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Dubai International Airport preparing for busiest weekend of the year


Dubai International Airport (DXB) is preparing for its busiest weekend of the year and expects to handle more than one million passengers over an 11 day period that traditionally marks the end of the summer holidays in the UAE.

The expected surge in numbers to over 100,000 passengers a day at DXB also coincides with the UAE’s easing of travel restrictions for inbound and transit passengers from several Asian and African countries including India.

While the UK upgraded the UAE to its ‘Amber’ list of countries opening travel for more travellers.

“We are prepared, and we are doing everything we can to make sure that passengers have a safe and smooth experience at DXB,” aid Essa Al Shamsi, vice president of terminal operations at Dubai Airports.

“But given the recent changes in travel requirements, which can often differ depending on the starting point and the destination of a journey, passengers can make a big difference to their airport experience by following a few simple rules and tips.

“Considering that volume of passengers will be significantly higher in the arrivals area during this period, it is important that meeters and greeters do not congest the road in the terminal forecourt and that they pick up their arriving friends and family in comfort by using the car park or valet service.”

Dubai Airports notes that it is working closely with its service and commercial partners including 55 international carriers, 100 plus F&B and retail outlets, and control and health authorities, to ensure the well-being and comfort of the customers.

It adds that its comprehensive measures to maintain the health, safety and wellbeing of customers and staff across its facilities includes periodic cleaning, social distancing markers, providing hand sanitiser stations around the airport, the use of protective plexiglass at check-in and immigration counters.

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