UAE airlines’ instructions for women while traveling

rawda samy - | UAE

Instructions for female passengers traveling with United Arab Emirates airlines.

UAE: Going on a trip while pregnant? Things you should do and rules you should follow

Here's how to get a medical license, which may be needed depending on how far along you are in your pregnancy.

Dubai: If you are pregnant and want to take a flight with an airline based in the UAE soon, there are some rules you need to follow to make sure your trip is safe and easy.

Etihad Airways, Emirates, Air Arabia, and FlyDubai all have rules that say pregnant passengers should talk to their doctor before making trip plans.

Here are the health rules and tips that carriers in the UAE want you to follow:

For Emirates Air LinesYou don't need medical clearance to fly for the first 28 weeks of your pregnancy.

When do I need a doctor's report?

Having a baby alone:

You will need a medical certificate to fly from week 29 to week 36.
If you are pregnant and are 37 weeks along, you will not be able to travel.

If you are pregnant with more than one baby, you will need medical clearance to fly from week 29 to week 32.

If you are pregnant and are 33 weeks along, you will not be able to travel.

Before you go on your trip, your doctor or nurse must fill out the certificate and sign it.

When should I give the doctor's certificate?When you check in at the airport, you must show the certificate, which should: • say that you are healthy enough to fly; • list the weeks of pregnancy and the expected due date (EDD); • say whether the pregnancy is single or multiple;During the acceptable pregnancy period for travel, your doctor or midwife must issue and sign it. It must also be on clinic or hospital letterhead or be stamped. It must also be valid for three weeks from the date it was issued and clearly written in English or Arabic. Other languages are accepted, but Etihad Airways check-in staff must verify them.

The Medical Information Form (MEDIF) is something you need to fill out if you are pregnant and have a disease that makes it more dangerous. The form can be found on the Etihad website at

Keep stock of Etihad at Terminal A.Based on how far along you are in your pregnancy, Etihad says you may need a doctor's certificate that you will need to show when you check in.

As long as you haven't had any problems or medical issues, you can fly normally until your 29th week of pregnancy.

If you are pregnant by yourself and are past the 36th week, Emirates says you can't fly.

Multiple pregnancy: You can't go anywhere after the 32nd week of a multiple pregnancy.

Do I need to show proof of my health?They say that if you are traveling during or after your 29th week of pregnancy, you need to bring a letter or medical certificate written by your doctor or midwife.

If you travel without one, you won't be able to fly.

The following information must be in the letter or certificate:• Proof of either a single or multiple pregnancies.• That the pregnancy doesn't have any problems.• The most likely date of delivery.• The latest date that your doctor thinks you'll be able to travel.• That you're healthy.• This is the only reason we know of that would stop you from flying.

Form for Medical Information (MEDIF)Emirates says that if you need to travel while you are very close to giving birth, you must fill out a medical information form (MEDIF) and send it in. Visit this link to get the form:

Emirates Airlines StockEmirates says that if you are traveling during or after your 29th week of pregnancy, you need to bring a letter or medical certificate signed by your doctor or nurse.

As for Air Arabia,

Air Arabia's website,, says that pregnant women can travel up to 35 weeks if they show medical proof that says how many weeks they are pregnant.

It must be doctor-signed and is only valid for 14 days from the date of issue.

Women who are pregnant with only one child are not allowed to travel after the 36th week. After 32 weeks, if you are pregnant with more than one baby, you can't go on vacation.

Qatar Airways Planes.jpgIt must have a doctor's signature and is only valid for 14 days from the date of issue.

Fly Dubai

Women who are expecting can travel on the plane until they are 28 weeks old. You can't travel after 28 weeks unless you have a medical report or certificate signed by a doctor or nurse.

You can't travel with FlyDubai after 36 weeks.

About Author

rawda samy
rawda samy
1376 Total posts

Read Also

UAE Mandates Indians Eligible for Pre-Approved Visa to Apply Online First

To be eligible for a pre-approved visa-on-arrival for 14-day visits to the UAE, Indian nationals in possession of an ordinary passport and a US green card or residence visa in the United Kingdom or the European Union must first submit an online...

