Dubai International gears up for summer travel exodus


Dubai International Airport (DXB) is gearing up for a significant increase in traffic from July 6 to 17, with an anticipated total of 3.3 million guests arriving and departing through its terminals.

During the period, 914,000 passengers are expected to fly out of DXB.

The peak of the surge will occur over the weekend of July 12-14, when DXB is ready to welcome 840,000 guests. July 13 is projected to be the single busiest day, with an estimated 286,000 travellers passing through DXB. On average, the airport will handle approximately 274,000 guests daily during the peak period.

The airport is advising all travellers to allow extra time for check-in, security screening, and boarding processes, issuing a number of tips to ensure a smooth journey - 

• Emirates passengers can take advantage of the airline’s convenient home, early and self-check-in facilities, including city check-in options.
• flydubai passengers are advised to arrive at least four hours prior to departure.
• 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.
• Familiarise yourself with your airline's baggage allowance and packing regulations. Avoid last-minute surprises by checking in advance.
• Save time at security screening by being prepared. Place metal items— watch, jewellery, mobile phone, coins, belt— in your hand luggage and follow the directed guidelines for carrying liquids, aerosols, and gels.
• Families with children over 12 can expedite the passport control process by using Smart Gates.
• Be aware of the latest travel regulations for your destination and ensure you have all necessary documents ready.
• Organise your travel documents in advance and weigh your luggage at home to avoid surprises at the airport and streamline your journey.
• Remember to pack spare batteries and power banks in your hand luggage.
• Farewells should be exchanged at home, as only guests will be permitted inside the terminals during peak periods.
• Use the Dubai Metro to get to and from the airport and between Terminals 1 and 3 to avoid road congestion.
• Access to the arrivals’ forecourts in both Terminals 1 and 3 is restricted to public transport and authorised airport vehicles only.


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