DXB Issues Peak Travel Alert, Offers Tips to Beat Eid Vacation Rush

  • Publish date: Tuesday، 20 June 2023 Last update: Wednesday، 28 June 2023
DXB Issues Peak Travel Alert, Offers Tips to Beat Eid Vacation Rush

Dubai International (DXB) expects to welcome about 3.5 million passengers from June 20 to July 3, with an average daily traffic of 252,000. As the UAE's summer school break coincides with the six-day-long Eid Al Adha holidays, the world's busiest international airport is expected to become even busier in the upcoming weeks.

The airport expects a surge in departures with an estimated number of more than a quarter of a million in outbound traffic from June 23rd to 25th. A total of about 100,000 passengers are expected to depart on Saturday, June 24th, marking it an “extremely busy’’ day across DXB.

At the end of the Eid al Adha holiday, the arrival of passengers will reach its peak with total daily traffic that is expected to surpass a record-breaking 305,000 passengers on July 2nd.

“Dubai International’s recovery has been spectacular this year as evidenced by the impressive traffic growth in the first quarter. As a result, the seasonal peaks this year are expected to be the busiest since 2019, and we are preparing ourselves accordingly.” stated Essa Al Shamsi, senior vice president of Terminal Operations at Dubai Airports.

DXB has issued a set of guidelines for passengers to abide by to avoid the holiday’s peak times:

  • Passengers flying Emirates can use the airline’s home convenient, check-in options, and early, and self-service check-in facilities. The airline offers city check-in services at ICD Brookfield Place in Dubai's DIFC area and a dedicated facility in Ajman.
  • flydubai passengers are urged to arrive at the airport at least 4 hours before they depart.
  • Passengers flying all other airlines are urged to arrive at DXB no earlier than 3 hours before the scheduled departure time of their flights. Use online check-in to save time.
  • For those travelling with families, children over the age of 12 can use Smart Gates to fasten the passport control process.
  • Passengers should be aware of the latest travel regulations for destinations they are travelling to, and be prepared with all the necessary travel documents before reaching the airport.
  • Weighing luggage at home, assembling documents in advance, and be prepared for security checks help minimize stress at the airport.
  • Spare batteries and power banks are considered a safety hazard and are prohibited to be carried in or as checked-in luggage. Passengers must properly pack batteries and power banks and carry them in their hand luggage only.
  • Travelers can use the Dubai Metro to get to and from the airport’s Terminals 1 and 3. Metro operating times are generally extended during the Eid holidays.
  • Access to the arrivals’ forecourts in both Terminals 1 and 3 is limited to public transport and other authorized airport vehicles only. Those visiting the airport to pick up guests are advised to use DXB’s designated car parks or valet services to receive their guests.
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