Ras Al Khaimah International Airport

Visitor Information

Luggage Rules

Airport Policy – Baggage Acceptance

Effective from 1st March, 2019.

Ras Al Khaimah International Airport has introduced new baggage rules to help improve baggage services to all our passengers. All bags are required to have at least one flat surface.

Here are some basic rules to follow, with a few additional tips.

Baggage Acceptance Policy
  • All Baggage must have at least one flat surface before being accepted for travel (examples depicted below).
  • Baggage that does not have one flat surface will need to be re-packed into an approved cardboard box. approved boxes are available at baggage wrapping center at a nominal charge.
  • Baggage secured by rope or string will not be accepted. Strong tape is recommended.
  • Two items of Baggage taped or wrapped together will not be accepted at Check-in.
  • Baggage larger than 90cm Long, 75cm High and 60cm Wide, or that does not have a single Flat surface will not be accepted.
  • Excess Baggage must be re-packed. Excess baggage fees typically apply.

Ras Al Khaimah International Airport reserves the right to refuse acceptance of any non-compliant baggage at check-in.

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Baggage Packing Tips
  • Personal belongings and items needed on-board should be packed in your hand luggage.
  • Ensure that your passport is with you at all times. Do not pack in checked in luggage.
  • Laptop or tablet should be easily accessible. You will be required to place it in a separate security tray at the security scan.
  • Ensure all old baggage tags are removed before travel as these may cause the baggage to be misplaced.
  • Extra care should be taken while packing your belongings, especially fragile items.
  • Any loose straps should be removed and packed in the baggage. This will help speed up the baggage process and prevent any possible damage.
  • Make sure you know what your baggage looks like, its colour and the brand name. You are advised to retain your baggage claim tags for easy identification at your destination.
Security Screening

Upon completion of Immigration you will be required to pass through Security Screening. Please be aware of the following:

  • All liquids, aerosols and gels should be removed from your hand luggage and placed separately in the tray provided.
  • All electronic devices (laptops, mobile phones, tablet, etc.) and metallic items (keys, coins) should be placed in a separate tray.
  • Remove coats, shoes and belts.
  • Hand luggage should be placed onto the conveyor belt.
  • Walk through the metal detectors or body scanners; you may be asked for enhanced security screening, if required.
  • You are advised to co-operate with the security personnel.
Security Rules for Liquid Items in Hand Baggage
  • Quantity in each container must not exceed 100ml.
  • Containers must be packed in a transparent, re-sealable plastic bag, of 1 litre capacity.
  • Each passenger may carry only one such transparent plastic bag.
  • The bag must be presented separately at the security screening point for x-ray.


Medicines and dietary requirements (including baby food), required during the flight , may be carried in addition to the above. When requested, passenger will have to provide proof of authenticity for the medicines.

Allowed Items
Not Allowed Items