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Enjoy an effortless experience

When it comes to checking in, you’ll find an option to suit you at Dubai International’s Terminal 3. Let us take care of everything at the counter and enjoy our world-class service before you get on board. Or if you’d prefer, you can choose to be in control.

Self check-in

Skip the queues with our convenient self check-in kiosks. You can choose your own seat and print your boarding pass. Then simply drop your baggage at our baggage drop counters and make your way straight to security.

Online check-in

For all Emirates destinations, you can check in before you arrive at the airport, in every class of travel. Check in on the website or through The Emirates App. Online check-in opens 48 hours before your flight.

Once you’re checked in, print your boarding pass or get a mobile boarding pass on your phone. When you arrive at the airport, you can simply drop your bags at the baggage drop counter and head straight to security.

Early check-in

For your convenience, you can also check in up to 24 hours ahead of a flight at our dedicated early check-in counters. Please note all customers within the booking should be present at the time of check-in.

First Class and Business Class

When you fly First Class or Business Class, you can expect priority treatment at every step. We have 20 dedicated counters for First Class and 40 for Business Class. So you can enjoy a smooth and relaxing check-in experience.

Travelling as a family

We know there’s more to think about when you travel with little ones, so we’ve introduced special check-in counters for families with children. With shorter queues, you can speed up check-in and be on your way even faster.

Emirates Skywards

If you’re an Emirates Skywards Silver member, you can check in at one of 10 counters reserved exclusively for Silver members flying in Economy Class. If you’re a Gold member, you can check in at any Business Class counter, and Platinum members are invited to use our First Class counters.

Group check-in

There are 16 group check-in counters in zone C, next to the level 2 car park. If you’re travelling as a group of 10 or more and would like to use this dedicated area, please let us know in advance.

Excess baggage

If you have excess baggage charges, you can pay them in the main terminal. If you know in advance that you’ll be taking more on your trip, pay online before check-in and enjoy up to 10% off.

Codeshare Flights

All codeshare flights not operated by Emirates and Qantas, arrive and depart from Terminal 1.