Baggage and lost property
First Class and Business Class
First Class and Business Class passengers are permitted two pieces of carry-on baggage: one briefcase plus either one handbag or one garment bag, all subject to the following size and weight limitations.
|Briefcase: 45 x 35 x 20 cm (18 x 14 x 8 inches)Briefcase: 45 by 35 by 20 centimeters (18 by 14 by 8 inches)|
|Handbag: 55 x 38 x 20 cm (22 x 15 x 8 inches)Handbag: 55 by 38 by 20 centimeters (22 by 15 by 8 inches)|
|Garment bag: 20 cmcentimeters (8 inches) thick when folded|
The weight of each piece must not exceed 7 kgkilograms (15 lbpounds). While duty-free purchases of liquor, cigarettes, and perfume in reasonable quantities are also permitted in addition to the above, exceptions apply with new liquid restrictions in place.
Economy Class passengers are permitted one piece of carry-on baggage, subject to the following size and weight limitations.
|Carry-on baggage: 55 x 38 x 20 cm (22 x 15 x 8 inches)Carry-on baggage: 55 by 38 by 20 centimeters (22 by 15 by 8 inches)|
Weight must not exceed 7 kgkilograms (15 lbpounds). Duty-free purchases of liquor, cigarettes, and perfume in reasonable quantities are also permitted in addition to the above.
You must be able to lift your own bag into the overhead locker. Cabin crew can assist you if you are elderly, traveling with young children, or have a condition that requires support.
Find out more about allowances for passengers traveling with infants.
For customers boarding at airports in India:
Note: Customers with travel originating from Brazil on tickets purchased in Brazil are allowed a carry-on weighing up to 10 kgkilograms (22 lbpounds). Customers with travel originating from any other country to Brazil are allowed a carry-on weighing up to 7 kgkilograms (15 lbpounds).
Exemptions may be granted for oversized carry-on luggage containing valuable or fragile items that are too large to fit within the permitted bag size. Such oversized baggage shall be presented for approval at check-in and at the screening point of examination.
If your itinerary includes flights operated by other airlines, different baggage rules may apply for these flights – Learn more about my baggage allowance on other airlines.
|Please note that rolling bags with built-in wheels and retractable handles will be permitted as cabin baggage only if the total dimensions (length + width + height) add up to less than 114 cmcentimeters (45 inches). The larger, overnight models of this type of bag will not be permitted in the cabin.|
Transiting through or departing from Dubai
Items in excess of the maximum dimensions given above may not be permitted in the cabin on flights departing from Dubai. The baggage will be transferred to the aircraft hold and a checked baggage receipt will be issued. Excess baggage rates will be applied when the carry-on baggage allowance is exceeded.
Powders in cabin baggage
On flights to, from, or through the US, and flights from or through Australia and New Zealand, powders in containers with a capacity equal to or greater than 350mlmilliliters are not allowed in personal belongings or carry-on baggage.
This is in accordance with new security guidelines from the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA), the Australian Department of Home Affairs, and the Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand.
Liquids, aerosols, and gels in carry-on luggage
In line with regulations recommended by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), the following restrictions apply to liquids, aerosols, and gels in carry-on luggage for passengers boarding from or transiting through various international airports, including Dubai:
To facilitate screening and avoid a cluttered X-ray image, the plastic bags should be presented apart from other cabin baggage, coats, jackets, and laptops for separate screening.
Passengers transiting in countries adhering to these measures may not be able to take duty-free liquid goods past the security check.
Note: If you are transiting/connecting through Bangkok/Singapore/Kuala Lumpur (BKK/SIN/KUL) and have to exit the aircraft and then reboard to continue, these airports now have strict rules in place and will remove liquids during transit.
Security Tamper-Evident Bags (STEBS)
Liquids, aerosols, and gels in any volume purchased at airport retail outlets (e.g., Dubai Duty Free) or on board the aircraft will not be allowed through security screening points unless they
These bags, which have not yet been standardized internationally, are for the use of passengers who purchase liquids, aerosols, and gels at airport duty-free or other outlets in transit to their next destination. Once sealed, the bags cannot be opened and then resealed without obvious indications.
Liquids, Aerosols, and Gels, US-bound
US-bound passengers traveling on direct Emirates flights departing from Dubai International Airport are permitted to carry liquids, aerosols, and gels purchased from duty-free shops inside the Dubai International Airport concourse as carry-on luggage, regardless of quantity and volume.
Upon arrival in the US, passengers must place any items over 100 mlmilliliters in checked baggage for onward US domestic or international flights.
|Region||Liquid Restrictions||STEBs Accepted||Exceptions|
|South Africa||No liquids are allowed for passengers transiting through Mauritius.
For passengers departing from Mauritius, liquids are not allowed. However, liquids purchased at duty-free may be carried on board, depending on the regulations of the transit/final destination country.
South Korea Thailand
|No liquids whatsoever are permitted in hand luggage in
India does not currently accept STEBs
|Australia & New Zealand||Australia New Zealand||not available||Australia does not currently accept STEBs|
|Europe &Americas*The US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has implemented a series of security measures for commercial flights regarding hand baggage, although broadly similar to the EU regulations the quantities of fluids and gels allowed are slightly different.||Brazil
USA*The US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has implemented a series of security measures for commercial flights regarding hand baggage, although broadly similar to the EU regulations the quantities of fluids and gels allowed are slightly different.
|The US accepts STEBS from shops inside the Dubai Airport concourse. On arrival in the US, passengers must place STEBS over 100 ml in checked baggage for onward domestic or international flights.|