Confirm your flight timings
Before you fly, confirm your flight timings with the respective airline. If you are flying with any of the UAE-based airlines, you can refer to their websites:
To verify the flight timings with the airport, refer to their website:
Confirm the terminal
Confirm the terminal from which your flight will take off.
Etihad Airways' flights leave from Terminal 3 of Abu Dhabi International Airport.
Emirates Airline's flights leave from Terminal 3 and Fly Dubai flights leave from Terminal 2 of Dubai International Airport.
To confirm the terminals of other airlines, you can check with:
Book special services at the airport
Meet and greet services
Meet and greet services involve welcoming passengers at the airport, helping them transit or dropping them off during departure.
These services often come packaged with facilities such as lounge access, skipping the queue at immigration counters, baggage delivery services etc.
You can take benefit of the meet and greet service at the following airports:
Special needs' services
Airports and airlines in the UAE offer special services to those with special needs. Facilities include ramps, wheelchairs, attendants, special designated rooms, transportation etc.
Wheelchairs and strollers are offered free of charge. However, contact the respective airline/airport for accurate information and reservation.
Special needs' services offered by UAE airports
Special needs' services offered by UAE airlines
If you are flying with UAE-based airlines, you can check-in online through the websites or apps of:
Check-in from home or in the city
Apart from airports’ terminals, you can also check-in your bags at home and other places around the city.
With Emirates Airline you can book a home check-in service from anywhere in Dubai after you have bought your ticket and up to 12 hours before your flight. Emirates Airline staff will meet you anywhere in Dubai between 48 and 7 hours before departure to check you in, print your boarding pass, weigh and securely check your baggage and deliver your luggage straight to the airport.
Etihad Airways provides check-in facilities at their offices in Abu Dhabi and Dubai cities. Learn more about the service and the fees.
Air Arabia provides city check-in service across Sharjah, Dubai and Ras Al Khaimah. Check-in your baggage and collect your boarding pass within 24 hours prior to flight departure. Learn more about the service and fees.
Check your luggage
Make sure the size and contents of your luggage conform to the customs' regulations and rules set by the airlines. Read about clearing the customs and paying customs duty or contact your airline for further information.
Book a taxi or bus
Public transportation is available from and to the airports in the UAE. You can use buses, taxis or metro (in Dubai). The following links provide information about the easiest modes of transportation from and to the airports in:
Transportation services offered by the UAE's airlines
Airlines in the UAE offer transportation services to their passengers.
If you have booked your flight with Etihad Airways, Emirates Airline, Air Arabia or Fly Dubai, you can book their chauffeur service at the time of booking your ticket. This service is generally available complementary for first and business class passengers.
The airlines also offer preferential rates for renting a car. You could take benefit of that or use their complementary coach service that drops passengers at a central location. This service is also offered at the time of departure.
Check details on the links below:
Updated on 19 Dec 2021