Flying out of Dubai? Partial closure of airport tunnel begins today

Staff Report/Dubai
Filed on June 29, 2018 | Last updated on June 29, 2018 at 08.11 am
Flying out of Dubai? Partial closure of airport tunnel begins today


The partial road closure begins at 12.30am on Friday.

If you are due to take a flight from Dubai International Airport this weekend, pay attention to this new advisory by RTA.

Two lanes of the airport tunnel out of the four will be closed every Friday from 12:30 am till 11 am for the next 22 weeks.

The partial lane closure will start tomorrow, June 29 and will go on till November 16, 2018. 

The holiday season is upon us, and thousands of UAE residents will soon be heading to the airport for their next vacation, or a trip back home.

Dubai international airport (DXB), where close to 90 million passengers are expected to visit this year, is about to face one of its busiest days of the year soon.

Eugene Barry, EVP commercial, Dubai Airports said, "It is predicted that June 28 is going to be the first of our busy days during the summer holiday. The weekend of July 5 to 8 is anticipated to be a busier time as the majority of local schools are breaking up for the summer. We expect during those few days to welcome over 1.1m travellers."

Talking of the specific changes being implemented in the passenger-facing areas, Essa Al Shamsi, VP Terminal Operations, Dubai Airports said, "Preparations within the airport for the upcoming peak have been ongoing for the past couple of weeks. The entire operations team has been working closely with all our service partners to ensure a seamless journey for customers, from the moment they arrive at DXB to the moment they leave. For those travelling in the next few days, we would advise passengers to get to the airport early and encourage them to use the latest technologies we recently added, like the Smart Gates, to expedite their journey."


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