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Last updated: June 5, 2017, 11:00 Dubai (GMT+4)

Entry guidelines to the UAE for Qatari Nationals and Foreign Expatriates residing in Qatar

According to updated guidelines issued by the UAE General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs, Qatari nationals who are first degree relatives of UAE nationals (father, mother, husband, wife and children) will be granted transit and entry into the UAE.

In addition, expatriates holding Qatari residency, transiting or requiring entry into the UAE, will be processed in accordance with the normal entry formalities as per their national passport.

Suspension of flights between Dubai and Doha with effect from June 6, 2017

As instructed by the UAE government, Emirates has suspended its flights to and from Doha, with effect from the morning of June 6, 2017, until further notice.

All customers booked on Emirates’ flights to and from Doha will be provided with alternative options, including full refunds on unused tickets and rebooking to alternate Emirates destinations.

Customers who booked through a travel agency should contact their travel agents.

Customers who booked with Emirates can process refunds for their tickets at or contact their local Emirates office

We apologize for the inconvenience caused to our customers.

Security alert

Last updated: July 5, 2017, 14:15 Dubai (GMT+4)

Travel to the USA: Electronics ban lifted from Dubai

Effective immediately, the electronics ban has been lifted for Emirates’ flights from Dubai International Airport to the U.S.A. Emirates has been working hard in coordination with various aviation stakeholders and the local authorities to implement heightened security measures and protocols that meet the requirements of the US Department of Homeland Security’s new security guidelines for all US bound flights. We would like to express our gratitude to the US and local authorities for their support and thank our customers for their understanding and patience during the last few months when the ban was in place.

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.