Operational updates

Information regarding flydubai’s Boeing 737 MAX aircraft

Last updated: 13 March 2019, 11:39 Dubai (GMT+4)

Our Boeing 737 MAX 8 and MAX 9 aircraft have been grounded following the directive issued by the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA). Read more

Our teams are working hard to minimise disruption to your travel plans following the grounding our Boeing 737 MAX 8 and MAX 9 aircraft. Some of our flights have been cancelled – if your booking is affected we will contact you directly. If you don’t hear from us your flight will be operating to schedule by our Next-Generation Boeing 737-800 aircraft. You can check the status of your flight at any time here: https://www.flydubai.com/en/plan/flight-status
Flights to Sialkot

Last updated: 21 March 2019, 11:03 Dubai (GMT+4)

Following the partial closure of the airspace in Pakistan flights to Sialkot are temporarily suspended until further notice. Read more

For passengers who booked their travel to/from Sialkot flydubai is operating flights to Islamabad and our reservations team will be in contact directly with passengers about the transfer of their booking to these flights. We will continue to keep our passengers updated.

flydubai flights between Dubai (DXB) and Kinshasa (FIH)

Published on: 14 January 2019, 13:26 Dubai (GMT+4)

flydubai flights between Dubai (DXB) and Kinshasa (FIH) will not operate after 03 February 2019. Read more

Passengers have been rebooked to travel to or from Entebbe (EBB). Passengers are advised to call the flydubai Contact Centre on 600 54 44 45 within the UAE or +971 600 54 44 45 outside the UAE to discuss rebooking options if this option is not convenient. Passengers who wish to receive a refund are advised to send an email to letstalk@flydubai.com, a private message on Facebook or contact their travel agent.

We apologise for the inconvenience caused to our passengers’ travel plans.

eMigrate registration for Indian citizens travelling on employment visa

Published on: 13 December 2018, 09:56 Dubai (GMT+4)

Indian citizens holding a Non-ECR (Non-Emigration Check Required) passport travelling to the following countries on an employment visa, are advised to register with eMigrate. Read more

List of countries

  • Afghanistan
  • Bahrain
  • Indonesia
  • Iraq
  • Jordan
  • Kuwait
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Malaysia
  • Oman
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Sudan
  • South Sudan
  • Syria
  • Thailand
  • UAE
  • Yemen
flydubai flights from Terminal 3, Dubai International (DXB)

Last updated: 05 February 2019, 10:56 Dubai (GMT+4)

Please note that from 02 December 2018 flydubai flights to the following destinations will operate from Terminal 3, Dubai International (DXB). Read more

List of flydubai flights that will operate from Terminal 3 DXB.

  • Belgrade (BEG)
  • Bishkek (FRU)
  • Bucharest (OTP)
  • Budapest (BUD)
  • Catania (CTA)
  • Helsinki (HEL)
  • Krakow (KRK)
  • Mineralnye Vody (MRV)
  • Naples (NAP)
  • Prague (PRG)
  • Rostov-on-Don (ROV)
  • Salalah (SLL)
  • Tashkent (TAS)
  • Zagreb (ZAG)

All other flydubai flights will continue to operate from Terminal 2, Dubai International (DXB) and Dubai World Central (DWC).

Southern Runway Refurbishment Project at Dubai International (DXB)

Last updated: 19 February 2019, 15:45 Dubai (GMT+4)

Between 16 April 2019 and 30 May 2019 selected flydubai flights to and from Dubai will operate into and out of Al Maktoum International (DWC). Read more

List of destinations operating from Al Maktoum International (DWC) during the southern runway refurbishment project (16 April 2019 to 30 May 2019).

