BEFORE YOU FLY
If you’re travelling to perform Haj or Umrah and your itinerary includes Madinah or Jeddah, you may pack up to five litres of Islamic Holy Water of Zamzam in addition to your checked‑in baggage allowance. Just make sure to package the Zamzam water appropriately in a sealed container and it will be carried in a special area of the cargo hold.
Firearms, weapons and ammunition may be carried as checked baggage on Emirates flights under the following conditions:
The following special conditions apply to customers wishing to carry firearms on flights into or through Dubai:
‘Smart’ or ‘innovative’ baggage includes bags with motors, power banks, GPS, GSM, Bluetooth, RFID or Wi-Fi technology. There are restrictions on carrying smart bags with lithium batteries as both cabin and checked baggage on all our flights.
Smart bags within the cabin size and weight allowance for your route are allowed in the cabin as long as the battery is removable. The battery can stay in the bag as longs as the bag is powered off completely. Please note that you can’t charge the bag on board.
Smart bags are allowed as checked-in baggage if the battery is removed and carried in the cabin, and the baggage is within the checked baggage size and weight allowances for your route.
Please be aware that smart bags with built-in batteries that can’t be removed are banned both as cabin and checked in baggage.
You can visit our Dangerous Goods page for a full list of prohibited items.
No, power banks are prohibited on departure from all airports in Iraq including Basra and Baghdad.