THE United Arab Emirates city of Dubai is undoubtedly popular among travelers, having recorded 15.9 million visitors in 2018. Its airport, voted the world’s third busiest airport by passenger traffic, received 43.74 million passengers in the first half of 2018.
This is because Dubai is not only one of the most popular cities in the world but also a choice transit hub for air passengers who are flying long-haul. As a nod to this, Dubai has been pumping in extra effort to make stopovers interesting for travelers.
Last month, Dubai International Airport (DXB) announced it was getting its own resident DJs, making it the first-ever airport in the world to do so. This will not only allow DXB to share its love of music and showcase up and coming talent with passing-through travelers but also enrich the overall airport customer experience.
DXB has also announced it would soon be launching the “Smart Gate”, the first of its kind in the world, which would enable each passenger to pass through immigration without assistance or travel document or ID and within only 10 seconds.
With this system in place, first and business class travelers can tuck their passports away when traveling through DXB as they will only be required to walk through the biometric recognition system.
But if being confined in DXB for hours is the last thing on your mind after a long-haul flight, there is one other way to make your stopover in Dubai worthwhile – the Dubai Stopover Pass. The newly rolled out pass was created specifically for passengers connecting at DXB, allowing you to venture outside to see the city and its attractions in 36 hours.
From just US$54 (adults) and US$46 (children aged between three to 12), you can choose to up to four of Dubai’s popular tourist attractions and experiences before heading back to DXB. Not only will you save up to 60 percent on entry fees with the prepaid card, but you will also be allowed to skip the queues.
Here are the world-class attractions you will have quick and breezy access to:
- The Burj Khalifa
- Dubai Fountain Show and Lake Ride
- Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo
- Marina Dhow Cruise Dinner
The Dubai Stopover Pass also includes an optional add-on pocket wi-fi capability allowing you to stay connected as you explore the city.
Interested in making your Dubai stopover worthwhile? Purchase the pass here and simply present the pass on arrival at the chosen attraction.