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London - Dubai
return from £345
Birmingham - Dubai
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Manchester - Dubai
return from £384
Newcastle - Dubai
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Lagos - Dubai
return from £693
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About Emirates

Emirates is based in Dubai and operates out of its hub at Dubai International Airport. It is a full-service airline owned by the Investment Corporation of Dubai and was founded by the royal family of Dubai. The company has been around since 1985 and nearly joined the Star Alliance in 2000. Several airlines, including Tap Portugal, Japan Airlines and Air Mauritius, operate codeshares with the airline. Emirates has a huge fleet of more than 200 planes, which is no surprise as it is the largest Middle Eastern carrier.

There are cheap Emirates flights to cities across Asia, Africa, the Americas, Europe and the Middle East, giving its passengers more than 150 destinations to choose from. Some of the most popular include Madrid, Buenos Aires and Hong Kong with many passengers choosing to book Emirates multi-stop flights, with the top routes including London to Sydney via Dubai or flights from Sydney to Hong Kong to Madrid.

Online check-in

Passengers on Emirates cheap flights can opt to check in online. This service is open from 48 hours prior to flight departure and closes 90 minute before takeoff. Passengers can check in online with their surname and booking reference. Checking in online allows passengers to print out their own boarding pass and grants them permission to head straight for the boarding gate if they have no luggage to check in. If passengers do have luggage to check in, baggage drop-off counters are readily available. In house check-in is also available for Emirates flights, and passengers can simply visit one of its check-in counters at their departure airport.

Hand luggage allowance

Passengers travelling in Economy on Emirates flights are entitled to 1 piece of hand luggage. The largest permitted dimensions for this are 55 x 38 x 20 cm. Hand luggage is not allowed to weigh more than 7 kg. Business and First class passengers are also entitled to 1 piece of luggage this size, and in addition, 1 extra item up to 45 x 35 x 20 cm. Both of these items are limited to 7 kg in weight. Duty-free shopping is not considered to constitute part of hand luggage allowance. 1 piece of luggage up to 5 kg in weight and 55 x 38 x 20 cm in size is allowed for children younger than 2 years old.

Checked baggage allowance

There is a checked baggage allowance of up to 30 kg for passengers travelling in the Economy class and of up to 50 kg for those travelling in First class. Children younger than 2 years old can bring checked luggage weighing up to 10 kg as long as it is smaller than 115 cm when the height, width and length are combined. If passengers wish to bring any sporting equipment, it will be considered part of their hold luggage allowance. An excess baggage charge will apply to any items of luggage which do not fall within a passenger's stipulated allowance.

Airline Information

  • Airline name: Emirates
  • IATA code: EK
  • Year Founded: 1985
  • Headquarters: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Website:

Latest customer reviews on Emirates flights

3.2 /5
Total reviews based on: 10
Manchester International - Suvarnabhumi Airport ( MAN - BKK )
1.0 /5
Date 2017-04-12 City U.K. Age Under 30 Class Economy

Flight was ok except all the delays we had. We had 3 delays, one was in Bangkong to Hong Kong for 2 hours. At least we were giving snacks and drinks while we waited. We then had another delays in Hong Kong to Dubai for 2 hours which we weren't offered any foods or drinks. We also missed our connection flight back to Manchester (U.K.) due to the delay we had in Hong Kong so we had to wait for 7 hours for our next flight. I was very disappointed that we weren't offered anything at all when we got to Dubai. We weren't offered any foods or refreshments so we had to buy our own food and drinks. Also I found on the plane from Hong Kong to Dubai there was a screw driver left on the seat!!!

1.0 /5
1 reviews
Hong Kong
Heathrow - Hong Kong International Airport ( LHR - HKG )
2.0 /5
Date 2017-03-18 City England Age 31-50 Class Economy

Would have given higher. But flight delayed 2hr 40min when departing dubai

2.5 /5
2 reviews
Manchester International - Dubai International Airport ( MAN - DXB )
3.0 /5
Date 2017-03-15 City United kingdom Age 31-50 Class Economy

Not an efficient service, air stewardess don't have the right attitude when asking them questions. There are not enough vegetarian meals available.

3.0 /5
1 reviews
Manchester International - Melbourne Airport ( MAN - MEL )
4.0 /5
Date 2017-02-18 City Northumberland Age 51-70 Class Economy

380 is far more comfortable and quieter than the 777

4.0 /5
1 reviews
Cape Town
Glasgow Scotland - Cape Town International Airport ( GLA - CPT )
4.0 /5
Date 2017-02-18 City Dundee Scotland Age 51-70 Class Economy

Hot towels on boarding would be wonderful. Pre meal drinks served before the meal is served rather than after would be very welcome - a chance to relax and unwind.

4.0 /5
2 reviews
Manchester International - Harare ( MAN - HRE )
2.0 /5
Date 2017-02-05 City United Kingdom Age 31-50 Class Economy

The plane delayed with more than an hour at Dubai airport coming back to Manchester . Wasn't happy at all

2.0 /5
1 reviews
Heathrow - Ninoy Aquino (Manila) International Airport ( LHR - MNL )
4.0 /5
Date 2017-01-30 Age 31-50 Class Economy

On Dubai airport verry unorganised. No signed mini bus to other terminal

4.0 /5
1 reviews
Gatwick - Adelaide Airport ( LGW - ADL )
5.0 /5
Breen james
Date 2016-12-03 City Wexford, Ireland Age Over 70 Class Economy

Good and professional service. Great access to drinks and snacks throughout the flight.

5.0 /5
1 reviews
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