Dubai Airport Prepares for Busy Eid Al Fitr Holiday and Spring Break

Dubai International (DXB), the world’s premier airport for international passenger traffic, is gearing up for a surge of approximately 3.6 million guests from April 2 to April 15, coinciding with the week-long Eid Al Fitr holiday and spring break.

Anticipated Traffic and Busiest Day

Daily traffic during this period is expected to average over 258,000 guests, with weekends forecasted to be particularly busy. Saturday, April 13, is slated to be the peak day, with an estimated total of 292,000 guests.

Advisory for Passengers

Emirates passengers are advised to utilize the airline’s home, early, and self check-in facilities, including city check-in options.

Flydubai passengers are urged to arrive at the airport at least four hours prior to departure.

Passengers flying with other airlines should aim to arrive at DXB no earlier than three hours before the scheduled departure time.

Efficient Passport Control for Families

Families with children over 12 are encouraged to expedite the passport control process by utilizing Smart Gates.

Traffic Forecast

DXB surpassed pre-pandemic 2019 traffic levels in 2023, welcoming 87 million guests, with projections indicating traffic surpassing 88.8 million guests in 2024. The airport retained its position as the world’s number one airport by international passenger numbers for 2022, according to the Airports Council International (ACI).

Overall UAE Airport Traffic

In 2023, UAE airports collectively welcomed over 134 million passengers, with an expected increase to 140 million in 2024. The airports facilitated around 38 million arrivals, 37.805 million departures, and recorded 58.328 million transit passengers.

Popular Airport Services