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Dubai International Airport

Creative Commons/ Flickr: 茶壺 周
Creative Commons/ Flickr: 茶壺周
First impressions are gold, and Dubai International Airport take this to heart. Expect a warm welcome and global-friendly facilities from the moment you step on the building, to the time you leave its premises.
Dubai Airport covers all your gastronomical needs - from cafes and snack shops, to fine dining and casual restaurants. Ice cream parlors, burger bars, desserts, fast food, pizzas, and bakeries from diverse culinary choices litter the various concourses. Full restaurants cater Mediterranean, Italian, Indian, Japanese, Thai, and Arab menus.
Credit: Dubai International Airport Hotel
Credit: Dubai International Airport Hotel
Shopping is the best cure for boredom, and one of the ultimate ways to discover local-made products. The airport has a long list of imported and regional items like perfumes, liquor, souvenirs, books, electronics, and jewellery.
Convenience facilities include a pharmacy, prayer room, money exchange, ATMs, post office, free WIFI (30-minutes), clinic, and (complimentary) shower rooms.
For extended WIFI, you can purchase AED 19.95/hour/mobile or AED 29.95/day/laptop. ATMs and Forex are available 24/7.
Smokers be glad, as there are luxe areas designated for smoking. Terminals 1-3 all have their smoking lounges. Puffing outside these areas are prohibited.
Business Center is open for photocopying, internet access, fax, lamination, and secretarial duties.
And for your little ones, head on to the Baby Care rooms for some baby time privacy.
Credit: Dubai International Airport Hotel
Credit: Dubai International Airport Hotel
If you have a long layover or require an overnight accommodation, then that's your perfect cue to try the Dubai International Airport Hotel. It offers a world of lavish pampering, with 349 rooms, 14 dining options, 2 health clubs, pool, gym, and complimentary fruit basket, tea/coffee service. Rooms start from AED 600.
Credit: Snooze Cube
Credit: Snooze Cube
But if you only have 2-3 hours of waiting time 'til your flight and you want to indulge yourself with some shuteye, then try the Snooze Cube. A Single Cube goes for AED 75/hour and Shared Cube for AED 100/hour, minimum of 2 hours per stay. Each cube is equipped with a fully-made comfortable bed, a touchscreen TV with WIFI connectivity, an extensive music and movie playlists, a space for your baggage and coats. There are currently only 10 cubes on service at Terminal 1. Women, children, and elderly get priority upon cube availability.
Time is essential and Dubai International Airport understands that each minute should be well spent. Everything you need is here within your reach, be it personal, business, dining, or leisure.

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