That morning drive to work is about to get busier again with the influx of half a million people through Dubai International Airport, between now and the start of September.
A large percentage of this inbound DXB traffic will be people returning after the summer break. And it’s a figure that doesn’t include those that are simply transiting.
According to the Ministry of Education’s Calendar the majority of public and private schools’ terms should start on the 1st September. And with the Eid and Islamic New Year holiday falling in August / September, the demand for flights back to Dubai over this period will be even higher than usual.
In fact Mohammed Mattar, Divisional Senior Vice President of Emirates Airport Services, called it a “record-breaking period” for passenger arrivals.
If you’re travelling back soon, there are certain ways to streamline the arrivals process, by preparing ahead of time. Check if you’re able to use smart gates with your passport or Emirates ID. There’s direct access to the metro from Terminals one and three, as well as taxi services.
If you’re travelling with children, make sure you plan for slightly longer queue times. Just in case. Power packs for the tablets, extra books, stickers, snacks and water.
Dubai Week would like to extend a big ‘welcome home’ to all those making their way back to the UAE. We’ve missed you.