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Friday December 14 to be busiest departure day at Dubai Airport

Emirates has urged customers to reach airport three hours early due to heavy roadworks and travel traffic

Friday December 14 to be busiest departure day at Dubai Airport

Friday, December 14 is set to be the busiest departure time in Dubai International Airport, with more than 30,000 passengers scheduled to travel through Terminal 3, according to Emirates airline. 

A total of 100,000 passengers will pass through the terminal over the upcoming weekend ahead of the winter holiday break.   

Peak travel will continue throughout December, with high passenger traffic occurring on Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd. 

Emirates has urged flyers to arrive at the airport at least three hours before their flight departures due to road works and infrastructure enhancements happening around main airport highways.

Passengers are requested to check in no later than two hours prior to departure, regardless of class, and can physically check in at the airport as early as six hours prior to flying.

Travellers who check in less than 60 minutes before their scheduled flight will not be allowed to travel.

However, customers can check in online on their desktops or mobile devices from 48 hours to 90 minutes before their flight departure.

Emirates also offers car park check-in facilities with 16 check-in counters in Zone C, where customers can also drop off their luggage.

Passengers are advised to adhere to carry-on baggage weight limits (7 kg for Economy Class and 14 kg for Business and First Class) as staff will be checking the weight of carry-on bags at various touch points before passengers board their flights.

Following check in, passengers are advised to get to their boarding gate on time, where gates open 90 minutes before departure, boarding starts 45 minutes before each flight and gates close 20 minutes before departure.

If passengers report late Emirates will not be able to accept them for travel.

Customers travelling through Terminal 3 can enjoy an Emirates Christmas tree decked with Fly With Me Animals including popular characters Peek U the panda, Lewis the lion, Savannah the elephant, Ernie the penguin and a limited edition of Bell the robin, which is offered to kids on-board throughout December.

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