  • Passport details
  • Smart gate card data of the traveler.

“The Smart Wallet will save passengers’ time and also protect their documents and passport. Passengers will only need to use the smartphone at the smart gates and scan their fingerprint [to finish the departure procedure] with ease,”

Lt Gen Tamim said.

“The second phase will link all the data of Emiratis and residents into the wallet so people don’t need to show their documents when transacting in any government department. The individual will show the barcode inside the phone to share his data and finish the transaction in seconds,”

he added.

Currently, this app is available for iOS usesr only. According to the authorities, this app is easy to use and safe. It is impossible to hack or misuse the applications. iOS users can download this app from Apple Store

Onsa Mustafa

Onsa is a Software Engineer and a tech blogger focuses on innovation in technology. She likes music, photography, traveling and exploring nature.
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