The security check is an essential part of modern air travel. It’s vital to ensure everyone’s safety, but we appreciate it can be a bit time-consuming. Likewise the customs check is an essential requirement. Here’s what you can do to
help things run smoothly.
- Put ‘loose’ items – mobile phone, wallet, watch, keys etc – in your hand baggage.
- Keep a laptop where it can be easily reached: you’ll need to place it in a separate security tray at the scan.
- If your belt has a metal buckle, or your shoes have heels, take them off and put them in a security tray.
- Place liquid containers in a clear, resealable plastic bag, within your hand baggage. Remember each liquid can’t be more than 100ml. Exemptions will be made for: medication, baby milk/foods and special dietary requirements to be used during
Provisions for dangerous goods in baggage
Make sure you are not carrying any prohibited items as hand luggage. Find out more
Like all countries, the UAE has rules about what you can and can’t bring with you. Everyone who arrives must pass through Dubai Customs. Some items can result in fines or, in cases such as narcotic drugs, imprisonment. If you are unsure about anything, please declare your goods when you arrive.
Requirements are subject to change and we advise all passengers to visit the Dubai Customs website before they travel. Here are some quick links: Prohibited and restricted goodsDeclaring money procedure