Dubai Airport – strict new baggage rules from 8 March 2017

March 6th, 2017 by Stephen Jones Leave a reply »

Dubai Airport authorities will enforce stricter baggage rules that will come into effect on March 8, 2017.

The new rules may change the way you pack your suitcase.

“Dubai International provides some of the most sophisticated baggage systems in the world. However, even the most technologically advanced systems can be disrupted by irregular shaped or oversized bags. Bags that are round. or do not have a flat surface of any kind are by far the largest source of baggage jams.” Ali saidAngizeh, Vice President of Terminal Operations at Dubai International. These jams can shut down sections of our system, delay baggage delivery to the aircraft and inconvenience our customers,”

Round bags, i.e. those that do not have a flat surface, will not be checked-in.

Dubai Airports has a advised all airlines operating into the airport of the new regulations that will take place next month. “Passengers, who show up at the airport with non-compliant baggage, will also be given the option to have it repacked in boxes for a fee.”

1.No irregular shaped bags
2.No oversized bags
3.No round bags
4.All bags should have at least one flat surface

Baggage larger than 90cm long, 75cm high and 60cm wide, or that does not have a single flat surface, will need to be checked in at the oversized baggage counter. Allow extra time to check-in oversize baggage.
Excess baggage must be repacked and excess baggage fees will typically apply.

Do not carry liquids over 100ml in your hand luggage. Place containers in a clear, re-sealable plastic bag
Put the re-sealable bag in your hand luggage.


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