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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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New pan Africa passport to boost air travel spend by 24pc

African air travel spend is expected to rise 24 per cent with the introduction of the pan-African passport in 2018, a new report has unveiled. According to a new research released by global travel technology provider, Sabre Corpor

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Hackers post 'Michelle Obama's' passport online

An image purported to be a scanned copy of US first lady Michelle Obama’s passport was leaked online on Thursday alongside personal emails said to belong to a low-level White House staffer who worked with Hillary Clinton’s presidenti

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Compulsory e-registration for Abu Dhabi Airport passengers

Abu Dhabi International Airport has made it mandatory for passengers to register their passports for electronic use to improve passenger flow at the facility, said a report citing an announcement made by Abu Dhabi Airports Company.

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India suspends passport of embattled tycoon Mallya

India has suspended for four weeks a diplomatic passport issued to embattled tycoon Vijay Mallya, who left the country last month, after creditor banks of his defunct Kingfisher Airlines stepped up pressure to recover about $1.4 billion in deb

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UAE passport most powerful in the GCC

The UAE has the strongest passport in the GCC region, according to a new global index on powerful passports, with the country's global ranking moving up to 27 from 47 last year. According to a the Passport Index by Arton Capital, th

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