Dubai International Airport (DXB) is bracing for an exceptionally busy period as the UAE’s summer holidays coincide with the upcoming six-day Eid al-Fitr holiday.
According to Dubai Airports, an estimated 3.5 million passengers are expected to pass through DXB between June 20 and July 3, with a daily average of 252,000 passengers.
Departures are expected to surge, with DXB poised to welcome more than 250,000 outbound passengers from June 23-25. Saturday 24 June is expected to be particularly busy with nearly 100,000 passengers expected to depart.Also, Eid al-Adha is over holiday It is expected to witness a busier peak of arrivals, surpassing previous records, with daily traffic expected to exceed 305,000 on July 2.
Essa Al Shamsi, Senior Vice President, Terminal Operations at Dubai Airports, said: “Dubai International Airport’s recovery this year has been spectacular, as evidenced by the impressive traffic growth in the first quarter.” It will be the busiest since 2019 and we are preparing accordingly.”
To ensure smooth travel As a rule of thumb, Emirates advises passengers to arrive at the airport at least 3 hours before their scheduled flight, pay attention to boarding times to get to the gate in time, and take advantage of the various check-in and bag drop options to minimize time spent at the airport . More than 80,000 passengers are expected to depart on busy days dubaithese measures will help streamline the travel process and improve overall passenger satisfaction.
Dubai Travel Advisory: Choosing an Online Option
Passengers are highly recommended to download the Emirates app as it provides a convenient platform for various travel related tasks.When departing from Dubai, boarding passes can now be issued in digital format via the app or emailed when passengers check in online using Emirates.com
With these numerous online options, customers can effortlessly book and modify their flights, obtain digital boarding passes for most destinations, view available onboard dining options, book chauffeur transfers, and even pre-select and plan Their favorite movies are available through the in-flight entertainment system, Bing. Both online check-in and in-app check-in are available 48 hours before scheduled departure time, giving passengers sufficient time to complete the necessary formalities in advance.
Dubai travel advice: Drop off your bags early
For added convenience and to save valuable time, Emirates passengers can choose to take advantage of a number of services that simplify the check-in process.
Passengers departing from Dubai can check their luggage for free the night before travelling. They have the flexibility to check in early and drop bags conveniently up to 24 hours before departure (or 12 hours before departure if traveling to the US or Tel Aviv). As departure time approaches, passengers can arrive at the airport and proceed directly to immigration without queuing for check-in.
Dubai Travel Advisory: Check in early to avoid queues
For passengers departing from Ajman, Emirates offers a 24-hour city check-in service at the Ajman Central Bus Terminal. Passengers can conveniently check-in up to 4 hours before their flight, drop their bags, collect their boarding pass, purchase their AED 20 bus ticket and proceed seamlessly to Emirates Terminal 3. Ajman Central Bus Terminal offers regular bus departures throughout the day, from 4am to 11:30pm, ensuring a smooth transition to the airport and onward to your flight.
Passengers also have the option to check-in from the comfort of their own home, hotel, or offices in Dubai and Sharjah. With the assistance of DUBZ agents, check-in can be done conveniently at the client’s preferred location. The agent will then deliver the luggage to the flight. Passengers can book this family check-in service at least 24 hours before flight departure and go to the airport 6 hours before departure to check-in.
It is worth noting that first-class passengers can enjoy free Home Check-in service.
Additionally, Emirates has self-service check-in kiosks at the airport for passengers who have not checked in online. These self-service kiosks allow travelers to conveniently review their travel itinerary, select preferred seats, add an Emirates Skywards number and check bags seamlessly using the bag drop area.