Baggage and lost property
What are the items allowed in the cabin?
Due to the COVID-19 situation, we have made several changes to how we operate to follow the necessary safety guidelines. Therefore cabin baggage will not currently be accepted on flights. Items allowed will be limited to laptop, handbag, briefcase or baby items; any other items will have to be checked in. Find out more about changes to our network and services.
First Class and Business Class
First Class and Business Class passengers are permitted two pieces of carry-on baggage: one briefcase plus either one handbag or one garment bag, all subject to the following size and weight limitations:
|Briefcase: 45 x 35 x 20cm (18 x 14 x 8 inches)Briefcase: 45 by 35 by 20 centimeters (18 by 14 by 8 inches)|
|Handbag: 55 x 38 x 20cm (22 x 15 x 8 inches)Handbag: 55 by 38 by 20 centimeters (22 by 15 by 8 inches)|
|Garment bag: 20 cmcentimeters (8 inches) thick when folded|
The weight of each piece must not exceed 7kgkilograms (15lbpounds). While duty free purchases of liquor, cigarettes and perfume in reasonable quantities are also permitted in addition to the above, exceptions apply with new liquid restrictions in place.
Economy Class passengers are permitted one piece of carry-on baggage, subject to the following size and weight limitations:
|Carry-on baggage: 55 x 38 x 20cm (22 x 15 x 8 inches)Carry-on baggage: 55 by 38 by 20 centimeters (22 by 15 by 8 inches)|
Weight must not exceed 7kgkilograms (15lbpounds). Duty free purchases of liquor, cigarettes and perfume in reasonable quantities are also permitted in addition to the above.
You must be able to lift your own bag into the overhead locker. Cabin crew can assist you if you are elderly, travelling with young children or have a condition that requires support.
Find out more about allowances for passengers travelling with infants.
For customers boarding at airports in India:
Note: Customers with travel originating from Brazil with tickets purchased in Brazil are allowed a carry-on weighing up to 10kgkilograms (22lbpounds). Customers with travel originating from any other country to Brazil are allowed a carry-on weighing up to 7kgkilograms (15lbpounds).
Exemptions may be granted for oversized hand baggage containing an item or items which are too large to fit within the permitted bag size and are valuable or fragile. Such oversized baggage shall be presented by the passenger for approval at check-in and at the screening point of examination.
If your itinerary includes flights operated by other airlines, different baggage rules may apply for these flights – Learn more about my baggage allowance on other airlines.
|Please note that rolling bags with built-in wheels and retractable handles will be permitted as cabin baggage only if the total dimensions (length + width + height) add up to less than 114cmcentimeters (45 inches). The larger, overnight models of this type of bag will not be permitted in the cabin.|
Transiting or departing from Dubai
Items in excess of the maximum limitations above may not be permitted in the cabin on flights departing from Dubai. The baggage will be transferred to the aircraft hold and a checked baggage receipt will be issued. Excess baggage rates will be applied when permissible hand baggage allowance is exceeded.
Powders in cabin baggage
On flights to, from or through the US, and flights from or through Australia and New Zealand, powders in containers equal to or over 350mlmilliliters are not allowed in carry-on belongings or cabin baggage.
This is in accordance with new security guidelines from the US Transport Security Administration (TSA), the Australian Government’s Department of Home Affairs and the Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand.
Liquids, Aerosols and Gels (LAGs) in cabin baggage
In line with regulations recommended by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), the following LAGs (liquids, aerosols and gels) restrictions on cabin baggage apply for passengers boarding from or transiting through various other international airports, including Dubai:
To facilitate screening and avoid a cluttered X-ray image, such plastic bags should be presented apart from other cabin baggage, coats, jackets and laptops for separate X-ray screening.
Passengers transiting in countries adhering to these measures may not be able to take duty free liquid goods past the transit security check.
Note the following: if you are transiting/connecting through Bangkok/Singapore/Kuala Lumpur (BKK/SIN/KUL) and have to exit the aircraft and then re-board to continue, these airports now have strict LAGS rules in place and will remove liquids during transit.
Security Tamper-Evident Bags (STEBS)
LAGs in any volume, purchased at airport retail outlets (e.g. Dubai Duty Free) or on board the aircraft, will not be allowed through security screening points, unless they:
These bags, which have not yet been standardised internationally, are for the use of passengers who purchase LAGS at airport Duty Free or other outlets and will be in transit to their next destination. Once sealed, the bags cannot be opened and then re-sealed without obvious indications.
Liquids, Aerosols and Gels (LAGs) US bound
US bound passengers travelling on direct Emirates flights departing from Dubai International Airport to the USA are permitted to carry LAGs items purchased from Duty Free Shops inside Dubai International Airport concourse irrespective of quantity and volume, as cabin baggage.
Upon arrival in the US, the passengers would need to place any items over 100mlmilliliter in their checked baggage for any onward US domestic/international flights.
|Region||Liquid Restrictions||STEBs Accepted||Exceptions|
|South Africa||No liquids are allowed for passengers transiting in Mauritius.
For passengers departing from Mauritius, liquids are not allowed. However, liquids purchased at duty free can be carried on board depending on the regulations of the transit/ final destination country.
South Korea Thailand
|No liquids whatsoever are permitted in hand luggage in
India does not currently accept STEBs
|Australia &New Zealand||Australia New Zealand||not available||Australia does not currently accept STEBs|
|Europe &Americas*The US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has implemented a series of security measures for commercial flights regarding hand baggage, although broadly similar to the EU regulations the quantities of fluids and gels allowed are slightly different.||Brazil
USA*The US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has implemented a series of security measures for commercial flights regarding hand baggage, although broadly similar to the EU regulations the quantities of fluids and gels allowed are slightly different.
|USA accepts STEBS from shops inside the Dubai Airport concourse. On arrival in the USA, passengers need to place STEBS (over 100ml) in their checked baggage for any onward domestic/ international flights.|