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Emirates Is Preparing For Some Massively Busy Days Starting This Wednesday

Emirates Airlines and Dubai International Airport are bracing for a hugely busy few days starting on Wednesday, with the Eid Al Fitr break combined with the end of school year.

Emirates has issued a statement requesting passengers arrive three hours prior to their flight departure to allow enough time to pass through systems.

More than 106,000 passengers are expected to pass through Terminal 3 alone during the Eid period, with 37,000 expected on Friday, June 23.

What to do about it

Emirates has requested travellers arrive three hours prior to flights, and check-in desks will be open six hours prior to departures.

Emirates issued a statement advising passengers of additional measures:

Customers can also check in online on both their desktops and mobile devices from 48 hours to 90 minutes before flight departure.

In addition to these online check-in services, Emirates also offers check-in facilities near its car park area equipped with 16 check-in counters. Customers can use these to check in and drop off their luggage from 24 hours to six hours prior to departure.

Along with checked in baggage, passengers are strongly advised to adhere to carry-on baggage weight limits, which are 7kg for Economy Class and 14kg for Business and First Class.  Staff will be checking the weight of carry-on bags at various touch points before passengers board their flights.

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.

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