Emirates expects rush of Dubai visitors for NYE, shopping festival


By Staff  www.arabianbusiness.com

Travel is expected to reach an all-time high at the end of this week for Emirates Airline, as visitors flock into Dubai for New Year’s celebrations and the upcoming Dubai Shopping Festival.

2Excluding transit passengers, over 174,000 people are expected to arrive into Dubai from Monday until just after New Year’s Day, Emirates said in a statement.

In addition, more than 103,000 travellers will be making their way to Emirates’ dedicated Terminal 3 facilities in just the three days between January 2-4, to depart Dubai, the airline added.

The busiest day to the start of 2016 is expected to be on Saturday January 2, Emirates predicted.

Mohammed H Mattar, divisional senior vice president, Emirates Airport Services said: “With another record breaking week coming up, we want to ensure that passing through the airport is as stress-free as possible. More info