Dubai travelers can not only check in for flights via kiosk, they can also make visa queries, print visas and book flights at self-service facilities launched by Flydubai and the Department of Naturalisation and Residency Dubai (DNRD).
According to a press release, the facility launched today at Arabian Travel Market (ATM), will be available at six DNRD kiosks strategically placed around Dubai, including Dubai Terminal 2, The Ministry of Labour and the Twar Center, with plans for additional machines to be placed in the city's malls in the future.
"The new service is in line with the Dubai Government's vision for the future of the Government (e-government), and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum's vision of making the very best use of technology services within Dubai," said H.E. Mohammed Al Marri, director General of DNRD.
Flydubai's self-service machines at Dubai International Airport utilize touchscreens with pin-code visa scanners and printers that connect to DNRD staff, should customers need assistance.
To book Flydubai flights, the kiosks link directly to Flydubai.com, where customers can make bookings, select optional extras, including checked baggage, or a seat with extra legroom, then complete payment using cash or credit/debit card.