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 Special Baggage 

Gulf Air has the pleasure to carry your Special baggage, sporting equipment and musical instruments as part of your free baggage allowance. Normal excess baggage charges will apply if you exceed your free baggage allowance. Each item must not exceed the maximum single piece weight of 32 kg and the following maximum dimensions 190 cm (79in) x 75 cm (29.5in) x 65 cm (25.5in).

The allowable items are defined as follows:

Zamzam Water
Each passenger can carry up to maximum 5 KGs of the Holy Water and only accepted with the check-in luggage. Each container must be wrapped/packed securely by the company allocated to do this at the departure area in Jeddah or Medina airports before the customer checks-in. The containers will be considered over and above the free baggage allowance.

One non motorized bicycle, which must be placed in a purpose designed protective bag, case or cardboard box. Gulf Air will not supply bicycle boxes. Pedals must be removed, handlebars fixed in line with the frame and tyres deflated to avoid potential damage.

Golf Clubs
Golf Bag: one golf bag containing one set of clubs, balls, one pair of golf shoes and one umbrella, which all must be held with in a purpose designed golf travel bag.

Ski Equipment
Snow boards: one snowboard plus boots in a purpose designed board bag.

Snow skis: one pair of skis and poles in a purpose designed ski bag plus one pair of ski boots in boot bag

Surfboards and Windsurf boards and sails; kayaks and hand gliders
Gulf Air is delighted to accept these items as long as each piece does not exceed 32 kg and are within the dimensions set for extraordinary baggage 190 cm (75”) x 75 cm (20.5”) x 65 cm  (25.5”). We would not be able to accept larger dimensions as checked baggage. Gulf Air would be happy to carry them as cargo in these circumstances. Please see our cargo section on the website.

SCUBA Diving Equipment
Diving equipment: one purpose designed diving kit bag that can contain one empty cylinder tank and harness, one regulator, one tank pressure gauge, one mask, snorkel, a pair of fins, one buoyancy control device (BCD), one Diving lamp (disconnected or battery removed). Please note the cylinder must be empty or carriage will not be accepted.

Paragliding and Parachuting
Paragliding: one canopy/wing, one harness and one helmet packed into rucksack.

Parachuting: one parachute properly packed, which will be loaded in the hold.

They are not permitted in the cabin.

One board and sail in a bag.

Ten pin bowling
Purpose designed bowling ball bag containing a maximum of 4 bowling balls.

Sticks, balls and pads carried in a purpose made kit bag "equipment bag".

One racket kit bag containing rackets and balls.

One equipment bag containing one bow, one quiver and arrows.

Two rods, one reel, one pair of fishing boots, one tackle and one landing net.

Musical Instruments
Packed in a purpose designed travel bag and adequately protected. Gulf Air will make every effort to accommodate your sporting equipment and musical instruments. However, on very rare occasions, due to operating restrictions, it may not be possible to operate this on the day. You can always contact us for Pre-travel Query.

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