On the 22nd of July, I will be traveling on Emirates Business Class. Usually, when I travel, I only carry with me my small backpack (Which weighs less than 4kg.) When I travel with different airlines, they allow me to place it either in front or under my seat. The flight attendants tell me it's better to be placed either in front or under the seat. I was wondering; can I do the same thing with Emirates?
If it fits, there's a little area next to your seat/by your feet in front. There's a lot of space.
Worst case, they'll likely offer to fetch it for you if you need it during flight. It's less about the weight and more the size.
Source: Flew Emirates business on two legs last year and in first once this year, kept bag by feet.