Five Great Ways To Kill Time At The Dubai International Airport

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Making travel plans for your next vacation?

No matter where you’re headed – make sure to get to the airport as early as possible because there’s just so much to do!

1. Shop ’till you drop

Do we even need to spell this one out?

Dubai Duty Free is every shopping lover’s paradise – make the most out of it!

2. Go for a swim

Dubai Airport’s health club (yep, there is a health club in DXB) is fully equipped with a pool, jacuzzi, sauna and a steam room.

It is located in the airport’s five-star hotel (yep, DXB has also got one ff those).

From AED 50 an hour.

3. Take a nap

When you have not just time but tiredness to kill, Snoozecube’s the answer.

Stretch out in one of their pods or cabins that are available for hourly rentals.

There is enough room for a bed, a touchscreen TV offering music and movies and store your carry-on luggage.

They are also completely soundproof.

From AED 75 an hour.

4. Get a massage!

Timeless Spa at Terminal 3 is the ultimate treat right before a long flight.

They have got beauty treatments, spa products and therapies!

From AED 315.

5. FREE wine tasting

Le Clos at terminal 3 gives access to some of the rarest and most coveted wines in the world, that you'd be hard pressed to fine anywhere else

AND they offer free tastings in the stores!

Read more about them here.

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6. Chill out in the Zen Gardens 

If it all gets too much, we recommend escaping to the Zen Gardens found at either ends of Terminal 3.

With fish ponds, trees and benches - they are the perfect place to settle down and pass the time with a good book or email catch-up.

They also have a children’s area, which is the perfect place to let your kids burn off excess energy so they are sure to sleep on the flight.

Written By

Rabiya Jaffery

Rabiya is very uncomfortable talking about herself in the third person but has heard it can be effective for things like this. Her interests include politics, horse riding, and eating breakfast food as frequently as possible.