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Fun on the go with flydubai travel tips

Planning ahead is key to hassle free travel this Eid break

With a significant increase in passengers expected to travel every day with flydubai this Eid break, the airline has compiled a list of its most important travel tips to help travellers maximise this holiday. 

flydubai, which operates from Terminal 2 (DXB) and Al Maktoum International at Dubai World Central (DWC), is expecting an increase in passenger numbers between Tuesday 05 July and Saturday 09 July 2016. Since traveling needn’t be a hassle, follow these simple tips to spend even more time having fun this Eid.  

Take your time

Don’t leave it all to the last minute. With up to 125 flydubai flights per day, the airport is going to be busy so allow plenty of time to get there. Aim to be at the terminal at least four hours before departure and remember that check-in for any flydubai flight will close 60 minutes before departure.

It might sound simple but do double check which airport you are departing from before leaving home to avoid a wasted journey on Sheikh Zayed Road.

Queue jump with online check-in

Save time at the airport by checking-in online up to 90 minutes before your flight with online check-in available for all flights departing from Dubai (except Jeddah and Madinah).

Didn’t have time to check-in online? Simply head to one of flydubai’s self-service kiosks between 24 hours and one hour before departure to speed up the process. All passengers need is a booking reference and machine readable passport. Check-in, choose your seat and print your boarding pass at the touch of a button. Passengers with bags to check in, can go the bag drop desk so they can be tagged and accepted for the flight before heading to security. 

Pack smart

No one likes having to repack their bags at the airport so be aware of the luggage limits when you pack. Economy Class passengers are permitted to carry up to one item of hand baggage weighing no more than 7 kg on board for free as well as one laptop bag or handbag. Business Class passengers can carry up to two items of hand baggage on board with a combined weight of 15 kg.

Pack any liquids, aerosols and gels (LAGs) in a clear re-sealable plastic bag and remember that for safety reasons passengers are not permitted to fly with items powered by lithium batteries such as hoverboards, mini segways, balance wheels and solowheels. This applies to hand baggage and checked baggage. For more information about restrictions on the carriage of lithium batteries and other dangerous goods, passengers are advised to read the carrier’s baggage policy available on


And relax

flydubai’s onboard offering includes an interactive In-Flight Entertainment System for every seat with a choice of more than 2,000 hours of entertainment in Arabic, English, Hindi and Russian. It’s also introduced WiFi connectivity and Live TV for the first time on selected flights. So sit back and relax. You are on holiday after all.

About flydubai

From its home in Dubai, flydubai has created a network of more than 90 destinations and over the next decade the airline will see its fleet grow by up to 237 aircraft. Since commencing operations in June 2009, flydubai has been committed to removing barriers to travel, creating free flows of trade and tourism and enhancing connectivity between different cultures across its ever-expanding network.

flydubai has marked its journey with a number of milestones that represent the scale of the ambition planned for the airline:

  • An expanding network: Created a network of more than 90 destinations in 48 countries across Africa, Central Asia, the Caucasus, Central and South-East Europe, the GCC and the Middle East, and the Indian Subcontinent.
  • Serving underserved markets: Opened up more than 65 new routes that did not previously have direct air links to Dubai or were not served by a UAE national carrier from Dubai.
  • An efficient single fleet-type: Operates a single fleet-type of more than 50 Boeing 737 aircraft. 
  • Record-breaking orders: Placed the largest single-aisle aircraft orders in the region at the 2013 and 2017 editions of the Dubai Airshow.
  • Enhancing connectivity: Carried more than 75 million passengers since it began operations in 2009.

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Dubai Aviation Corporation, trading as “flydubai”,
Dubai International Airport,
PO Box 353,

For enquiries relating to your booking, please call the Contact Centre on +971 600 544 445