Emirates has launched a new Home Check-In option, enabling customers departing Dubai to check-in from anywhere in the emirate.

The new service – which costs AED 350 (around £70) per trip for up to seven pieces of luggage – can be booked online up to 12 hours before departure.

An Emirates check-in agent will then visit the customer’s preferred location to weigh and tag bags, as well as check-in the passenger and issue boarding passes.

Checked luggage will then be sealed and transported to the airport, allowing the passenger to head straight to immigration on arrival.

The carrier said that it had been trials of the new service since October “to ensure that the customer experience and security checks are faultless”.

Airportr offers a similar service in the UK, for carriers including British Airways and American Airlines on flights departing London.