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How to check-in for your Emirates flight

Checking in for your flight is simple and quick. Whether you want to check-in online, at the airport, or at home, you can choose a check-in option to suit you.
Check-in before you arrive at the airport
  • Online Check-in
    Check-in online up to 48 hours before your flight. You can choose a dietary meal and a seat at the same time. At the airport you can drop your bags with us and spend more time relaxing.
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  • Check-in on the Emirates App

    Check-in is easy and convenient on the Emirates App. You can download and store your boarding pass to use at nearly all airports. And next time you fly, all your details will be saved to make check-in even quicker.  

    Learn more about the Emirates App
Remote check-in options
  • Emirates City Check-in, Ajman

    If you’re travelling from the northern emirates, take advantage of our 24-hour City Check-in at Ajman Central Bus Terminal(Opens an external website in a new tab).

    You can check in as early as 24 hours and as late as 4 hours before your flight departs. Present your health documents, check in your baggage and collect your boarding pass at City Check-in. Then you can buy your bus ticket for AED 20 and head directly to Emirates Terminal 3, with regular bus departures throughout the day from 4am to 11:30pm*. When you arrive at the airport you can simply continue through to your flight.

    *Bus schedule: 04:00, 07:00, 11:00, 17:00, 21:30, 23:30

  • Emirates Cruise Check-in
    Step off the ship when you cruise into Dubai and check in for your flight at Port Rashid Terminal 3 and Dubai Harbour. We’ll make the transition from ship to land as smooth as possible and our port check-in is wheelchair accessible.
    At our check-in desks at the port, we'll weigh and tag your bags and print your boarding pass. Then we’ll deliver your bags straight to your flight at Dubai International for no extra fee, giving you more time to enjoy the city.
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Check-in at the airport
Self check-in kiosks
It’s quick and easy to use our self check-in and bag drop kiosks at the airport. Tag your bags, collect your boarding pass and you’ll be on your way in no time. You can even operate the kiosk contactlessly from your mobile phone.
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  • Airport Check-in
    Enjoy a warm welcome at our check-in desks at the airport. We’ll help you to check in your bags and print your boarding pass. There’s a check-in area for each travel class or Emirates Skywards membership, and separate desks for groups.
  • Emirates Check-in Ports
    We have portable check-in stations at the airport where you can complete check-in with help from our team. Print your boarding pass, tag your bags and our porters will take them to your flight.
  • Group check-in
    If you’re travelling in a large group or as part of a school trip, use our separate group check-in desks in Dubai to speed up the process. Arrive three hours ahead of your flight and check in together at check-in zone C to make the journey smoother and easier.
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