News and information - UAE

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Read the latest news and information from British Airways in the United Arab Emirates including our airport check in tips and more.




Departing from Dubai airport

  • The check-in area for British Airways flights is located at Area B, Row 8, Dubai International Airport, Terminal 1.

  • All customers must arrive at the check-in desk no later than 75 minutes prior to departure.

  • Gold and Silver Executive Club members, First and Club World customers can relax at the Galleries style lounge located next to boarding gate C22.

  • At the boarding gate customers will be required to go through additional security screening so please ensure you arrive at the gate well in advance.

  • Please note the new restrictions regarding carriage of liquids, gels and creams from Dubai Airport, which are now in effect.

    The restrictions are in line with those in place for the United Kingdom, the European Union and North America and apply to passengers of all airlines.

    General Liquids

    Passengers departing Dubai will be permitted to carry limited quantities of liquids, gels and creams, but these must be placed in a clear plastic re-sealable bag, measuring a maximum of 20cm x 20cm (or equivalent to one litre capacity), with individual containers not exceeding 100ml (approximately 3.5 fl. oz). Items must fit in the bag comfortably and the bag must be completely closed and sealed.

Limited quantities of liquids, gels and pastes may include:

 Shampoo Creams Hair gel, Hair spray
 Suntan lotions Toothpaste Liquid or Aerosol deodorants
 Perfumes Cosmetics(i.e mascara, lip gloss) Other items of a similar consistency

At the airport security search, passengers will be asked to remove the plastic bag from their cabin baggage for it to be x-ray screened separately. Once they have cleared security, they will not be able to purchase any liquid items to take on-board the aircraft if their journey involves an onward connection from any UK airport.

Duty Free items
Passengers who end their journey at London can buy duty free items from the airport shops at Dubai Airport, or onboard the aircraft. However passengers who are transferring at London to another flight (irrespective of carrier or final destination) cannot buy duty free at Dubai Airport.  They can only buy duty free items on-board the aircraft, or at duty free outlets in London when transferring.

Departing from Abu Dhabi airport

  • The check-in area for British Airways flights is located at desks 12-16,  at Abu Dhabi International Airport, Terminal 1.
  • Gold and Silver Executive Club members, First and Club World customers can use the dedicated check-in area.
  • All customers must arrive at the check-in desk no later than 75 minutes prior to departure.
  • Gold and Silver Executive Club members, First and Club World customers can relax at Al Dhabi Lounge in Terminal 1.  The lounge is located on the right after the departure immigration desks. Lounge is on the 1st Floor, next to the Airport Hotel.   Invitation cards will be issued at check-in  for  First, Club World customers and Gold and Silver Executive Club members.
     
  • At the boarding gate customers will be required to go through additional security screening so please ensure you arrive at the gate well in advance.
  • Please note the new restrictions regarding carriage of liquids, gels and creams from Abu Dhabi Airport, which are now in effect.

    The restrictions are in line with those in place for the United Kingdom, the European Union and North America and apply to passengers of all airlines.

    General Liquids

    Passengers departing Abu Dhabi will be permitted to carry limited quantities of liquids, gels and creams, but these must be placed in a clear plastic re-sealable bag, measuring a maximum of 20cm x 20cm (or equivalent to one litre capacity), with individual containers not exceeding 100ml (approximately 3.5 fl. oz). Items must fit in the bag comfortably and the bag must be completely closed and sealed.

Limited quantities of liquids, gels and pastes may include:

 Shampoo Creams Hair gel, Hair spray
 Suntan lotions Toothpaste Liquid or Aerosol deodorants
 Perfumes Cosmetics(i.e mascara, lip gloss) Other items of a similar consistency

At the airport security search, passengers will be asked to remove the plastic bag from their cabin baggage for it to be x-ray screened separately. Once they have cleared security, they will not be able to purchase any liquid items to take on-board the aircraft if their journey involves an onward connection from any UK airport.

Duty Free items

Passengers who end their journey at London can buy duty free items from the airport shops at Abu Dhabi Airport, or onboard the aircraft. However passengers who are transferring at London to another flight (irrespective of carrier or final destination) cannot buy duty free at Abu Dhabi Airport.  They can only buy duty free items on-board the aircraft, or at duty free outlets in London when transferring.