Emirates - how far ahead can you check in?

By Dredgy | Apr 30, 2019, 01:41 AM
Hi all, I have a weird itinerary that necessitates stay in Dubai. My flight out leaves at 4AM on the 10th of September, my hotel has a late check out of 6PM (on the 9th of September).

If I was to get to the airport like 8 hours early, would I be able to check in and use the first class lounge for dinner and a nap? On a first ticket, destination is Mauritius.

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By Phil Young | Apr 30, 2019, 04:49 AM
Be careful of using the sleep rooms at Dubai lounges. There is a reputation of bags being looted while you're napping.
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By silentiger86 | Apr 30, 2019, 08:52 AM
I would just book an extra night in hotel in Dubai.
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By Heartysandy | Apr 30, 2019, 09:42 AM
Believe you can. Check this press release dated 28 June 2018.

https://www.emirates.com/media-centre/emirates-encourages-customers-to-arrive-early-to-airport-during-busy-summer-season-starting-tomorrow

"Customers can also check in online on both their desktops and mobile devices from 48 hours to 90 minutes before flight departure. In addition to these online check-in services, Emirates also offers check-in facilities near its car park area. Customers can use these to check in and drop off their luggage from 24 hours to six hours prior to departure."
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By Dredgy | Apr 30, 2019, 02:39 PM
I would just book an extra night in hotel in Dubai.

I’m actually staying in Al Ain, so I’d have to take all my bags from Al Ain to a hotel in Dubai, check in, probably not have any sleep, then take them all back to the airport anyway (I’m never asleep before midnight). I might do it but if I can stay in the lounge with free food and drink and just a spot to nap for an hour or so I’ll be happy.
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By silentiger86 | Apr 30, 2019, 04:28 PM
I would just book an extra night in hotel in Dubai.

I’m actually staying in Al Ain, so I’d have to take all my bags from Al Ain to a hotel in Dubai, check in, probably not have any sleep, then take them all back to the airport anyway (I’m never asleep before midnight). I might do it but if I can stay in the lounge with free food and drink and just a spot to nap for an hour or so I’ll be happy.

Fair enough. But if you have already explored Al-Ain, just check out at regular time and get to hotel in Dubai. IIRC there really is not much to do in Al-Ain (unless visiting family/friends). But as above, you seem to be able to check bags earlier.

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By 346 | May 01, 2019, 05:19 PM
Be careful of using the sleep rooms at Dubai lounges. There is a reputation of bags being looted while you're napping.

who's had their bag "looted" while in an F lounge?
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