I'm a Indian citizen and currently don't have a UAE visa. I'm booked with Emirates from LHR To DXB and from DXB to IXM with SpiceJet with a transfer time of 2hrs 55min. The tickets are separate and I am travelling with hand luggage only.

I'm getting conflicting messages with respect to obtaining the boarding pass for my onward journey from Dubai to Madurai with SpiceJet. SpiceJet says I have to clear Immigration and check in only in their check-in counter. But Dubai Airport (via web chat) and Marhaba Services (on call) are saying I can get a boarding pass for any airline flying out of Dubai from Transfer Desk.

Am I sure to be able to obtain my boarding pass for my SpiceJet flight from the Transfer Desk, and has anyone experience of this?

  • Spicyjet just say "Passengers travelling on international flights originating from India need to get their travel documents etc. verified by the airline staff. Hence, after documents verified a fresh boarding card will be issued."
    – Him
    Commented Aug 10, 2015 at 13:58
  • Hence you can check in online and print boarding card before Emirates flight.
    – Him
    Commented Aug 10, 2015 at 13:58
  • Yes. I'm flying out of LHR Commented Aug 11, 2015 at 14:10
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    Thanks punts and Gagravarr for editing my question to make it more crisp and clear. So far I haven't got an answer to my question. So let me complete my trip and update the details here so that it can help someone :) Commented Aug 12, 2015 at 14:10
  • thank you very much for the details. This is really helpful. Could you also let me know what if i have checked-in baggage?
    – user106571
    Commented Dec 19, 2019 at 21:33

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I received a boarding pass for spicejet at the transfer desk in Dubai without any issues.

  • Necro but trying my luck, but did you get a visa before boarding? And did Emirates cause any trouble when you were checking in at LHR?
    – 2bigpigs
    Commented Dec 21, 2021 at 20:39

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