Dubai's DXB to handle more than one million passengers between August 12-22
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Dubai’s DXB to handle more than one million passengers between August 12-22

Dubai’s DXB to handle more than one million passengers between August 12-22

Travellers are urged to stay abreast of the latest travel regulations

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Dubai International (DXB) airport is expecting to handle over a million passengers between August 12-22, with daily peaks averaging 100,000 customers during weekends.

To this effect, Dubai Airports has urged travellers to stay abreast of the latest travel regulations and plan their journeys accordingly.

The surge is the outcome of a coinciding of the seasonal peak at the end of the summer holidays when families travel back to the UAE with recent changes in travel regulations affecting several countries.

Dubai Airports is working with service and commercial partners, including 55 international carriers, and over 100 F&B and retail outlets, and control and health authorities, to ensure the well-being of passengers, a statement said.

The UAE recently eased travel regulations for inbound and transit passengers from several Asian and African countries including India.

Read: UAE permits entry of select travellers from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, three other countries

Meanwhile, the UK also upgraded the UAE to its ‘Amber’ list of countries, opening travel for select travellers.

Read: UAE, Bahrain, Qatar and India removed from UK’s travel red list

“We are prepared, and we are doing everything we can to make sure that passengers have a safe and smooth experience at DXB. But given the recent changes in travel requirements, which can often differ depending on the starting point and the destination of a journey, passengers can make a big difference to their airport experience by following a few simple rules and tips,” said Essa Al Shamsi, vice president of terminal operations at Dubai Airports.

“Considering that volume of passengers will be significantly higher in the arrivals area during this period, it is important that meeters and greeters do not congest the road in the terminal forecourt and that they pick up their arriving friends and family in comfort by using the car park or valet service,” he added.

In light of recent changes to travel requirements due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Dubai Airports strongly urges all customers to check with their airline for information on travel requirements specific to their journey as well as confirm the terminal their flight is arriving into/departing from before coming to the airport. Passengers must be aware of and meet the travel requirements of the country they are travelling to (including a negative PCR test report before the start of their journey).

Customers must ensure they always wear a protective face mask and maintain physical distancing at the airport, abstain from travelling or visiting public places and seek medical advice if they are experiencing any Covid-19 symptoms and ensure that their travel documents are updated and valid before heading to the airport.

Dubai Airports manages the operation and development of both of Dubai’s airports – DXB (Dubai International) and DWC (Dubai World Central). Some 53 scheduled international carriers currently connect DXB to 163 cities across 88 countries.

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