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Last updated: March 21, 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 March 25, 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.

You can read our dedicated FAQs for more information.

Operational changes

Last updated: May 15, 2017, 07:36 Dubai (GMT+4)

UAE Visa on Arrival for Nationals of India with valid US Visa or Green Card

Effective 1 May 2017, Nationals of India (IN) holding Normal Passport with minimum validity of six (06) months are eligible for Visa on Arrival in the United Arab Emirates for a maximum stay of 14 days provided he/she:

a) Has a valid US visa with a minimum validity of six (06) months


b) Has a valid Permanent Residence Card (Green Card) issued by the US with a minimum validity of six (06) months

A fee of AED 100 is charged for the 14-day UAE Visa on Arrival. The duration of stay can be extended one time only, for an additional 14 days by paying a renewal fee of AED 250.

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

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

Last updated: April 11, 2016, 11:48 Dubai (GMT+4)

Baggage policy for Africa

For tickets issued on or after April 15, 2016
For itineraries beginning from any destination in Africa, the piece concept applies. Customers beginning their journey in Africa are allowed two bags of up to 23 kg each in Economy Class, and two bags of up to 32 kg each in First Class or Business Class. This will apply regardless of the country in which the ticket was purchased. If the free baggage allowance is exceeded, excess charges apply.

For tickets issued before April 15, 2016
The baggage allowance for passengers with tickets issued before this date on journeys originating in Africa will continue to be based on the weight concept. This applies regardless of the date of travel. If the free baggage allowance is exceeded, excess charges apply.

To see details of the baggage policies and the excess baggage rates for your trip, please use our baggage allowance calculator.