Heavy congestion on roads leading to airports and towards other emirates as residents travel for the Eid al Adha holidays
8 August 2019| Last updated on 8 August 2019
Leaving for Eid al Adha? Dubai Police issues advisory to drivers and flight passengers
High traffic is expected this weekend for the four-day Eid al Adha holidays from August 10 - 13, with early congestion already causing significant delays to motorists on Thursday morning. Busy times are expected on Friday, August 9 and Saturday, August 10 as residents take the airport roads heading towards departures.
Emirates Airlines is anticipating over 372,000 passengers travelling through Terminal 3 for the holidays, with an estimated 100,000 flyers arriving to the terminal on Friday. Those travelling out of UAE for Eid are strongly advised to arrive at least three hours before departure, and for Emirates passengers to check in as early as possible with their 24 hours window to avoid delays at the airport.
Flyers are also encouraged to allocate additional road travel time due to the highly anticipated traffic congestion and extra road works near Terminal 3.