It’s easy to connect to another Emirates flight in Dubai. All our flights arrive and depart from Emirates Terminal 3 at Dubai International. When you arrive, simply follow the signs to Connections and make your way to the gate for your next Emirates flight. We’ll tag your bags right through to your final destination so you won’t need to collect them and check them in again.
If your connecting flight is with another airline, you may arrive and depart from different terminals. Find out how to travel between Terminals 1, 2 and 3 in Dubai, and what you need to do with your bags.
If you’re connecting to another Emirates flight you may depart from a different concourse – A, B or C.
You can travel between the concourses by taking a short train journey or it may be a short walk away.
We offer a convenient bus service between Concourse A and Concourse C to make your journey faster. If you need any help, please ask a member of the Emirates team or Dubai Airport staff for assistance.
You can catch the bus from the following points:
If you are connecting to another airline, your flight may depart from Terminal 1 or 2.
Shuttle buses are available at the following locations:
Please ask a member of the Emirates team or Dubai Airport staff for assistance.
When you change from one flight to another at Dubai International, your bags will either be tagged through to your next flight, or you may need to collect your bags from the carousel and check them in again in your departure terminal.
If you booked your entire journey with us, including your connecting flights with our partner airlines
If you did not book all your connecting flights with us
You may need a visa to exit the airport and transfer to your next terminal. Find out more about transit visas on the Visa and passport page.
There are different rules for flydubai flights. Find out more on our flydubai partner page.
If you booked your flights separately, you can take the hassle out of your connections and book our baggage transfer service.
For an extra fee, we’ll collect your bags for you and take them to your next flight when you’re departing from another terminal.
You can simply hop on the shuttle bus to your next terminal, and we’ll retag your bags and send them to your flight.
How do I book the baggage transfer service?
Your connection time needs to be at least three hours to give us time to collect your bags and get them to your flight.
How much does the baggage transfer service cost?
It costs USD 90 per person. If you have more than one person in your booking under the same reference number, it’s an additional USD 20 for each other person.
The easiest and most straightforward way to connect through Dubai is to book your entire journey on emirates.com, including any flights with our partner airlines.
You’ll travel on one ticket all the way, and we’ll tag your bags to your final destination.
It’s easy to book all your flights together. When you search for your flights, choose our Advanced Search option. This lets you add multiple flights to your itinerary, including flights with our partner airlines.
You can travel to and from destinations outside of our network and enjoy simple connections in Dubai.
Have a look at our airline partners and see how you can connect across the world with ease.