Tomorrow marks the beginning of a busy travel period, thus Emirates airline advised customers to arrive at the airport up to three hours before their flights and take advantage of a number of convenient options to finish check-in.
According to the airline, the region will be busy with major sporting events, the lengthy UAE National Day weekend, and the forthcoming holiday season, which will result in an increase in travelers to Dubai.
Visitors arriving for the many winter events, including those attending the 2022 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix this weekend, those going to Doha for soccer matches, and those coming for the Emirates Dubai 7s, which will host 5,500 athletes from 32 nations, are among those flying into the emirate’s airports.
As UAE citizens take advantage of the long weekend, there will be a lot of outbound travel on UAE National Day as well. Starting on December 16, Emirates anticipates the annual “super outbound peak” for the holiday season.
Here are some suggestions for a stress-free trip, in addition to getting to the airport up to three hours before a flight:
Passengers are to download the Emirates app on their phone to get instant access to all of their flight information. Users can book and modify flights, download a digital boarding pass for the majority of destinations, check the onboard menu, reserve a chauffeur drive, and even choose and schedule movies to watch on the in-flight entertainment system.
Additionally, passengers are advised to check in from home or organize their bags beforehand. Dropping off bags the night before departure is a fantastic and free option, especially for families traveling with kids. When departing from Dubai, passengers can check in early, drop off their luggage at the airport 12 hours prior to takeoff if travelling to the US or Tel Aviv, and then arrive at the airport and go straight through immigration.
After that, passengers must check in remotely or online in Ajman. The online check-in option is available to all passengers 48 hours prior to takeoff. They can choose a seat, their preferred meal, and any last-minute upgrade options with just a few clicks. It is simple to download a digital boarding pass at the airport and drop off bags at the designated baggage drop desks.
At the Ajman Central Bus Terminal, travelers who are starting their journeys from Ajman can also benefit from a 24-hour city check-in service. In addition to checking in up to four hours prior to the flight’s departure, presenting health documents, checking in luggage, and collecting boarding passes, passengers can purchase a bus ticket for Dh20 and travel directly to Emirates Terminal 3 with regular bus departures running from four in the morning until eleven thirty at night. Travelers can just keep going to their flight once they get to the airport.
Self-check-in kiosks are to be used by passengers. The self-check-in kiosks at the airport offer a quick and simple choice. Travelers can use a mobile device to operate the touchscreen kiosk without touching it, or they can follow the instructions on the touchscreen kiosk to finish the check-in process.
Finally, travelers are urged to use biometrics wisely. The Smart Tunnel at Dubai International Airport is a first-of-its-kind passport control system for passengers traveling in First and Business Class. Passengers simply walk through the tunnel and are cleared by immigration officials without the need for human assistance or a physical passport stamp. A short photo taken at check-in is all that is necessary to register and collect facial data.
Travelers can sign up to use the Smart Gates at Emirates Terminal 3 to bypass Immigration on each trip back to Dubai. Passengers can utilize their passport, boarding pass, or a legitimate UAE ID if they are citizens or residents of the UAE. GCC nationals and visitors with visas on arrival and a biometric passport may also use Smart Gates.