Be it the soaring skyscrapers, or the man made islands, everything about the pompous city of Dubai is in superlatives, and hence when it comes to Airport of Dubai, do not expect an exception. The world’s busiest Airport in terms of international passenger traffic, the Dubai International Airport is a mini world in itself. Covering an area of 7,200 acres of land this Airport has three terminals one of which is dedicated to Emirates Airlines. There are two runways in the airport which are capable of accommodating the Airbus A380 as well.
You cannot go without paying attention to these
While you are at the Dubai International Airport, be ready to get startled with the mind-blowing grandeur of the airport, and don’t be surprised if your eyeballs pop out looking at the sheer size of the airport as you step out of your flight. When everything in Dubai deals with superlatives, it is obvious that even the services and facilities would be out of the world. While waiting for a flight to catch, you may take some rest in one of the many Snoozecubes that are micro hotel rooms which are available at the Airport against a nominal charge.
Other unique and cool things that are available at the Dubai Airport include the Zen Gardens which are an oasis of greenery inside the airport building and offers tranquility to those who are weary of long or delayed flights. Before getting out into the scorching heat outside, people traveling to Dubai can cool off at the airport in the in-house swimming pool that you can access against a small fee. Jacuzzi, a fully equipped gymnasium, sauna bath and shower facilities are also available at the airport only.
Shop till you drop at the duty free shops
It is not possible that you travel to Dubai and you do not visit the Duty free shops at the Dubai International airport. If considered as one combined stores, the duty free shops of Dubai are the world’s busiest and largest retail outlets. With the various outlets that sell electronics, fashion accessories, cosmetics and perfumes, liquor and tobaccos, books, watches, jewelry and what not, these duty free shops at Dubai Airport is truly a paradise of shopping for those who did not get enough chance during their travel in Dubai.
While you would be served food on the flight, however if you want to give your taste buds some royal treat, Dubai airport is the right place to be in. With 80 outlets serving food and beverages you can savor any and every type of cuisine here at the Dubai International Airport.
Essential services for every passenger
Some of the essential services and facilities that are available for people who travel to Dubai are free Wi-Fi internet access, unlimited power charging stations, prayer rooms, well ventilated smoking lounges, dedicated shower cubicles for men and women, baby care rooms to attend babies in privacy in case you are travelling with one, various business services that includes secretarial service and last but not the least a dedicated team of doctors to provide medical assistance in case there is a requirement.
Transport options are plenty
You can reach the airport from the city and vice versa by means of bus, Metro or taxis. Best possible to way to reach Airport to catch your flight on time is the Dubai Metro. Available at every 10 minutes from terminal 1 and Terminal 3 this is the most inexpensive mode of transport to travel to the city from the Airport. Dubai RTA operated buses also serve as an inexpensive mode of transport. The buses to the city are available in front of all the three terminals. Taxis are also an available option.