Dubai carrier Emirates is flagging a busy travel period for both inbound and outbound travel through Dubai for the next month.
From the 19th of November onwards, Dubai will witness a surge in inbound traffic, including visitors for winter events like those attending the 2022 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, travellers headed to Doha for football matches, and those arriving for the Emirates Dubai 7s which is set to welcome 5,500 athletes from 32 countries, the carrier said in a statement.
During the UAE National Day holidays, a high level of outbound travel is also expected. From December 16 onwards, Emirates is expecting the seasonal outbound peak for the festive period.
The carrier is recommending that passengers arrive to the airport three hours in advance of their flight, and avail digital check-in, home and remote check-in options, smart gates and ihandy luggage drop services.
Passengers are encouraged to download the app via which they can book and change flights, download a digital boarding pass for most destinations, among other options.
All passengers can check-in online 48 hours ahead of their flight using the online check-in option on the carrier’s website. Those starting their journeys from Ajman can also avail the 24‑hour City Check‑in at Ajman Central Bus Terminal. Passengers can check in up to four hours before the flight departs, present health documents, check in baggage and collect boarding passes, buy a bus ticket for Dhs20 and head to Emirates Terminal 3, with regular bus departures.
Passengers departing from Dubai can also check-in early and drop off their bags to the airport 24 hours before departure, or 12 hours before departure if flying to the US or Tel Aviv. Emirates also offers a home check-in service in Dubai and Sharjah, fulfilled by DUBZ.
Alternatively, using the self check-in kiosks, travellers can complete the check-in process or operate the kiosk without touch using a mobile phone. Passengers can also register to use the Smart Gates at Emirates Terminal 3 and speed through immigration.