BEFORE YOU FLY
Firearms, weapons, and ammunition may be carried as checked baggage on Emirates flights under the following conditions:
The following special conditions apply to customers wishing to carry firearms on flights into or through Dubai:
If you’re traveling to perform Haj or Umrah, you may bring up to 5 liters (5 kg) of Islamic Holy Water (or "Zamzam water") in your checked baggage. This is in addition to your free baggage allowance. The holy water must be packaged appropriately, in a sealed container. This rule only applies if your itinerary includes Jeddah (JED) or Medinah (MED) in any cabin class.
"Smart" or "innovative" baggage includes bags with motors, power banks, GPS, GSM, Bluetooth, RFID, or Wi-Fi technology. There are restrictions on carrying smart bags with lithium batteries as either carry-on or checked baggage on all our flights.
Smart bags within the cabin size and weight allowance for your route are allowed in the cabin as long as the battery is removable. The battery can stay in the bag as longs as the bag is powered off completely. You can’t charge the bag on board.
Smart bags are allowed as checked baggage if the battery is removed and carried in the cabin and the baggage is within the checked baggage size and weight allowances for your route.
Smart bags with built-in batteries that can’t be removed are banned in both carry-on and checked baggage.
You can visit our Dangerous Goods page for a full list of prohibited items.
If you’re connecting in Dubai between Emirates flights and your layover is less than 24 hours, your bags will be checked through to your final destination. That means your bags will not be available while you are in transit, unless otherwise specified by our airport staff.
This includes flights purchased on emirates.com, including those bought through the advanced search option. If you wish to access your bags in Dubai, please contact us to make the correct type of booking or modify your existing booking to allow this.
All those traveling to the USA, Canada, and the UK are required to switch on their electronic devices at the Dubai International airport or risk being denied access to fly. Please ensure that your electronic devices have sufficient power before reaching the airport. This is part of enhanced security measures required by the authorities of these countries.
All carry-on luggage is subject to screening. Screening will be done at relevant boarding gates for flights departing to destinations in the US, the UK, and Canada.
Passengers who are unable to switch on their electronic devices risk being offloaded or asked to leave behind such devices. There is no secure location to store these devices, and Emirates will be unable to bear responsibility for these items.