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An effortless experience every time

When it comes to checking in, you can either do it yourself or allow us to roll out the red carpet for you. That’s because Emirates Terminal 3 features both the convenient self-service check-in technology and the luxurious over the counter service you’ve come to expect from us.

Check in online

Whatever class you’re travelling in, you can check in online or on your phone up to 24 hours before your flight, for almost all destinations across the Emirates network.

After you’ve checked in you can choose your seat, and print your boarding pass or get a mobile boarding pass on your phone. When you get to Emirates Terminal 3, drop your bags at one of our easy bag-drop counters – or if you only have hand baggage, go straight through security.

First Class and Business Class

Our premium customers expect the best. That’s why at Emirates Terminal 3 we provide 20 dedicated check-in counters for First Class, and 40 for Business Class, ensuring that your journey through check-in is smooth and relaxed.

Economy Class

We’ve made some changes to our Terminal 3 check-in area at Dubai International. There are now six numbered zones to make it easier to find your way around. Some check-in desks have moved to a more convenient location and we’ve also introduced special counters for families with children and baggage drop counters for online checked-in customers. Take a look at the new layout to find your check-in desk.

In addition, Emirates Terminal 3 offers a further 16 check-in counters in Check-in Zone C, a dedicated area adjoining the car park in level 2. This facility is available for Group Check-in, when groups of 10 customers or more are travelling together. Please note that prior notification of group travel is required.

For customers with excess baggage charges to pay, this can be done in the main terminal – or, you can pay online before checking in, and save 10%.

Please note that if using the car park, normal car parking charges will apply.

Emirates Skywards check-in counters

In recognition of our valued Emirates Skywards members, there are 10 check-in counters at Emirates Terminal 3 reserved exclusively for Emirates Skywards Silver members travelling in Economy Class. Additionally, our Emirates Skywards Gold members can also check in using any of the Business Class counters available, while Emirates Skywards Platinum members are welcome to use the First Class counters.

Self-service check-in

Emirates Terminal 3 is equipped with a number of self-service facilities that enable you to check in for your flight and obtain a boarding pass without having to queue at the counter.

Customers with baggage to check in who use the kiosks can deposit their bags at the baggage drop counters.

First Class Check-in
First Class Check-in

Codeshare Flights
All codeshare flights not operated by Emirates and Qantas, arrive and depart from Terminal 1.