The CEO of Dubai Airports Paul Griffiths expects a ‘huge’ surge in summer travel!
Heat is the first thing that immediately jumps to everybody’s mind when you mention Dubai in July.
Maybe some people will Visit Dubai at the peak of summer and maybe not. In both cases, Dubai gearing up for a busy travel period as the summer vacation begins. Many families and other passengers are expected to fly to or from Dubai International Airport (DXB) in July to spend the holiday summer.
It’s one of the world’s busiest international airports, it handled over 13.6 million arrivals, departures, and transit travelers in the first three months of 2022.
Some people may travel to Dubai for their summer holiday in addition, Transit Travelers, Flight cancellations, and delays can create chaos in the airport.
The climate in Dubai in July
You are reaching peak summer temperatures for Dubai in July. The average daytime maximum temperature for July is 41.3C (106.3 F), however, maximum daytime temperatures can reach up to 48.5C (119.3 F). overnight the temperature only dips as far as 30.4 C (86.7F).
Here are some tips for your vacation in July at Dubai Airport (DXB).
Gone are the days when airports were simply large waiting rooms. Now they’re the start of your vacation! And Dubai International Airport is no exception. So why not start your vacation stress-free, arrive a little early, and enjoy what’s on offer. Here’s our pick of the top things to do at Dubai Airport.
- Arrive early, 4 hours prior to the flight time
- Do Self and online check-in at Dubai airport
- Weigh your luggage in advance
- Arrange with your airline early for the special assistance service if needed (when traveling with elderlies or children)
- Access the DXB lounge to avoid crowds, airssist can assist in this.
- Be smart about when you fly
- Book airports meet and greet from airssist, to avoid standing in queues and cut the time.
- Prepare your COVID19 Vaccine Certification or PCR (check COVID requirements in advance with your airline)
- Consider the airport road traffic and choose the fewer traffic roads to avoid being late to the airport, or book airssist airport transfer service and our professional chauffeurs can handle this situation.
1- Arrive early, 4 hours prior to the flight time
Even if you check-in online, it is a good idea to get to the airport at least 4 hours in advance, especially if you’ve booked your flights since the beginning of July. It’s just a month away from school vacations and the rush is going to be crazy.
2- Do Self and online check-in at Dubai airport
During peak hours, check-in at the counter may take up more than 30 minutes. Online check-in is usually available on the airline’s website from 1.5 hours before departure.
Self-check-in kiosks are often also available where you can print your boarding pass and then simply drop off your baggage at a quick baggage drop counter.
3- Weigh your luggage in advance
Be sure to weigh luggage using a scale at home or at weighing stations at the airport. This will ensure that you won’t have to unpack your luggage at the check-in counter in case you go over your allowed weight. You could get a mini digital scale for as less as Dh15 from a Mercato budget store.
4- Arrange with your airline early for the special assistance service if needed (when traveling with elderlies or children)
If you’re traveling with a child or senior citizen, inform your airline in advance of special needs. Wheelchair services are offered for the elderly for free, with their assistance you can get through lines quickly.
5- Access the DXB lounge to avoid crowds, airssist can assist in this.
If you’ve booked yourself a meet and greet service airssist can assist you to obtain access to Dubai Airport’s lounges where you can eat and drink your heart out. But if you’re not, you won’t be so lucky, but you can still access the Dubai Airport Marhaba Lounge for a fee. They are dotted around the airport and include shower facilities, a children’s room, a snooze room, a buggy car transfer to departure gates, and even a cinema room.
6-Be smart about when you fly
“One of the easiest ways to avoid airport crowds in summer is to travel at less popular times”. Says Jeff Klee, CEO of Cheap Air an online agency.
Not only will you usually get a better-priced ticket but taking a very early morning or very late-night flight will generally make for a less crowded, and therefore less stressful experience. certain weekdays will both be cheaper and less busy, so look for tickets on Monday, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, and avoid if you can travel on Sundays.
7- Book airports meet and greet from airssist, to avoid standing in queues and cut the time.
Book airports meet and greet from airssist, to avoid standing on queues and cut the time. A friendly greeter/personal assistant will be holding your name board and will meet you at the arrival gate. The airport personal assistant will guide you through all airport procedures and help you to finish all the paperwork and formalities on the check-in, immigration, and COVID-19 test counters, without waiting in queues.
In addition, With the airport’s fast-track service, you will pass through unoccupied special lanes for check-in, immigration, security, and COVID-19 tests. You will also go through the airport clearance processes with ease, with no delays, and without having to wait in the regular queues of the complicated airport formalities.
Airport Lounge access is included in the Meet and Greet service in most airports but not all of them, according to the airport facilities and service provider. So, sometimes you will need to request airport lounge access as an add-on to the Meet and Greet service.
8- Prepare your COVID19 Vaccine Certification or PCR (check COVID requirements in advance with your airline)
Check COVID requirements in advance with your airline and always Stay up to date with information about COVID-19 testing and quarantine requirements.
9- Consider the airport road traffic and choose the fewer traffic roads to avoid being late to the airport, or book airssist airport transfer service and our professional chauffeurs can handle this situation.
Choose the less congested highways to avoid arriving late at the airport, book airssist airport transfer service and our skilled chauffeurs will manage the problem whether you need a ride to/from the airport or a full-day transfer, or inter-city transfer. We are here to ensure that you have a smooth sail to your destination.
If we ask you about memories of your last trip to a busy airport, what will you think about it?
After a 12-hour journey, tired passengers waited in long immigration lines? Or a confused elderly attempting to navigate airport processes without assistance? Perhaps a lonely businessman who missed a wonderful chance due to delays in airport lines, causing him to miss his flight? Not to mention all you’ve seen on this long, packed journey.
However, with the Meet and Greet service, you don’t need to experience all these difficulties anymore.
Whether you are a first-time traveler, VIP traveler, business traveler, the parent of a child who is traveling without a companion, or an elderly who needs assistance, the Meet and Greet service became a necessity for you because it facilitates your airport experience and guarantees a quick, smooth, contactless, and safe journey at the airport, by having a personal assistant who speaks your language and guides you through the all procedures to fast track your airport journey.