Dubai International Airport (DXB) has reopened its smart gates for passengers departing from Terminal 3, the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Dubai (GDRFA) has announced.

Passengers can now scan their passports at the smart gates as part of the UAE’s precautionary measures against COVID-19, ensuring “the highest level of safety for all”, according to a statement on the Dubai Media Office website.

HE Major General Mohammed Al Marri, Director General of GDRFA, said restarting the smart gate service helped to “simplify travel procedures” with the technology considered the “safest way to travel” through the airport in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“This step helps to enhance passenger confidence,” he added.

Flights departing from DXB’s Terminal 3 are operated by Emirates, which is gradually resuming services across its global network.

Amman is the latest destination to be added, with passenger services to the Jordanian capital resuming on Tuesday (September 8). The daily flight will be operated by a B777-300 ER and takes the number of destinations Emirates serves in the Gulf and Middle East to eight cities.