The sudden increase could be due to the easing of international travel restrictions, making it easier for people from Asia and Africa to enter the UAE
The operator of Dubai International Airport has warned travellers that DXB is preparing for its busiest weekend so far this year, as it is expecting to handle more than a million passengers over the next 11 days.
Daily peaks are expected to reach 100,000 over the weekends.
Dubai Airports said that the sudden increase is due to the ending of the summer holidays, with families travelling back to the UAE, and the changing of travel regulations which were recently eased for passengers from several Asian and African destinations.
The UK also decided to move the region onto its ‘amber’ list of countries, opening up travel for certain customers.
“We are prepared, and we are doing everything we can to make sure that passengers have a safe and smooth experience at DXB,” said Essa Al Shamsi, vice president of terminal operations at Dubai Airports. “But given the recent changes in travel requirements, which can often differ depending on the starting point and the destination of a journey, passengers can make a big difference to their airport experience by following a few simple rules and tips.”
Dubai Airports has stated that it is working alongside its 55 commercial carriers and more than 100 food and beverage outlets to ensure the health and wellbeing of staff and passengers.