Privileges & benefits of Emirates ID

In 2016, the Emirates Identity Authority conducted an opinion poll which surprisingly revealed that only 30.5-percent holders of Emirates ID in Abu Dhabi know about the benefits of the card.


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Around 45-percent were unaware of the privileges the card offers that includes transactional and application accessibility in both government and private sector.

Other benefits are associated to the online/ecommerce portals and smart services catered by different organisations across the country. Let’s have a look at some real time benefits and privileges that you can avail from smart identity card throughout the Emirati region.

At the airport

Residents of the UAE including expatriates may use their Emirates ID in Abu Dhabi at the airport upon arrival at the e-gate facility. The General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) in coalition with the Emirates Identity Authority (EID) introduced electronic gate system service. Yet another benefit for card holders is that they needn’t require activating the service at EID prior travelling.

Card activation via smart gate

The GDRFA also initiated the Easy Departure, Easy Arrival initiative which includes integration of the ID card issued by the authorities directly into the smart gate facility at the airport. The aim is to facilitate travellers further allowing the UAE government to empower their technological strategies and keep pace with emerging new fields.

Credit history

The Al Etihad Credit Bureau also allowed the banks to access credit information for those using their Emirates ID cards in Abu Dhabi. The facility is component of the firm’s business strategy over digital services. Banks can easily monitor customer’s credit history as the chip on the card includes personal data which is read automatically thereby evidencing authentication of the identity. Some of the data is encrypted by authorised authorities as a means to value user’s data privacy.

Medical insurance

The integration of the Emirates ID card into medical insurance system is a promising initiative to radically mitigate fraud, waste and misuse of the medical insurance while facilitating transactions of the card bearers. All the incoming applications of the proposal are coordinated and monitored by designated teams. The relevant authorities take gradual steps in changing and adding insurance programmes to the ID card which displays information of the bearer through an embedded chip.



ADNOC also linked its self-service petrol stations with the Emirates ID to pilot fuel self-service “ADNOC SMART” thereby allowing customers to pay for gasoline via different and easy methods. The ADNOC Wallet in Abu Dhabi includes two methods of payment;

-          Through smart chip installed on the fuel pump linked to ADNOC Wallet account and,

-          ADNOC Plus card that drivers can use to tank up their vehicles with fuel

Other incredible benefits

With above, there’re many other essential benefits of Emirates ID in Abu Dhabi such as;

-          Identification and verification per international standards

-          Protection of individual’s data

-          Secure accessibility to the many electronic services

-          Store ID-based applications in the future

-          Prevents identity theft and fraud

-          A portable personal database


Get your Emirates ID today and avail all the benefits listed above and some more!

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