Emirates expects air travel to peak in Dubai during New Year
December 27, 2017: Travel is expected to peak once again at the end of the year for Emirates as the airline is expecting yet another busy period with visitors flocking into Dubai for New Year's celebrations.
Over 250,000 people are expected to arrive into Dubai between December 28 and couple of days after the New Year, while 200,000 travellers would be departing from Dubai. Additionally, over 350,000 travellers will be connecting through Emirates' dedicated Terminal-3 facilities during the same time.
The busiest time for departures will be starting on January 1, 2018 in the afternoon and continuing all day on January 2 and 3 next year.
With road works and major infrastructure enhancements happening around the main airport highways during this time, Emirates has urged customers to build in extra time to their journeys to avoid potential delays.
Customers have been asked to arrive at the airport at least three hours before their flight departures. Passengers can physically check in at the airport as early as six hours before departing on their flight, and are requested to check in no later than 2 hours prior to departure, regardless of class of travel.
Meanwhile, in addition to online check-in services, Emirates has offers convenient car park check-in facilities equipped with 16 check-in counters, located in Zone C. Customers can use these to check in and drop off their luggage. Along with checked in baggage, passengers are strongly advised to adhere to carry-on baggage weight limits, which are 7 kg for economy class and 14 kg for business and first class.