Flying out of Dubai today? Emirates issues advisory for Eid travellers
Dubai - The busiest time for departures at Terminal 3 will be today.
Dubai-based Emirates is gearing up for heavy passenger numbers during the upcoming Eid Al Adha holidays.
The busiest time for departures at Terminal 3 will be on Friday, August 9, with close to 100,000 passengers travelling through the terminal. Customers are reminded to arrive at the airport at least three hours before their flight departure.
Peak travel is expected to start on Thursday, August 8, in the evening and continue until Saturday, August 10, with over 372,000 Emirates passengers travelling from Dubai. Passengers are encouraged to build in extra travel time to avoid any delays with expected traffic congestion and road works around Terminal 3 during this time.
Passengers can physically check in at the airport as early as 24 hours before flight departure, and are requested to check in no later than two hours prior to departure, regardless of class of travel. Customers who check in less than 60 minutes prior to their scheduled flight departure will not be accepted for travel. Customers can also check in online on both their desktops and mobile devices from 48 hours to 90 minutes before flight departure.
After checking in, passengers are also advised to make sure they get to their boarding gate on time. Gates open 90 minutes before departure, boarding starts 45 minutes before each flight and gates close 20 minutes before departure.