The Dubai International airport is recognized as the world’s busiest airport for international passengers. And, its not for no reason that DXB bagged the tag. The airport is a mini city in itself offering unmatched comfort, luxury and entertainment for travelers. Apart from an impressive line up of restaurants, DXB also has a whole lot interesting things you can try. So, whether you are on transit or its your first time in Dubai, there's a lot to look forward to. From hanging up your boots and relaxing at a spa, to catching up with your workout routine and indulging in some retail therapy, here’s what you can do while waiting for your flight at Dubai International Airport. Also Read: Dubai Gets Its First Licensed Hotel Cinema
1. Spa Session
Book in some ‘me time’ with a stress-busting massage, relaxing shoulder rub or simple a quick mani/pedi before you board your flight from the Spas below:Be Relax, Terminal 1 & 3
Contact: +971 4250 0524XpresSpa, Terminal 3
Contact: +971 4343 3011Timeless Spa, Terminal 3
Contact: +971 4505 9555
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2. Hit the Gym Or Take A Swim
A swimming in the airport may sound unlikely but that’s what Dubai is all about! The Dubai International Hotel has a stunning pool that’s open to all passengers, not just hotel guests. Work out at the hotel’s health club, unwind in the jacuzzi & steam room afterward.Contact: +971 4224 4000
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3. Access Premium Lounges
You don’t have to travel Business Class to enjoy the benefits of Marhaba private lounges which are located at Terminal 1 Concourse D, Terminal 2 & Terminal 3 Concourse A, B & C. Contact: +971 4389 8989
4. Play At Kids Zone
Kids Zone at Terminal 3, near Gate B7 is a dedicated kids area that offers family-friendly entertainment with games & climbing area. Parents can relax and enjoy the free wifi & stream their favorite movies.Contact: +971 4224 5555
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5. Retail Therapy
The world’s leading designers have all found a home and Dubai International airport could arguably be better than a mall for some retail therapy. What’s more? It’s all Duty Free!
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6. Eat Great Food or Grab A Drink
Embark on a culinary journey with over 135 food outlets. Indulge in flavors from across the globe at every terminal. Try the delicious dim sum at The Noodle House, pasta from The Kitchen by Wolfgang Puck or Turkish pride at Giraffe World Kitchen.
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7. Rest In Sleeping Pods
The sleep ‘n fly lounge at Terminal 3 is perfect for a power nap with igloo styled sleep pods to choose from or double cabins with pull-out beds for kids. Terminal 1, Concourse D, also has a slick SnoozeCube. The cubicles are soundproof and also have television.Sleep ‘n fly lounge Contact: +971 52355 1477SnoozeCube: www.snoozecube.com
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8. Check out the Zen Gardens
Escape to the Zen Gardens in Terminal 3 which is perfect to gather your thoughts & a great place to relax and unwind with the greenery and the sounds of trickling streams. These two oasis of calm can be found at each end of the terminal and are filled with verdant tropical plants and places to sit.
9. Take A Shower
We all know how long flights can make the body feel! Now you can board your connecting plane feeling fresh with designated shower areas at Terminal 3 (between gates C18 and C22, B13 and B19, A1 and A24).
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10. Check Into a 5-Star Hotel
No room for anything else but luxury on your trip? Well then whether you have an overnight stopover or just a few hours to refresh and relax, Dubai International Hotel offers the perfect solution. Luxurious and spacious, the wide range of rooms and suites will suit every need.
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