  • Abha (AHB)
  • Addis Ababa (ADD)
  • Ahmedabad (AMD)
  • Alexandria (HBE)*
  • Amman (AMM)*
  • Bahrain (BAH)*
  • Beirut (BEY)*
  • Bishkek (FRU)
  • Chennai (MAA)
  • Chittagong (CGP)
  • Cochin (COK)
  • Colombo (CMB)
  • Dammam* (DMM)
  • Delhi (DEL)
  • Esfahan (IFN)
  • Faisalabad (LYP)
  • Gassim (ELQ)
  • Gizan (GIZ)
  • Ha’il (HAS)
  • Hofuf (HOF)
  • Hyderabad (HYD)
  • Istanbul (SAW)
  • Jeddah (JED)*
  • Kabul (KBL)*
  • Karachi (KHI)
  • Kathmandu (KTM)*
  • Khartoum (KRT)*
  • Kozhikode (CCJ)
  • Kuwait (KWI)*
  • Lar (LRR)
  • Lucknow (LKO)
  • Mashhad (MHD)
  • Madinah (MED)
  • Multan (MUX)
  • Mumbai (BOM)
  • Muscat (MCT)*
  • Najaf (NJF)
  • Riyadh (RUH)
  • Shiraz (SYZ)
  • Sialkot (SKT)
  • Tabuk (TUU)
  • Ta’if (TIF)

* These flights will be available from both Dubai International (DXB) and Al Maktoum International (DWC) during this period.

Passengers travelling to Jeddah, Madinah or Taif

Published on: 01 October 2018, 12:00 Dubai (GMT+4)

Travel restrictions for passengers travelling to/from Saudi Arabia during the period of Umrah and Hajj. Read more

Check Umrah and Hajj flights updates for more information about the travel restrictions to Jeddah, Madinah or Taif during Umrah and Hajj period.

Passengers with connecting flights to Australia, the US and New Zealand

Published on: 02 July 2018, 12:00 Dubai (GMT+4)

If you have a connecting flight to Australia, the US or New Zealand, please note that enhanced security screening measures for hand baggage are in place. Read more

Please see the travel guidance here for more information: https://bit.ly/2KHiykZ

Smart bags

Published on: 15 January 2018, 12:00 Dubai (GMT+4)

Smart bags have integrated lithium batteries that allow charging external devices, GPS tracking, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, self-weighing, and digital locking. Read more

You can carry a smart bag as both checked and hand baggage, provided you meet the requirements.

Effective 15 January 2018, the following restrictions will apply for smart bags on all flydubai flights.

Hand baggage:

  • At the time of check-in, you must advise the staff you are travelling with a smart bag.
  • Lithium battery must be removable.
  • Lithium battery must not exceed power rating of more than 100Wh (Li-ion) or 2g (Li-metal).
  • Lithium battery must not be used to charge any device onboard the aircraft and any transmitting functions, that is, GPS tracking, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi must be switched off. The smart bag must be powered off throughout the flight.
  • The smart bag must be within hand baggage allowance.

Checked baggage:

  • At the time of check-in, you must advise the staff you are travelling with a smart bag.
  • Lithium battery must be removed and carried in your hand baggage.
  • Lithium battery must not exceed power rating of more than 100Wh (for Li-ion) or 2g (for Li-metal).
  • Removed lithium battery carried in your hand baggage must be protected from activation, short-circuit, and any damage.

Please note: if the lithium battery is not removable and is more than 100Wh (for Li-ion) or 2g (for Li-metal), the smart bag will not be accepted for carriage as checked or hand baggage.

Checked baggage at Dubai International (DXB)

Published on: 09 March 2017, 12:00 Dubai (GMT+4)

In line with new baggage rules at Dubai International (DXB), if you’re travelling with checked baggage please ensure that it is appropriately packed with at least one flat surface. Read more

Please click here for further information about the dimensions and weight of checked baggage.

New UAE visa rules for GCC residents

Published on: 15 April 2016, 12:00 Dubai (GMT+4)

Read the important new visa rules applicable to GCC residents flying to the United Arab Emirates. Read more

Restrictions on hoverboards and lithium powered items

Published on: 10 March 2016, 12:00 Dubai (GMT+4)

Please note that, for safety reasons, we cannot allow you to take items powered by lithium battery such as hoverboards, mini segways, balance wheels and solowheels on board any of our flights. Read more

This applies to hand baggage and checked baggage. If you’re carrying one of these items with or without batteries in your hand baggage or checked baggage, you’ll not be allowed to take it with you on your flight. For more information about restrictions on the carriage of lithium batteries and other dangerous goods, please read our baggage policy.

Important update regarding Dubai Bus Service

Published on: 01 January 2016, 12:00 Dubai (GMT+4)

Please note that the flydubai bus service between Dubai International Airport and Abu Dhabi and Al Ain has been cancelled for operational reasons.

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