Passenger surge expected at DXB over the next two weeks

Emirates Airline is expecting more than 450,000 passengers to travel to, from and through Terminal 3

With growing confidence among vaccinated travellers and summer approaching, Dubai International Airport is preparing for a marked increase in passenger traffic.

Emirates Airline is expecting more than 450,000 passengers to travel to, from and through Terminal 3 at Dubai International Airport over the next two weekends and is warning these travellers to plan ahead for what it says will be a peak travel period.

The Dubai carrier is ready to launch over 1,600 flights over the period, and high passenger traffic is forecast to start now and run through to 12 July.


According to the Dubai Media Office, nearly 100,000 passengers will be arriving into Dubai on Emirates flights. Travellers are urged to arrive at the airport at least three hours before their flight departure to avoid delays, and build in extra time for their journey to the airport.

A statement from the carrier said: “Emirates customers can look forward to an easier and hassle-free airport experience with contactless check-in, its biometric path and enhanced digital verification of Covid-19 medical information. The airline has sharpened its focus on technologies and services that optimise passenger processing to minimise queues, for a fast-tracked experience that prioritises safety and efficiency.”

Passengers are also reminded to review the latest travel requirements to their booked destination, including whether forms, vaccination certificates or negative PCR tests are required on the Emirates Travel Hub, which has the latest information for every country on the airline’s route network.

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