I am arriving in Dubai terminal 1 on Ethiopian airlines and wish to transfer to Emirates flight at terminal 3, do I need to go through immigration/security? do I need to collect my bags?

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    Did you purchase your tickets on a single booking or separate tickets? Aug 10, 2016 at 9:54
  • I purchased them online seperate with Ethiopian and Emirates airlines
    – james shaw
    Aug 11, 2016 at 6:32
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    Terminals 1 and 3 are physically connected airside, you can just walk between them. You'll have to go through connections security before being let into the airside area. Checked bags may be a bigger issue, depending on if it's 1 or 2 tickets
    – Gagravarr
    Aug 12, 2016 at 10:11
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    – Gagravarr
    Aug 12, 2016 at 10:12

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You do not need to go through immigration, you can walk between T1 and T3. As for your luggage, it is a different story.

If your luggage is tagged to Dubai, then you will need to either collect it yourself (which requires a visa), or pay for the Marhaba Services and have them collect and re-check it for you on Emirates.

  • Burhan many thanks for your answer I have contacted Merhaba to see what they can do.
    – james shaw
    Aug 31, 2016 at 6:34

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