x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 28 July 2017

Airports to use ID cards

National identity cards can now be used by travellers at electronic gates at airports around the UAE.

National identity cards can now be used by travellers at the e-gates at airports nationwide. Maj Gen Ahmed Nasser Al Raisi, director general of the Central Operations at the GHQ of Abu Dhabi police and board member of the Emirates Identity Authority, stressed the cards' impact on security and the streamlining of services. He said: "The addition of the e-gate service to the identity card has provided a number of merits, among others, activation of the identity card's role as a comprehensive unified document, which facilitates services to save time and effort." Mohammed Ahmed Al Zaabi, director of the Emirates E-Gate Project, said the addition of the e-gate system into the card would enable users to benefit when travelling at the border points, which have introduced the e-gate systems. * WAM