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Eid Holidays: Dubai airport issues 10 guidelines as it gears up for influx of travellers

by Staff Reporter
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Dubai International (DXB), the world’s leading airport for international passenger traffic, is gearing up to welcome an estimated 3.6 million guests from April 2-15 April, as the week-long Eid Al Fitr holiday coincides with spring break.

During this period, the daily traffic is set to exceed 258,000 guests on average, with particularly busy weekends forecasted.

Saturday, April 13 is expected to be the busiest day, with total guest numbers soaring to 292,000.

Whether travellers are returning home for the holidays, arriving in Dubai to partake in the festivities, or simply passing through, Dubai Airports, together with airlines and service and commercial partners, is committed to ensuring a truly memorable experience for all guests.

As always, DXB has shared some savvy tips for travellers to navigate the rush and get their journey off to a smooth start:

  1. Emirates passengers can take advantage of the airline’s convenient home, early and self check-in facilities, including city check-in options.
  2. flydubai passengers are advised to arrive at least four hours prior to departure.
  3. Guests flying with other airlines should aim to arrive at DXB no earlier than three hours before their scheduled departure time, utilising online check-in where available to save time.
  4. Families with children over 12 can expedite the passport control process by using Smart Gates.
  5. Stay informed about the latest travel regulations for your destination and ensure you have all necessary travel documents ready.
  6. Pre-weigh luggage at home, organise documents in advance, and be prepared for security checks to minimise stress and delays.
  7. Remember to pack spare batteries and power banks in your hand luggage.
  8. Farewell goodbyes should be exchanged at home, as only passengers will be permitted inside the terminals during peak periods.
  9. Utilise the Dubai Metro to get to and from the airport as well as between Terminals 1 and 3 in case of congestion on the roads.
  10. Access to the arrivals’ forecourts in both Terminals 1 and 3 is restricted to public transport and authorised airport vehicles only. Visitors picking up guests should utilise DXB’s designated car parks or valet services.

tanvir@dubainewsweek.com

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