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Biometrics 'preferred over security wait’

Four in five UAE travellers (83 per cent) are now open to offering their biometrics to reduce waiting in security lines, according to an independent global study commissioned by Travelport, a leading travel commerce platform. Lead

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UAE passport now 'world’s strongest'

In a new historic achievement, the UAE passport has become the strongest passport and now ranked first globally. The exceptional achievement on  December 1, 2018, coincides with the 'Year of Zayed' and country's 4

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St Kitts highlights citizenship scheme to GCC residents

Gulf residents have been urged to take advantage of the new Citizenship by Investment (CBI) programme of St Kitts and Nevis that allows a family of four to get citizenship and obtain passports to the twin island state for $195,000.

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Smart tunnel pilot phase kicks off at Dubai Airport

The General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) in Dubai has launched the pilot phase of the Smart Tunnel at Dubai Airports' Terminal 3 to enable passengers to finish passport control procedures in 15 seconds, a media rep

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Smart tunnel pilot phase kicks off at Dubai Airport

The General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) in Dubai has launched the pilot phase of the Smart Tunnel at Dubai Airports' Terminal 3 to enable passengers to finish passport control procedures in 15 seconds, a media rep

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Smart gates to replace passport control booths at Dubai airports

By 2030, the smart gates at Dubai airports will replace passport officials’ platforms, a senior official revealed. Speaking at the Airport Security Middle East conference on the second day of The Airport Show, Major General

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UAE ranks 32 in passport power index

The UAE has climbed to 32nd place on the 2018 Henley Passport Index, after signing a visa-waiver agreement with China, going up by an impressive six places year-on-year and by 29 places over the past decade — the biggest historical climb o

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Saudi HNWIs boost demand for 2nd passport by 70pc

High net worth families and residents in Saudi Arabia contributed to over 70 per cent increase in demand for second European and Caribbean nationality in the final quarter (Q4) of 2017, said an industry expert.  This demand i

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UAE passport 'most powerful in the GCC'

The UAE was recently awarded a certificate by the Passport Index, a popular online interactive tool, which collects, displays and ranks the passports of the world, for being the most powerful passport in the GCC. UAE passport hold

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UAE cuts document request for govt services

The UAE Government Accelerators Team has completed eliminated the request of the four most common documents including passport, family book, Emirate ID, and residency details. The challenge idea is to eliminate the need for the mo

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