3.6 Million Passengers Expected At DXB Airport For Eid! Here’s A Guide For Travellers To Beat The Rush

Your essential guide for Eid travel at DXB Airport.

by Deeplata Garde
3.6 Million Passengers Expected At DXB Airport For Eid! Here’s A Guide For Travellers To Beat The Rush

Hold onto your hats, folks! Dubai International Airport (DXB) is bracing for a whirlwind as it prepares to welcome a staggering 3.6 million passengers over the next fortnight. With spring break and Eid al-Fitr festivities on the horizon, the airport is buzzing with activity. But fear not, intrepid travellers, for we’ve got the inside scoop on how to navigate this bustling hub with ease.

Preparing For The Holiday Rush At Dubai International Airport

As the airport gears up for the influx of travellers from April 2 to 15, daily traffic is expected to soar to over 258,000 guests, peaking at a whopping 292,000 on April 13. With such staggering numbers, it’s essential to plan and brace yourself for the hustle and bustle of peak travel season.

Smooth Sailing With Pre-Flight Prep

To ensure a stress-free journey, flydubai passengers are advised to arrive at least four hours before departure, while guests flying with other airlines should aim for a three-hour buffer. Take advantage of online and self-check-in facilities where available to streamline the process. Emirates passengers can also opt for convenient home check-in and city check-in options to breeze through the airport formalities.

Smart Strategies For Swift Passage

Families travelling with children over 12-years-old can expedite the process by using Smart Gates at passport control. Stay informed about the latest travel regulations for your destination, prepare for security checks, and pre-weigh your luggage at home to minimize delays. Don’t forget to pack spare batteries and power banks in your hand luggage to keep your devices charged and ready for action.

Also Read: More Than 100,000 Passengers Expected AT DXB Airport In A day This Weekend

Riding the Metro to Relieve Congestion To Reach Airport

In the face of potential traffic jams, make use of the Dubai Metro to travel to and from the airport, as well as between Terminals 1 and 3. This efficient mode of transport can help you sidestep the gridlock and ensure you arrive at your gate with time to spare.

For those planning to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, mark your calendars! The public holiday for federal government workers and students is set from April 8 to April 14. Private sector employees can anticipate a break from April 8 to either April 11 or April 12, depending on the sighting of the moon.
With these insider tips in hand, you’re well-equipped to navigate the hustle and bustle of DXB Airport during this busy travel period. So, pack your bags, buckle up, and get ready for an unforgettable Eid adventure!

Cover Image Courtesy: Dubai Airport/ Canva Stock Images

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