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Dubai Airport to have ‘record-breaking’ weekend

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Emirates has warned passengers that this weekend is likely to be the busiest of 2015. The airline expects over 34,000 people to be checking-in at Terminal 3 in Dubai Airport on December 18, and over 535,000 people are expected to travel with emirates from December 17 to December 19.

If you’re going to be amongst the crowds it’s definitely best to leave extra time at the airport. Although Emirates is expecting the highest footfall at Dubai Airport on Friday 18th, the airport is extremely busy today and is likely to remain busy until the end of the month. Top destinations for people travelling from Dubai include Beirut, London, Bangkok, Istanbul, Karachi and Cairo.

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Mohammed H. Mattar, Divisional Senior Vice President, Emirates Airport Services said: “With record breaking numbers of passengers flying with Emirates this week, it is our mission to make their journey as hassle free as possible. Additional staff will be on hand at the airport to assist and provide guidance to customers. Due to increased passenger volumes at check-in and security screenings, we ask all travellers to ensure they are aware of check-in and gate closure timings. Customers who wish to shop at Dubai Airport’s extensive duty free facilities, dine at its many restaurants, and relax in Emirates Concourse A and B lounges are advised to factor in more time into their travel plans.”

Customers are warned that they will need extra time at the airport, which will be surrounded by heavy traffic. Check-in counters are open six hour before departure, and those travelling are advised to arrive at the airport at least three hours before their flight leaves.

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A reminder has also been issued to confirm that those who try to check-up less that 60 minutes before their flight jets off won’t be allowed through to departures.

So get organised, and enjoy your travels!

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