Abu Dhabi International Airport

Be prepared by knowing the rules applying to luggage
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Luggage Regulations

Guidelines and restrictions you should be aware of when packing for your journey.

Checked luggage

Make sure you are familar with the rules that apply for all luggage you will be checking in at the airport (i.e. not taking with you onto the plane):

  • Your total luggage weight allowance and the maximum dimensions of each piece of luggage depends on the airline you’re flying with, your class of travel and the route you’re flying. Check your airline’s website or contact them directly. Airlines will charge you if these limits are exceeded.
  • In line with the regulations of most international airports, Abu Dhabi International Airport will accept a maximum weight of 32 kg /70.6 lbs for each piece of checked luggage. You might be requested to repack should one of your bags weigh more than 32 kg.
  • Before your baggage will be accepted at check-in, you must answer the security questions asked by the member of staff serving you at the check-in counter.
  • As per aviation safety regulations, certain substances are prohibited from carriage on board.

Hand luggage

  • The amount of hand luggage you can bring on board with you depends on the airline you’re flying with, your class of travel and the route you’re flying. Check your airline’s website or contact them directly.
  • International regulations apply concerning any Liquids, Aerosols & Gels (LAGS) carried in hand luggage. All liquids must be in containers of maximum of 100ml, and these should fit into a clear resealable plastic bag of maximum 1 litre capacity (approximately 20cm x 20cm). Plastic bags are available at the airport at all clearly marked Customer Service Information Desks. For more information, read our Luggage FAQs.