Emirates ready to welcome over 500,000 people into Dubai

Travel to reach all-time high with end of summer holidays
Emirates ready to welcome over 500,000 people into Dubai
By Gavin Gibbon
Tue 20 Aug 2019 11:26 AM

Over half-a-million people are expected to arrive into Dubai on Emirates flights from Tuesday, August 20, through to the beginning of September.

Travel is expected to reach an all-time high in the coming weeks as the Eid breaks and summer holidays come to an end.

“With another record breaking period coming up when it comes to passenger arrivals, we want to ensure that Emirates customers coming back to Dubai have the best experience possible starting from disembarkation through to every touchpoint and have positioned extra resources to ensure a speedy arrival journey," said Mohammed Mattar, divisional senior vice president, Emirates Airport Services. 

Emirates has a number of services and initiatives in place to ensure stress-free movement from gate to arrivals, eliminating potential bottlenecks and cutting wait-times for passengers to complete their formalities. 

After disembarkation, passengers with restricted mobility can book wheelchair assistance from the aircraft to the terminal entrance.  

For families, baby strollers are available on arrivals for their convenience at every Emirates gate, placed in special cupboards so that customers can quickly identify them. Buggies are also available to customers upon request.

Emirates customers can expect reduced processing times at immigration counters when using smart gates, by simply using their Emirates ID or passport, with which they can ‘clear’ immigration in seconds without human intervention or the need for a physical passport return stamp.

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