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Abu Dhabi Airport’s Terminal A.

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Abu Dhabi Airport Terminal A to use facial recognition to screen passengers

Passengers at Abu Dhabi Airport’s Terminal A won’t need to use passports in the near future.

According to Abu Dhabi Airport, Terminal A will use facial recognition technology to screen passengers and minimise wait times when it is fully operational.

Terminal A be the first in the world to include all nine biometric airport touchpoints. In the first phase, this will see biometric solutions installed in key areas, such as self-service bag drops, immigration eGates and boarding gates.

Thousands of passengers from more than 15 airlines are expected to pass through Terminal A when it opens to the public on November 1. Its operation will cover three phases over two weeks.

The terminal is equipped with high-tech facilities including an advanced baggage handling system capable of processing up to 19,200 bags per hour.

What else can you see in Terminal A?

When fully operational, Terminal A will be a “shopper’s paradise” covering 35,000sqm with 163 retail concessionaires and food and beverage stores offering a variety of shopping and dining opportunities. The terminal has two health and beauty spas along with a 138-bedroom hotel, plus a modern open-air lounge offering Arabic hospitality. ICA/Expat Media


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