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Check in online and save time at the airport

You can check-in online 48 hours ahead of your flight. Add your Emirates Skywards membership number to earn Miles on your trip. Select your favourite seat, choose from our dietary meals, or take advantage of any last‑minute upgrade options.

When you check‑in online, you can download your mobile boarding pass to your phone, Emirates App or Wallet app. Simply present your boarding pass on your phone, instead of reaching for your travel documents at the airport.

Your journey through the airport

At the airport, it’s easy and quick to drop your bags at our self check‑in kiosks or you can go to our desks. If you are departing from Dubai, you can drop off your bags 24 hours before departure, or 12 hours before departure if you’re flying to the US.

At most airports you need to arrive 3 hours before departure. However, currently it can be up to 4 hours at some airports, so please check your ticket for the best time to arrive for your journey.

90 minutes

Passport control

Go through passport control and security no later than 90 minutes before departure.

60 minutes


Be ready at the gate to board if you’re flying in Premium Economy or Economy Class.

45 minutes


Be at the boarding gate 45 minutes before departure if you’re flying in First Class or Business Class.

Online Check In

Frequently asked questions

If you still have questions for online check in, visit the Check in FAQs page​​​​​​​ or read all FAQs.