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Travel information

Where: Emirates Flight Training Academy, Dubai World Central, Dubai South, P.O. Box 8086, Dubai, UAE.

Before you arrive, here’s some information to help you prepare for your visit to Dubai.

Assessment fees

There will be three payments for the duration of the assessment. 

First assessment amount: 1500.00 AED 
This covers the cost of your Maths, Physics, Compass and Psychometric testing.

Second assessment amount: 3521.65 AED 
This the cost for the internal Emirates medical assessment linked to your GCAA application and includes your vision assessment.
This will be a payment made at the academy once you have successfully passed your tests.

Third assessment amount: 200.00 AED
This cost is for your chest x-ray. This is managed independently and payment can be made to the provider directly on the day.

Medical requirements

In order to be successful in your application, you will be tested against the GCAA requirements for the region.
Please visit https://www.gcaa.gov.ae to know more.

UAE visa

Please check if you need to arrange a visa before you arrive in Dubai and that your passport is valid for the minimum period. You can check with the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs.

Dubai immigration process

As an added security measure, the Immigration Authority at Dubai International airport is now conducting random iris scans for visitors. If you’re asked to take part, you need to present a copy of your visa or a printed visa confirmation page at the screening counter. If you don’t bring a copy, you’ll be charged AED 30 to print one.

Book your flight

You need to book your return flight for your assessment dates. The cost of your flight is not included in your assessment fees.


You can take advantage of a special rate just for candidates at the Aloft Dubai South, which is conveniently located next to the Emirates Flight Training Academy. 

Address: Aviation City, P.O Box 712778, Dubai, United Arab Emirates 
Phone number: +971 4 823 8888


We’ll provide a transfer between the Aloft Dubai South hotel and the academy. We’ll send you more details about the times and schedule once your payment is confirmed. If you decide to stay at another hotel, you need to arrange to get to the academy.


We’ll provide lunch and refreshments during your assessment. 
Before we make the arrangements, please send us confirmation of your payment, visa, accommodation and flight to  internationalselection@emirates.com.