Dubai International Airport gets ready to welcome two million passengers over next two weekends

Posted: 29-Jun-16 14:26

Dubai International Airport is looking to welcome nearly two million international passengers during the next two weekends of 30th June and 7th July. The world's busiest airport will welcome the increase in visitor numbers as schools in the United Arab Emirates break up for the summer holidays and the Islamic festival of Eid Al Fitr takes place in July.

Dubai International Airport gets ready to welcome two million passengers over next two weekends

Nearly two million international passengers are expected to travel through Dubai International Airport (DXB) over the next two weekends. The world’s busiest airport will launch the Hangout@DXB campaign to encourage travellers to arrive at the airport early and enjoy a range of activities.

The schools in the United Arab Emirates break up for the summer holidays last week and more than 900,000 passengers are expected to pass through the airport. On the weekend of 7th to 10th July, a similar number of passengers are expected to travel through for the Islamic festival of Eid Al Fitr.

The launch of the Hangout@DXB campaign by Dubai Airports will ensure that travellers find plenty to entertain themselves during their wait for flights or friends and family. Anita Mehra, the Senior Vice President of Communications and Reputation, at Dubai Airports, owner of Dubai International Airport, explained:

“Nearly a quarter of a million passengers will be passing through our facility every day during the two weekends. While we are very happy with the ongoing growth in traffic, we want to make sure that our customers can make the most of the wide range of food, spa, and shopping choices available at DXB, and have a comfortable and memorable start to their vacation.”

Last year, Dubai International Airport recorded 78 million visitors, which was a 10.7 per cent increase compared to 2014. Over 100 airlines connect the airport to 240 destinations worldwide, and in the month of December 2015 alone, passenger numbers reached 7.05 million.

The newly-opened $1.2 billion Concourse D facility at the airport is expected to increase passenger numbers to 90 million passengers a year. The facility boasts upscale premium lounges for BA and Qatar Airways, 32 gates, and is linked by an airport train to the renovated Terminal 1.

During the summer months, Dubai hosts an array of fun activities for all ages including sports events, music events, food festivals, and the annual Dubai Summer Surprises festival, which is organised by the Dubai Events and Promotions Establishment (DEPE), and offers a series of shopping promotions and discounts, music performances and kids’ activities throughout the summer.

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