Dubai International (DXB) is gearing up for an exceptionally busy period as the UAE’s summer school break coincides with the upcoming six-day-long Eid Al Adha holidays.
According to Dubai Airports, an estimated 3.5 million guests are expected to pass through DXB between June 20 and July 3, with average daily traffic reaching 252,000 passengers.
Anticipating a surge in departures, DXB is bracing for over a quarter of a million outbound travellers from June 23 to 25. Saturday, June 24 is projected to be particularly bustling, with nearly 100,000 passengers scheduled to depart. Furthermore, the end of the Eid Al Adha holiday is expected to witness an even busier arrival peak, surpassing previous records, with daily traffic estimated to exceed 305,000 passengers on July 2.
“Dubai International’s recovery has been spectacular this year as evidenced by the impressive traffic growth in the first quarter,” remarked Essa Al Shamsi, Senior Vice President of Terminal Operations at Dubai Airports. “As a result, the seasonal peaks this year are expected to be the busiest since 2019, and we are preparing ourselves accordingly.”
To ensure a smooth travel experience, Emirates advises passengers to arrive at the airport up to 3 hours before their scheduled flight, remain mindful of their boarding time to reach the departure gate promptly and take advantage of various check-in and baggage drop options to minimize time spent at the airport. With busy days anticipated to see over 80,000 passengers departing from Dubai, these measures will help streamline travel processes and enhance overall passenger satisfaction.