UAE Travel: Dubai Airports Advice Ahead of Busy Summer Vacations, Eid Al Adha Vacations – News

DXB is preparing to receive 2.4 million passengers over 11 days as of 24 June

Dubai International (DXB)

Published: Thu 23 Jun 2022, 08:56

Dubai Airports has issued a passenger council warning travelers that Dubai International (DXB) will be exceptionally busy over the next two weeks as a result of school breaks for the summer and the Eid Al Adha holiday.

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

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

While Dubai Airports works closely with airlines, regulatory authorities and commercial and service partners to ensure a smooth airport experience for passengers from the curb to the boarding pass, the operator has encouraged travelers to follow a few simple tips to overcome holiday rush.

Passengers should be aware of the latest travel rules for the destination they are traveling to and ensure that they have all the necessary documents with the necessary validity before reaching the airport.

2. For those traveling with families, children over the age of 12 can use Smart Gates to speed up the passport control process.

If passengers fly out of terminal 1, it is advisable to arrive at the airport no earlier than 3 hours before departure. Passengers can use online check-in where they are available to save time.

4. Those traveling from Terminal 3 can use Emirates’ convenient early and self-service check-in facilities.

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

6. Passengers are encouraged to use the Dubai Metro to get to and from the airport. The metro’s operating times are extended during Eid holidays.

7. Friends and families of travelers are advised to use the designated designated parking spaces or valet service to receive guests in comfort, as access to the arrival point in Terminal 3 is limited to public transport and other authorized vehicles.


DXB’s performance has been impressive in the first five months of 2022, despite the reduction in capacity due to the 45-day closure of the northern runway for the rehabilitation project.

The airport had 13.6 million passenger traffic in the first quarter of 2022, and forecasts for the year indicate that DXB will more than double its annual traffic from 29.1 million in 2021 to 58.7 million passengers this year.