The Emirates plane was forced to land in a different location due to the spread of the ash cloud from Iceland's Grimsvotn volcano.
A spokesperson from the airline said: "Emirates' flight EK027 from Dubai Airport to Glasgow Airport was diverted to Manchester Airport on Tuesday May 24th due to volcanic ash from the recent eruption of the Grimsvotn volcano in Iceland."
Emirates also made sure that ground transportation was provided so that travellers leaving the plane could reach their original destination of Glasgow.
In addition, ground transportation was made available from Glasgow for those who flew on the return flight from Manchester Airport to Dubai.
The airline apologised to passengers for any inconvenience caused by the move to the north-west travel hub, but stressed that the safety of travellers and aircraft crew was of the highest importance.
Yesterday (May 25th), the Met Office said that ash is drifting away from the UK and towards continental Europe, which means that "there will only be minimal ash over the UK and Europe as we enter the Bank Holiday weekend".