Our Unaccompanied Minors service is for children aged between 5 and 11 who are flying alone. We’ll make sure they enjoy a fun and memorable trip from check‑in through to meeting their parent or guardian at their destination.
Children over 12 can fly alone without our Unaccompanied Minor service. However, you can make a special request for the service for solo travellers aged between 12 and 15.
To fly alone, children aged 5 to 11 years old must travel on an adult fare and will receive our Unaccompanied Minor service.
Children over 12 always fly on an adult fare and can travel alone without our Unaccompanied Minor service. However, you can book the service for children aged 12 to 15 for an additional fee of USD 50 for each leg of the journey.
Children aged 5 to 11 can travel in a different cabin class from their parent or guardian on the same flight. However, they will also need to fly on an adult fare. The child will be considered accompanied and won’t have access to our children’s lounge and special services.
When you drop off your young flyer at Dubai International, you can take them straight to the Unaccompanied Minors Lounge near the check-in area. We’ll check them in there, before taking them to one of our departure lounges just for young solo adventurers.
Our lounges have video games, free Wi-Fi, and comfy sofas. Kids can enjoy drinks and snacks while they wait for their flight, and there are children’s bathrooms in the lounges too.
If your child has a connecting flight in Dubai, they’ll be taken to one of our Unaccompanied Minors Lounges to wait before being handed over to our cabin crew. We’ll also accompany them to eat if they’re with us during a meal time.