Coming soon: Robots to issue visas at Dubai Airport

Imagine being greeted at an airport by a robot, who would answer queries and even issue a visa for you. Well, that might soon be a reality.

Dubai Airport is planning to introduce robots around its terminals for answering visa-related inquiries, renewing and issuing visas to transit passengers.

The robot was unveiled at the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) stand at the 35th edition of the Gitex technology week, which began on Sunday.

According to officials, the robot needs some more developments and testing before introducing to airports.

The robot is being designed to answer any immigration-related questions a traveller may have. It can also renew visas and issue transit permits to travellers at the airport.

The robot, called the Amer Robot, was developed by a Korean technology company in cooperation with the GDRFA.

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