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Emirates airline expecting 200,000 passengers from Dubai over UAE National Day holiday

Top five destinations for UAE residents over the upcoming five-day holiday weekend are Georgia, Armenia, Baku, Istanbul and the Maldives

Emirates airline expecting 200,000 passengers from Dubai over UAE National Day holiday

Emirates airline said peak travel expected to start on Thursday and run right through to December 5

Emirates airline has revealed it expects over 40,000 passengers to travel through its Terminal 3 at Dubai International Airport on Friday ahead of the 48th UAE National Day holiday.

The airline has issued a reminder to customers to check-in early and arrive at the airport at the airport at least three hours before their flight departure to avoid any delays.

A statement said peak travel is expected to start on Thursday afternoon and will continue until December 5 with close to 200,000 Emirates passengers travelling from Dubai.

“Passengers are encouraged to build in extra travel time to avoid any delays with expected traffic congestion around Terminal 3 during this time,” it said.

It added: “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.”

According to online booking platform Holiday Factory, the top five destinations for UAE residents over the upcoming five-day holiday weekend are Georgia, Armenia, Baku, Istanbul and the Maldives, as well as the company’s new destination Kyrgyzstan.

A spokesperson from the company told Arabian Business: “The top 5 countries are the top, because majority of our travellers are from India and Philippines who get visa on arrival or visa free."

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