Abu Dhabi airport begins compulsory e-registration for all passengers

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Abu Dhabi International Airport has began compulsory  e-registration for all passengers leaving from the airport.

E-registration counters in the check-in areas have been set up so that guests can register as they wait.

Once registered, passengers will be able to use self bag drops and proceed through automated airport e-gates for free, making the whole airport process far easier.

Smart Travel System

The ‘Smart Travel’ system, installed earlier this year, has changed the speed and ease of passenger processing at AUH.


The initiative, which was implemented in partnership with the Ministry of Interior and Abu Dhabi Police, allows passengers to check-in and move through immigration and security interacting exclusively with cutting-edge technology, in five easy steps.

With 25 E-registration stands, 58 E-gates, and 76 Self boarding gates located in Terminals 1 and 3, the ‘Smart Travel’ system has decreased airport processing time by up to 70%, making journeys more efficient and hassle free.

To date, 2,163,608 passengers have been registered in the ‘Smart Travel’ system since its launch in March this year.

  • Passengers can also utilise baggage drop facilities at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), City Check-in in Abu Dhabi, and at Al Ain International Airport, 24 hours before departure.

“Abu Dhabi Airports advises passengers that E-registration, for the newly launched Smart Travel initiative at Abu Dhabi International Airport, is now compulsory, and we therefore urge all travellers to arrive to the airport at least three hours before their flight departure time during this busy season,” said a statement.

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The move was announced as it was revealed that about 85,000 people are expected to depart the airport during the Eid Al Fitr holiday, which will start next Sunday.

Abu Dhabi Airports said that similar numbers are expected this week, as school holidays have started. July 6, 10 and 11 are forecast to be the airport’s busiest days.

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