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Emirates expects a busy travel period ahead of holiday season

Travel is expected to reach an all-time high in the upcoming weeks for Emirates, as the airline expects yet another busy period with travellers heading from Dubai to destinations beyond for the holiday season.

Starting from December 12 to December 20, close to 300,000 Emirates passengers are expected to be travelling from Dubai.
 
The busiest time for departures from Terminal 3 will be on December 13 with close to 40,000 passengers expected. Customers are reminded to check-in and arrive three hours early to the airport to avoid any delays.
 
Passengers departing from Dubai can physically check in at the airport as early as 24 hours before flight departure, and are requested to check in no later than two hours prior to departure, regardless of class of travel. Customers who check in less than 60 minutes prior to their scheduled flight departure will not be accepted for travel, the airline said. Customers can also check in online on their desktops or mobile devices from 48 hours to 90 minutes before flight departure.
 
In addition to online check-in services, Emirates also offers convenient car park check-in facilities. Customers can use these to check-in and drop off their luggage. Alternatively, customers heading to Emirates Terminal 3 can choose to drop their luggage at one of the 46 dedicated bag drop counters in Economy Class or separate counters in First Class and Business Class from six hours to 90 minutes prior to departure. Families travelling with small children can use dedicated Family counters in Check in Zone 2.
 
After checking in, passengers are also advised to make sure they get to their boarding gate on time. Gates open 90 minutes before departure, boarding starts 45 minutes before each flight and gates close 20 minutes before departure. If passengers report late, Emirates will not be able to accept them for travel, it said. Check-in and gate closure timings will be strictly followed to ensure flights depart on schedule.
 
Close to 430,000 Emirates passengers are also expected to arrive into Dubai from December 20 to December 30 to celebrate the holidays and New Year period. Emirates passengers arriving into Dubai for the holiday celebrations can enjoy a seamless experience through DXB by using the smart gates to clear immigration quickly as well as pre-book the home delivery baggage service to reduce the wait time at the airport. - TradeArabia News Service