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The Dept. of Family Travel

Your first stop for tips, advice, products and services to help your family fly better

Why kids are better kids on board Emirates

Kids will be kids. But they’ll be better kids on board Emirates with our special products and services, helping make the journey as painless as possible.
  • Beating the boredom

  • Fighting the hangry

  • Family perks

  • Preventing travel tantrums

  • Rewards for your little Skysurfers

Beating the boredom

As much as you love them, sometimes you just need a little quiet time.  And a bit more after that. Which is why we’ve designed the ultimate entertainment distraction station with over 150 dedicated children’s TV channels including a huge collection of movies and interactive games*.

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  • Non-stop children’s entertainment

    Over 150 dedicated children’s channels, including Disney classics, Nickelodeon and more.

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  • Lonely Planet Kids inspiration packs

    These take-home packs for young explorers between 7 and 12 years-old are the perfect way to kick off their adventures around the world.

  • Furry friends to take home

    Let their imagination run wild with our ‘Fly With Me Animals’ on board. The perfect cuddly companion for your little ones on board and beyond.

Fighting the hangry

No great travel story ever started with a hangry toddler. That's why we've created tasty and nutritious meals for kids aged between 2 and 12 years that will keep even the fussiest and crankiest of eaters happy. Plus, we've also got meals for your babies covered.

  • Pre-order dietary requirements

    If your child has a specific diet, we’ll serve a meal that is right for them. Simply choose from our special meals when you book or manage your booking online, prior to flying.

  • Baby formula on board

    Babies get special treatment too with a range of yummy baby meals for you to choose from, made specifically for their tiny tummies. Plus, we have milk formula and bottles on board, available on request.

  • BYO meal option for kids

    If you’d prefer to bring your own food or formula, we are also happy to help warm it up for you – simply ask our friendly team on board.

Putting families first

There’s nothing worse than a having a stressful start to your family holiday. So before you start packing, check what’s included in our family baggage allowance, and special allowances when travelling with infants or kids under two years old. And to make your trip as stress-free as possible, here’s a summary of our VIP benefits for families.

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  • Priority boarding and inflight perks

    To start your trip off smoothly, we make sure families always board first. And to make your life a little easier, we have changing tables in bathrooms on board. You can also pre-order a baby bassinet prior to flying, when making or ‘managing your booking’ online or by phoning your local Emirates office. Please note, bassinets are subject to availability.

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  • Complimentary strollers

    When transiting through or flying from Dubai, take advantage of our complimentary strollers. You can find our handy strollers throughout Dubai International and next to our special family check-in desk.

  • Crew fluent in children

    Our friendly crew are equipped with all the tricks needed to keep your little ones happy. And they’ll support you every step of the way, taking the pain out of travel.

Preventing travel tantrums

Keep your kids from turning into crazed mini-monsters by breaking up those long-haul flights with mini-layovers. And when you fly Emirates, Dubai is the perfect place to take a break. From theme parks to shopping, beaches and desert safaris, Dubai has something for the whole family.

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Make packing up the little ones a little easier

Getting yourself ready for the family holiday is hard enough. So we’ve made a super handy list of tips, tricks and sneaky cheats to help you and your little ones get ready to fly with less stress.

Reward your little Skysurfers

Flying with the fam has its challenges, but it also has its rewards. And big ones too, like international flights. Because with every Emirates and flydubai flight, children between 2 and 17 years can earn miles and redeem them across the entire network.

Plus, as the miles stack up, so do perks like priority check-ins, extra baggage allowance and reserving those sought-after window seats. Joining Skywards Skysurfers is as simple as linking the parent and child accounts, and you’re on your way.

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What's on your flight

*Products and services featured on this website may vary according to route and aircraft configuration. Aircraft type may also be subject to last minute changes due to operational requirements. Interactive games available on most aircraft and routes.