Dubai’s Emirates urges passengers to arrive early ahead of Eid holiday

The carrier said 106,000 travellers would pass through Dubai International’s Terminal 3 during the Eid period

Dubai airline Emirates has urged travellers to arrive at Dubai International’s Terminal 3 at least three hours before their flight’s departure time due to higher passenger traffic ahead of the Eid Al Fitr holiday.

The carrier said 106,000 travellers would pass through the terminal during the Eid period, 37,000 of which are expected on the busiest day Friday, June 23.

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It also warned of on-going heavy road workers and construction around the main airport highways and encouraged customers to leave extra time for potential delays.

Passengers can check-in at the airport as early as six hours before departure and are requested to check in no later than 90 minutes before their flight time. The cut off point for check-in is 60 minutes prior to departure.

Online check-in is available from 48 hours to 90 minutes before departure and the airline offers 16 check-in counters in its car park area to drop off bags from 24 to six hours prior to departure.

The airline also warned that staff would be checking bag weight of carry-on luggage and advised customers to stick with the 7kg limit for economy and 14kg limit for business and first class.

Customers on US-bound flights were encouraged to pack large electronics into their check-in luggage due to travel restrictions introduced in March.

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Emirates said a special check-in area of 20 counters had been setup for families and also advised passengers to be at their gate no later than 20 minutes before departure.