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Travel to UAE: Dubai airports issue recommendation ahead of busy summer break and Eid Al Adha holidays – News

DXB is preparing to welcome 2.4 million passengers over 11 days starting June 24

Dubai International (DXB)

Dubai International (DXB)

Released: Thu Jun 23, 2022 8:56 am

Dubai Airports has issued a passenger notice advising travelers that Dubai International (DXB) will be exceptionally busy over the next two weeks due to the summer school vacation and Eid Al Adha holiday.

According to the operator, around 2.4 million passengers are expected to pass through the DXB between June 24 and July 4, with the average daily traffic volume reaching 214,000 passengers.

July 2 is expected to be the busiest day with daily traffic exceeding 235,000 passengers. Similar passenger numbers are expected at the airport over the Eid Al Adha weekend of July 8-9.

As Dubai Airports works closely with airlines, regulatory authorities and commercial and service partners to ensure a seamless airport experience for passengers from curb to boarding gate, the operator has urged travelers to follow some simple tips to beat the holiday rush.

1. Passengers should check the latest travel regulations for the destination they are traveling to and ensure they have all the required documents with the required validity before reaching the airport.

2. For those traveling with families, children over 12 years old can use smart gates to speed up the passport control process.

3. If travelers depart from Terminal 1, it is advisable to arrive at the airport at least 3 hours before departure. Passengers can use online check-in wherever available to save time.

4. Travelers arriving from Terminal 3 can use Emirates’ convenient check-in facilities for early check-in and self-service check-in.

5. Weighing luggage at home, checking documents in advance and preparing for security checks can save a lot of time at the airport.

6. Passengers are urged to use the Dubai Metro to get to and from the airport. Subway hours will be extended during the Eid holiday.

7. Travelers’ friends and family are advised to use the airport’s designated parking lots or valet service to receive guests conveniently, as access to the arrivals forecourt in Terminal 3 is restricted to public transport and other authorized vehicles.


DXB’s performance has been impressive in the first five months of 2022 despite capacity reduction due to the 45 day closure of the North Runway for the redevelopment project.

The airport saw 13.6 million passengers in the first quarter of 2022 and forecasts for the year suggest DXB will exceed its annual traffic from 29.1 million in 2021 to 58.7 million passengers this year will double.