DUBAI, UAE: 2 July 2021: Emirates is expecting more than
450,000 passengers to travel from, to and through Terminal 3 at Dubai
International Airport over the course of the next two weekends on over 1,600

The busiest days for the airline will be the next two
weekends, 2 to 3 July and 9 to 10 July, although high passenger traffic is
expected to start today and will run through to 12 July.

In addition, close to 100,000 passengers will be arriving in
Dubai on Emirates flights to start their summer holidays during that same

All Emirates and DXB touchpoints are fully prepared to
manage the increase in passenger traffic, with measures and protocols in place
designed to enhance safety as customers move through Terminal 3. 

This includes robust and consistent cleaning protocols for
high traffic areas such as seats and handrails; modern cleaning technologies
for surfaces in Emirates’ dedicated lounges keeping them germ-free for longer;
social distancing measures through floor markings, signage and airport
employees safely managing the flow of passengers; hand sanitising stations as
well as Plexiglas partitions at Emirates check-in desks and in Emirates
Lounges, amongst numerous other measures.

Customers are strongly urged to arrive at the airport at
least three hours before their flight departure to avoid delays. Passengers are
encouraged to build in extra time for their journey with expected heavy road
traffic coming into Terminal 3.

Customers are also reminded to review the latest travel requirements to their booked destination, including whether forms, vaccination certificates or negative PCR tests are required on the Emirates Travel Hub, which has the latest information for every country on the airline’s route network.

Customers can physically check-in and drop off their luggage
at any Emirates counter 24 hours before departure.* All passengers physically
checking in at the airport are requested to check-in no later than 3 hours
prior to departure. Customers who present themselves less than 60 minutes prior
to their scheduled flight departure will not be accepted for travel. They can
also check-in online 48 hours to 90 minutes before flight departure. Those who
opt to check-in online are reminded to visit the Emirates check-in counters or
contactless kiosks to complete the required travel documentation checks and

Customers are also advised to make sure they get to their
boarding gate on time. Gates open 90 minutes before departure, boarding starts
45 minutes before each flight, and gates close 20 minutes before departure.

A touchless, paperless experience for smoother journeys

Emirates customers can look forward to an easier and hassle-free
airport experience with contactless check-in, its biometric path and enhanced
digital verification of Covid-19 medical information. The airline has sharpened
its focus on technologies and services that optimise passenger processing to
minimise queues for a fast-tracked experience that prioritises safety and

Significantly reducing wait times, Emirates’ contactless
kiosks are completely controlled by personal mobile devices without the need to
touch the screens, providing another way passengers can enjoy a safe and
efficient pre-boarding experience. Along with check-in, customers can choose
seats on board, drop off their bags, and even pay for ancillary products like
extra baggage.**

Customers can also use Emirates’ biometric path for a
contactless journey via 18 check-in desks and seven biometric boarding gates,
with virtually no document checks and less queuing.

Emirates is also leading the way in providing more ways for
its customers to fulfil their pre-departure health requirements through digital
verification. Customers flying between Dubai and London, Barcelona, Madrid,
Istanbul, New York JFK, Moscow, Frankfurt, Charles De Gaulle, and Amsterdam can
also now use the IATA Travel Pass to manage their COVID-19 travel
documentation, including vaccination and latest PCR test results. The airline
is progressing on plans to roll out the IATA Travel Pass solution across its
global network this summer.

In July, Emirates will also connect the Alhosn app with its
check-in systems, in addition to its existing integration with the Dubai Health
Authority (DHA). Customers will have the advantage of digital retrieval and
verification of COVID-19 medical records for a paperless experience regardless
of where in the UAE they had completed their vaccination or COVID-19 PCR and
antigen tests.

Emirates will also be reopening its dedicated First Class
Lounge in Concourse B for its customers on 1 July to cater to the surge in
passenger demand, particularly in the premium classes. With a seating capacity for
540 customers and more space between seating and dining areas, the First Class
Lounge will offer a luxurious retreat before departure.

*Except for flights to the USA

**The contactless kiosk service is available to all destinations except to the US, Canada, China, India and Hong Kong