It is predicted that an estimated 2 million passengers are expected to pass through DXB between 29th December 2021 and 8th January 2022, with average daily traffic exceeding 178,000 travellers. The 2nd January 2022 will be the busiest day of the holiday season with more than 198,000 passengers expected.
Dubai Airports also announced today that only ticketed passengers will be allowed entry to the terminals at Dubai International (DXB) during the ongoing peak travel period.
Essa Al Shamsi, Vice President of Terminal Operations at Dubai Airports, said,
"We always advise friends and families of travellers to say their goodbyes at home instead of coming to the airport. This is even more important now given the situation with the pandemic and the high volume of passengers using the airport during the peak holiday season. If a friend or family member is flying out of Dubai during the next 10 days, people can help us in a big way in minimising congestion in and around the airport and making travel safer and easier for everyone by simply not coming to the airport to see them off."
Al Shamsi also urged travellers not to arrive at the airport earlier than 3 hours before their departure if they are flying out of Terminals 1 or 2, in order to lessen congestion.
News Source: Emirates News Agency