Passengers flying with certain airlines will now be able to check-in for their flight at the dnata Travel store at The Dubai Mall.
Those travelling from Dubai International Airport, that are booked to fly with SAUDIA; flynas; China Southern; Kuwait Airways; Gulf Air; SaudiGulf; Royal Jordanian; and Ethiopian Airlines will be able to check their bags at The Dubai Mall and then roam the mall suitcase free.
The company behind the service, Dubz are a baggage logistics operation and part of the dnata Travel family. And passengers will be able to use the Dubz desk, inside the dnata Travel store, located on the lower ground level of The Dubai Mall to say ‘ciao’ to their checked bags, before they even get to the airport.
The service is charged at AED 99 for one customer and one piece of luggage (additional bags at a charge of AED 40 each, with a cap at AED 249 and 10 bags). The operational hours are 10am-10pm seven days a week.
Essentially the same time as The Dubai Mall retail stores are open for.
Once you’ve checked-in, received your baggage tags and boarding passes you’re free to explore the full leisure and entertainment space at the mall.
Why it’s a good idea
Shop for last minute souvenirs (as long as you can fit the items in your hand luggage); get lost in a CGI wonderland at the VR Park; chill out with a skate round the ice rink; encounter gentle underwater giants at the Aquarium; catch a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants; or even watch The Dubai Fountain show one last time, #babyshark FTW.
Holiday makers can then head to the metro link tunnel before jumping on the Red Line and off to DXB. Just make sure you arrive at the correct airport terminal 60 minutes before scheduled departure of your flight and head straight to passport control.