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Reach your departure gate on time

Last updated: 12 June 2024, 04:11 Dubai (GMT+4)

During the Eid break and school summer holidays, Dubai International airport will be extremely busy.

Please plan for extra traffic on the roads and arrive at check-in at least 3 hours before departure. Have all your travel documents ready to avoid queues and waiting time. 

Get to your gate on time

Check your boarding pass to see when your departure gate closes.

In the peak travel season it may take longer than usual to reach your gate.


Pass through security and immigration 

1 hour 30 minutes before departure


Be at the gate ready to board

60 minutes before departure in Premium Economy and Economy Class

45 minutes before departure in First Class and Business Class


Once the gate is closed, we can’t allow customers to board.


Take advantage of our check-in options

Make the most of our early check-in options to save time at the airport.

You can check in online or through the Emirates app 48 hours before your flight and download your digital boarding pass.

You can also take advantage of our 24-hour check-in at Dubai International, our remote Emirates City Check-in options in Dubai and Ajman, or at our cruise ports, as well as Home Check-in in Dubai and Sharjah.

Explore the options to help you plan a smoother journey.


Please keep your details up to date through Manage your Booking to receive travel updates.



Suspension of flights to/from Tel Aviv

Last updated: 19 November 2023, 14:25 Dubai (GMT+4)

Emirates has suspended all flights to and from Tel Aviv.

We are closely monitoring the situation in Israel and are in close contact with the relevant authorities.

Customers with onward connections to Tel Aviv on Emirates flights will not be accepted for travel at their point of origin until further notice. 

Customers affected by the suspension should contact their booking agents for alternatives, refunds, cancellations or for rebooking their flight itineraries.

Customers are requested to ensure their contact details are correct by visiting Manage Your Booking to receive updates.


Reminder on carriage of personal electronic devices

Last updated: 20 November 2022, 13:07 Dubai (GMT+4)

Customers are reminded that they may not carry or check in more than 15 personal electronic devices (PED).

Personal electronic items should be packaged separately, and not taped or attached to another electrical item. For safety reasons, the authorities may confiscate items which are badly packaged or if the number of items carried exceed limit of 15 PEDs per passenger.

Please refer to our policies relating to the carriage of PEDs, batteries and other goods that may be restricted due to safety or regulatory requirements here.

For safety reasons, we can’t accept personal motorised vehicles such as smart bags with motorised rideable scooter, hoverboards, mini-Segways and smart or self-balancing wheels on our flights. Emirates prohibits the carriage of all such devices with or without batteries as checked-in or carry-on baggage. This regulation still applies even if you’re connecting to our flights from an airline that has accepted them.

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