Dubai Airports issued an advisory to alert travelers that Dubai International Airport (DXB) will experience a busy travel period due to the school half-term holidays, as it prepares to serve approximately 2.1 million passengers.
The 10-day half-term break, which is expected to start on Friday, will see 2.1 million passengers pass through DXB between October 21 and October 30, with total daily traffic expected to reach 215,000 passengers, the airport operator said. information on Thursday.
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October 30 is set to be the busiest day as the operator expects daily traffic to exceed 259,000 passengers.
As one of the world’s busiest transit hubs, DXB is well equipped to handle passenger traffic. However, Dubai Airports urged people planning to travel during the busy 10-day period to arrive no earlier than three hours before departure (especially those traveling from Terminal 1), use Smart Gates to speed up the passport control process, and to to update the latest travel regulations of their destination.
Travelers are also advised to weigh their luggage at home, check documents in advance and be prepared for security checks to save time at the airport.
Those traveling from Terminal 3 are encouraged to use Emirates Airlines’ early check-in and self-service channels.
The operator also advised travelers to use the Dubai Metro to get to and from the airport and that friends and family members who plan to pick people up from the airport should use its designated car park or valet service to receive guests.
With more than 29 million passengers in annual traffic in 2021, DXB has retained its position as the highest international airport for the eighth year in a row and was also ranked among the top 15 airports for international cargo, as reported and Airports Council International.
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