For tickets issued on or after November 15, 2014
Total dimensions (length + width + height) of each piece must not exceed 150 cm (59 in.). Customers with individual items exceeding these dimensions up to 300 cm (118 in.) will be charged an additional fee. Individual items with total dimensions exceeding 300 cm (118 in.) cannot be transported as checked baggage and must be sent as cargo or freight.
For customers with two pieces of luggage in all three classes, the total combined dimensions of both pieces should not exceed 300 cm (118 in.).
For tickets issued prior to November 15, 2014
Total dimensions (length + width + height) of each piece must not exceed 158 cm (62 in.).
For Economy Class customers with two pieces of luggage, the total combined dimensions of both pieces must not exceed 273 cm (107 in.). Customers with baggage exceeding these dimensions will be charged an additional fee.
Baggage policy for Africa
For tickets issued on or after April 15, 2016
For itineraries beginning from any destination in Africa, the piece concept applies. Customers beginning their journey in Africa are allowed two bags of up to 23 kg each in Economy Class, and two bags of up to 32 kg each in First Class or Business Class. This will apply regardless of the country in which the ticket was purchased. If the free baggage allowance is exceeded, excess charges apply.
For tickets issued before April 15, 2016
The baggage allowance for passengers with tickets issued before this date on journeys originating in Africa will continue to be based on the weight concept. This applies regardless of the date of travel. If the free baggage allowance is exceeded, excess charges apply.
For more details about baggage policies and excess baggage rates specific to Africa, please visit our baggage policy for Africa FAQs.
- These allowances apply to adults and children over two years old. Find out more about additional allowances for passengers traveling with infants.
- Dubai Civil Aviation prohibits the acceptance of any one piece of baggage weighing more than 32 kg (70 lbs) into, out of, or via Dubai International Airport.
- Please note these excess baggage rates apply to Emirates flights only.
- The Emirates baggage allowance applies to Emirates-operated flights only. If your trip includes travel on an airline other than Emirates, including an Emirates codeshare flight operated by another airline, that operating airline may offer a lower baggage allowance. You are advised to check with that airline on its allowance.
**The checked baggage allowance and excess baggage rates calculator is for your information only. Overweight and oversize charges might apply. Please contact your local Emirates office for more information.