Emirates says over half a million people will arrive in Dubai over the next two weeks

The airline said it is implementing several initiatives to ensure smooth movement for passengers



Dubai airline Emirates has warned of another busy travel period coming up as travellers return after the summer holidays and Eid break.

Excluding transit passengers, over 500,000 people are expected to arrive into Dubai from August 20 until the beginning of September, the airline said in a statement.

Emirates said it is implementing several initiatives to ensure smooth movement for passengers from gate to arrivals, eliminating potential bottlenecks and cutting wait-times for travellers to complete their formalities.

Passengers can also expect reduced processing times at immigration counters when using smart gates, by using their Emirates ID or passport.

Close to 500,000 bags will be processed during the period and extra resources are being deployed to ensure smooth baggage flows.

Emirates passengers are informed about their designated baggage carousel prior to landing on their personal ice screens. The airline also offers a home delivery service where luggage is retrieved, cleared at customs and delivered to passengers.

Mohammed Mattar, divisional senior vice president, Emirates Airport Services said: “With another record breaking period coming up when it comes to passenger arrivals, we want to ensure that Emirates customers coming back to Dubai have the best experience possible starting from disembarkation through to every touchpoint and have positioned extra resources to ensure a speedy arrival journey.”