DXB set for busiest holiday rush of the year

Dubai Airports is gearing up for what's expected to be one of the busiest travel periods of the year so far at the Dubai International (DXB).

The number of passengers travelling through DXB is expected to increase between March 25-28, and again between April 7-9 as schools close for their spring holidays.

Essa Al Shamsi, Vice President of Terminal Operations at Dubai Airports, urged passengers to follow a few steps to ensure "a smooth start to their vacation".

"To avoid congestion on the road in and out of the airport, we recommend using the Dubai Metro. There are Metro stations at both Terminals 1 and 3, and operating hours have been extended to cater for the key arrival and departure times during the peak periods," he said.

Travellers over the age of 12 are recommended to use the Smart Gates to speed up passport checks at departure and arrival, while those flying from Terminal 3 have been urged to use the self-service check-in facilities.

"Considering that access to the arrivals forecourt in Terminal 3 is limited to public transport and other authorised vehicles only, friends and families are advised to use the airport’s designated car parks or valet service to receive their guests," he added.

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