Travel updates

Check the status of a flight
Flight Number or Route

Flight suspension

Last updated: 6 January 2017, 11:44 Dubai (GMT+4)

Advisory for customers traveling from Bandaranaike International Airport

Bandaranaike International Airport ( BIA) will have revised operational hours from 6 January to 6 April due to runway maintenance. Emirates would like to remind our customers traveling from Colombo to arrive at the airport early. Emirates check in counters will open 5 hours before departure and will close 90 minutes prior to flight departure. You can check your flight status for the latest information.

Security alert

Last updated: 21 March 2017, 15:14 Dubai (GMT+4)

Cabin luggage restrictions to the United States

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has issued a directive regarding electronic devices in cabin luggage on US routes from Dubai.

As per the directive, except for medical devices, electronic devices which are larger than a cell phone/smart phone cannot be carried in the cabin of the aircraft. This would be effective on 25 March 2017. This is applicable to all US-bound passengers from Dubai International Airport, whether originating or transiting through. Emirates requests that all passengers travelling to the US pack all electronic devices larger than a smart phone in their checked-in baggage.

More details will be provided as they become available.

Operational changes

Last updated: 8 November 2016, 15:27 Dubai (GMT+4)

Update on runway upgrade at Bandaranaike International Airport

From 6 January 2017, the runway at Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) will be closed for upgrade works between 8.30am and 4.30pm daily for three months. We will temporarily cancel one of our daily flights to Dubai EK 655 and our daily flight to Singapore. If you are flying to Australia with us, you can connect via Dubai.

Rescheduled Flight Timings from Colombo to Dubai: 

  • Flight EK349 will depart at 0255 and arrive at 0555
  • Flight EK651 will depart at 0535 and arrive at 0840
  • Flight EK649 will depart at 2205 and arrive at 0105*
  • Flight EK653 (via MLE) will depart at 2015 and arrive at 0205*
Rescheduled Flight Timings from Dubai to Colombo:
  • Flight EK348 will depart at 1220 and arrive at 1805
  • Flight EK650 will depart at 2205 and arrive at 0405*
  • Flight EK648 will depart at 1420 and arrive at 2020
  • Flight EK652 (via MLE) will depart at 0940 and arrive at 1820

We would like to thank you for your continued support and regret any inconvenience that may be caused.

*Next day arrival.

Last updated: 25 April 2016, 11:06 Dubai (GMT+4)

UAE visa for GCC residence permit holders
As of 29 April 2016, GCC residence permit holders will need to apply for a UAE visa before arriving in Dubai.