A Canadian Billionaire Dies post Gym Workout at Luxury Five-Star Resort in Dubai

Ajmal Hasan Khan, a prominent Canadian billionaire and the visionary founder of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL), tragically passed away at the age of 60 following a suspected cardiac arrest. The incident occurred after a workout session at a...

Dubai Launches New RTA App Update to Renew Licenses, Pay Parking Faster

In an effort to streamline services and improve the user experience, Dubai has launched a significant update to the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) app.

Dubai Roads Authority upgrades Sheikh Rashid St. to energy-efficient LED lights

Sheikh Rashid Street serves as a vital thoroughfare traversing the heart of the city, boasting an impressive expanse of 10 lanes. As one of Dubai's primary roadways, it plays a pivotal role in facilitating the flow of traffic and connecting...

Abu Dhabi Introduces 3-Day Sale, Dh100,000 Gifts & Comedy Shows this weekend

Abu Dhabi gears up for an exciting weekend filled with entertainment and festivities across its mainland, islands, and suburban areas.

Authorities decide to partially close the main road in Abu Dhabi during weekends for two months

It has been decided by the authorities that the major route in Abu Dhabi will be partially closed on weekends for a period of two months.

GDRFA sets out the conditions for obtaining a short-term UAE visa on arrival

The GDRFA outlines the requirements for obtaining a UAE visa for a limited period of time upon arrival.

The UAE grants some travelers a pre-approved visa upon arrival, with conditions

Upon arrival, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) provides certain tourists with a pre-approved visa, subject to certain requirements.

Emirati companies grant their employees maternity leave for one year and paternity leave for 42 days

Employees of Emirati enterprises are eligible for maternity leave for a period of one year and paternity leave for a period of forty-two days.

UAE: Egyptian man finds Dh149,000 cash in an ATM and returns it back to police

Abdel Fattah Mahmoud Abdel Fattah, an Egyptian national residing in Ajman, UAE, stumbled upon a significant sum of money while using an ATM. The amount, totaling Dh149,000, presented Abdel Fattah with a moral dilemma.

 The cost of traveling by air taxi in the UAE from Dubai to Abu Dhabi

How much does it cost to take an air taxi in the United Arab Emirates from Dubai to Abu Dhabi?

Jobs that qualify for a 10-year blue visa in the UAE

There are jobs in the United Arab Emirates that qualify for a blue visa, valid for a decade.

A long holiday is soon for UAE residents

Residents of the UAE will soon be enjoying a lengthy vacation. Do you plan to combine the five-day Eid al-Adha holiday with your annual leave? 

Dubai launches 30 electric buses to serve commuters in 3 major areas

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai is set to introduce a fleet of 30 electric buses to cater to passengers in key areas such as Business Bay, Al Wasl Road, and Dubai Mall. Thirty electric buses will soon be available to users at...

UAE destroys over 400 mosquito site in anti-dengue campaign

The UAE health authorities have successfully eradicated 409 mosquito breeding sites identified as potential sources of dengue fever, according to a senior government official.

UAE Announces Expected Rise in Airfares for Summer Flights

Travel agents report that bookings for popular destinations like the Maldives have surged by over 10%. However, the increase in demand comes amid concerns that airfares in the UAE and globally might rise due to a shortage of available seats.

UAE fined a Company Dh450,000 for violating trading, investment rules

On Tuesday, officials in Abu Dhabi announced that an online investing and trading platform had been penalized around Dh450,000 for issuing securities without a valid prospectus.

Abu Dhabi restaurants are preparing to raise prices soon

In the near future, restaurants in Abu Dhabi plan to increase their prices.

Emirates flight cancellation: An accident in the sky damaged the Emirates plane

Emirates flight cancellation: The aircraft sustained damage in midair due to an accident.

UAE to Deploy 100 Free, Fast-Charging EV Units Across All Seven Emirates

The UAE has marked a significant milestone in its sustainability journey with the official launch of UAEV, the first government-owned electric vehicle (EV) charging network in Abu Dhabi.

Dubai Taxi announces the launch of postpaid service for transport services