“The message to anyone travelling over the busy time is simple: plan your journey, arrive to the airport early and make the maximum use of your time here before you depart from DXB this year,” said Eugene Barry, EVP Commercial, Dubai Airports. “And as a top tip grab a copy of our exclusive airport magazine, Time Out DXB, and use the special vouchers on restaurants at the airport.”
All of Dubai International’s restaurants, duty free shops, and other services like foreign exchange and pharmacies are open 24 hours, and there are a whopping 150 food outlets, too. New openings include Tranzeet and S34.
“We are about to face the busiest days of the year here at Dubai International,” added Barry. “It is predicted that June 28 is going to be the first of our busy days during the summer holiday. The weekend of Thursday July 5 to Sunday July 8 is anticipated to be a busier time as the majority of local schools are breaking up for the summer. We expect during those few days to welcome over 1.1m travellers.”
Lucky travellers on Thursday will even get a special gig from British folk star Newton Faulkner, who will be playing a live gig at the airport.
His appearance is part of the musicDXB Ten-Hour Takeover, a special festival taking place in Terminal 3 from 7pm on Thursday through until 5am on Friday June 29.
And if you’re there for a while and in need of a nap following all that excitement, you can even grab forty winks at a sleep pod.
The airport must implement changes to ensure there’s a smooth transit for passengers, too.
Essa Al Shamsi, VP Terminal Operations, Dubai Airports said, “Preparations within the airport for the upcoming peak have been ongoing for the past couple of weeks. The entire operations team has been working closely with all our service partners to ensure a seamless journey for customers, from the moment they arrive at DXB to the moment they leave. For those travelling in the next few days, we would advise passengers to get to the airport early and encourage them to use the latest technologies we recently added, like the Smart Gates, to expedite their journey.”
Don’t forget to grab a copy of Time Out DXB to give you the full low-down of what’s going on at DXB, to ensure you don’t miss a minute of the fun.