Over 1.1 million passengers are expected to fly with Emirates through Dubai International Airport over the next 12 days.

The busiest days for travel, according to Dubai Airlines, will be Friday 18th and Saturday 19th, with approximately 250,000 passengers departing from Dubai.  

by Liam Feeney

As many go overseas during the UAE school holidays and to celebrate Christmas and New Year. The hectic travel period is projected to persist until at least December 21 like that of Dublin Airport.

In November, Dubai International Airport published a warning for travel in December. Authorities advise passengers to allow extra time for travel to and from the airport because the roads surrounding it are expected to be crowded during this busy period.

Travellers are advised to arrive early at the airport and to adhere to all safety regulations, including the use of mandatory face masks at Dubai International Airport and across all Emirates flights.

Prior to heading to the airport, travellers should double-check that they have all the necessary paperwork for their journey.

Travellers also have the option of checking in at the airport anytime in the 24 hours before their flight departure. Passengers can drop their bags and collect boarding passes at any of the 32 self-service bag drop machines and 16 check-in kiosks available in Terminal 3. Customers using the self-service kiosk must still complete their immigration formalities no later than 60 minutes before their flight departure.

Travellers can also check in online from 48 hours to 90 minutes before a flight and may be able to download a digital boarding pass, depending on where they are travelling. If that is not an option for your destination, you will need to visit a check-in counter at the airport to collect boarding passes and have travel documents verified.

Passengers must arrive at their boarding gates in a timely manner. These open 90 minutes before their expected departure, with boarding beginning 45 minutes before departure. Even if passengers have properly checked in for the trip, the gates close 20 minutes before take-off, and passengers coming late will not be allowed admission.

Before being eligible to check in, passengers going to select destinations will need to display a negative Covid-19 test result at the airport.

Exams should be completed 48, 72, or 96 hours prior to your scheduled departure, based on your location, remember to check the regulations for your destination and schedule any tests ahead of time. On its website, Emirates provides thorough destination-specific details.

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Source: The National News

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