UAE airlines’ instructions for women while traveling

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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.

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