Peak Summer Travel: Expert Tips for a Seamless Experience at Dubai Airports

Peak Summer Travel: Expert Tips for a Seamless Experience at Dubai Airports

Travelers advised to plan ahead for smooth airport experience during peak period.

Dubai International Airport (DXB) anticipates a surge in traffic from July 6 to 17, with a total of 3.3 million guests expected to arrive and depart.

This peak period will see 914,000 guests departing from DXB, highlighting the airport's strong growth this year. The busiest weekend, July 12-14, will welcome 840,000 guests, with July 13 projected as the busiest day, hosting 286,000 passengers.

Travelers are advised to allocate additional time for check-in, security screening, and boarding procedures for a seamless journey. Dubai Airports emphasizes delivering an exceptional travel experience and appreciates guest cooperation during this bustling season.


  • Emirates passengers can use home, early, and self-check-in options, including city check-in.
  • flydubai passengers should arrive at least four hours before departure.
  • Other airline guests should arrive no earlier than three hours before departure, using online check-in where available.
  • Familiarize yourself with baggage allowances and packing rules to avoid surprises.
  • Prepare for security screening by placing metal items in hand luggage and following liquid guidelines.
  • Families with children over 12 can use Smart Gates for faster passport control.
  • Check destination travel regulations and prepare necessary documents.
  • Organize travel documents and weigh luggage beforehand to streamline the journey.
  • Pack spare batteries and power banks in hand luggage.
  • Limit farewells to home; only guests are allowed in terminals during peak times.
  • Utilize Dubai Metro to avoid road congestion around the airport.
  • Terminals 1 and 3 arrivals forecourts are restricted to public transport and authorized vehicles only.

News Source: Dubai Media Office

Shahba Mayyeri

Written by Shahba Mayyeri

Shahba is a Content Creator at HiDubai with 3 years of experience in crafting compelling stories and articles. She holds a Master’s degree in Media and Communications from MAHE Dubai.
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