It’s no secret that the Eid al-Adha holidays are all that people in the UAE are talking about. With the long weekend falling just before the summer holidays can begin, people are already making plans to travel to a new destination with their families. As a result, it is expected that it’s going to be a particularly crowded weekend at the Dubai International Airport, as it is estimated to welcome 3.5 million passengers between June 20 and July 3. Here’s all you need to know in order to avoid the crazy holiday rush!
DXB Gears For Massive Holiday Rush
If you have also been planning to travel this weekend with your loved ones for a memorable weekend, you are not alone. It is expected that 3.5 million passengers will be welcomed at the Dubai International Airport this long weekend! Yes, according to a report by Khaleej Times, it is estimated that between June 20 and July 3, 2,52,000 will be reached for total average daily traffic. Moreover, since it is the world’s busiest international airport, there is no doubt that it’s bound to get busier in the coming days. As it happens, June 24, which is a Saturday, it is expected to be exceptionally busy, as mentioned in the report. We say this because the total departure load is for approximately 1,00,000 passengers across the DXB.
Follow The Guidelines To Avoid The Rush!
So, in order to avoid the massive travel rush, you might want to follow the advisory that has been released by the Dubai International Airport for passengers travelling from the airport.
- If you are flying with Emirates, make use of their home, early, and self-service check-in facility and the city check-in option at ICD Brookfield Place in the DIFC area and the dedicated facility in Ajman.
- For flydubai passengers, they should arrive at least four hours ahead of the departure time.
- Passengers flying from other airlines must arrive at the airport not earlier than three hours before the scheduled departure time of the flight. Additionally, they are also advised to use online check-in to save time.
- People travelling with families and children over 12 years can use smart gates.
- Make sure that you are aware of the latest travel guidelines for the destination, you are travelling to and be prepared with all the necessary documents before reaching the airport.
- Don’t forget to weigh your luggage at home, line up all your documents in advance, and be prepared at security checks to minimise your stress at the airport.
- Keep spare batteries and power banks away from the check-in luggage, so make sure to properly pack them and keep them in your hand luggage only.
- Since travellers can use Dubai Metro to commute between airport Terminals 1 and 3, metro operational timings have been extended during the Eid holidays.
- Access to the arrivals forecourt for both Terminals 1 and 3 is limited only to authorised airport vehicles and public transport.
Make sure to follow these guidelines to ensure you have a seamless travel experience.
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