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To sleep peacefully

by web-administrator (April, 2017)


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(Guest Review) This works for any airport that has a prayer room(usually in the Middle East). Simply find one and sleep there (separate for men and women). Though most airports put up signs in the room stating you're not supposed to sleep there nobody really checks and since it's a secluded room for prayer it's really quiet . Just remember to set an alarm to wake yourself.

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Toilets dreadful

by web-administrator (April, 2017)


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(Guest Review by Bill) All toilets are either broken, blocked or out of order. No running water...the airport is a disgrace!

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Dubai airport overcrowded

by web-administrator (April, 2017)


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(Guest Review by John Mittan) Dubai airport is so overcrowded and the toilet facilities are disgusting.What happened to the high standard the Emirates was known for.People queuing forever no facilities bad tempered ground staff the place is a mess. Watching TV about Dubai airport and actually experiencing the bad form makes me wonder if the filming is for real.

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Dubai Airport

by web-administrator (February, 2017)


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(Guest Review) The tip about the PRM room was very good. Total privacy but the couches are just some pillowed chairs that you can move around but too small if you are 6 feet tall.

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Dubai Airport Review

by web-administrator (August, 2016)


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(Guest Review) They have recliner seats for people to sleep and lots of eating and coffee options. The only drawbacks are that prices for food and drink are a bit high and the air con is a bit too high.

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Emirates no longer gives food vouchers

by web-administrator (December, 2016)


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(Guest Review) I was told on asking about food vouchers at the Emirates counter that they had cancelled their contract 3 weeks ago and no longer have for vouchers.

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Wi-Fi

by web-administrator (December, 2016)


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(Guest Review) Dubai International Airport has recently implemented a new Wi-Fi product. It is a single click to login to 'DXB Free WiFi' with no personal details needed. The internet has no limitations on time, is high speed and completed free. At an airport of this scale with so many simultaneous users online the quality of this Wi-Fi and customer experience it provides is a credit to the airport.

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Info in the article is now inaccurate

by web-administrator (December, 2016)


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(Guest Review) We have just spent the night at Dubai International Airport for our 12 hour layover flying from Stockholm to Durban with Emirates. When we booked our flight, the Emirates website contained some promises that were not fulfilled. The first was in respect to layovers: a layover of 4 hours or more would entitle you to a meal voucher and more than 10 hours they would organise accommodation and a visa free of charge. To qualify for these, you would have to take the earliest connecting flight to your destination, which is what we had. We did not get either of these. They said we needed to spend the equivalent of 950 USD on each flight to qualify, this was not stated on the site, but this we enquired about before we left so we were prepared to sit in the airport or leave it. What came as a surprise was that when we arrived in Dubai and asked for our meal vouchers at the emirates counter they told us that they no longer provide this as of the beginning of November 2016. We were not informed of this as we booked in August 2016. Another thing we were disappointed with was Emirates have advertised that they have new interactive amenity kits for economy passengers on flights of 8 hours or more. We have so far done 2 flights of 8 hours and about to do one more and so far have not received a kit. There are supposed to be kits themed to each continent Emirates flies to and we are the furthest country in the African continent, so who is getting these kits? Aside from these issues with Emirates, the Airport is well signed and there are a lot of seats. However, it took about an hour to find 2 free reclining seats, which were awful to sleep in and I would defin continued >>

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Dubai Airport Review

by web-administrator (August, 2016)


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(Guest Review) Dubai Airport Terminal 3 is my most favorite airport in the middle east. I use it whenever I am flying to anywhere. I like the facilities it offers, This airport feels like a huge shopping mall and you never get bored. You can even use the airport hotel swimming pool, but you have to pay a few bucks, AED 55/- but still its very cool.... I am going to Manila in December 2016 again, I will be there and passing my time and walking around. I wish if they would left the time limit for using the Wifi..

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Not a comfortable place for a layover

by web-administrator (September, 2016)


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(Guest Review by HD) As an Australian, I spend quite a bit of time in Dubai if I fly Emirates. The advantage of one transfer from Australia to my destination is reduced by the poor range of services available in Terminal 3. Most of the staff are OK but the service is not terrific and the facilities are pretty basic. To transfer in this airport, you have to go immediately through security - again. You have just come off the plane - right, so why security again?? I had to see the transfer desk after I arrived, but to do so I had to go back through security - again and then back out through security - again to get to the terminal. Thhis process is not designed to impress tired travellers who arrive after long haul overnight flights. There is absolutely nothing to do in this terminal, and it is really not a nice place to spend 5 hours. Sure there are plenty of lounge chairs which are well used, and I did find a shower on my last visit (I didn't use it) but the food outlets are pretty basic - there is not a lot of choice, the food is mostly awful, and these outlets are expensive especially when you factor in the cost of changing currency. Shopping is strictly for the highly cashed up folk, and even the duty free shopping was not well organised. My alcohol was labelled and had to go into the hold, but when I arrived in Australia it was available for anyone to collect - there was no process of identifying and linking me to my purchases. So although the single transfer is appealing, I will be reading this blog to see if there is a better way to get into Europe or Africa.

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A complete choas

by web-administrator (September, 2016)


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(Guest Review by Jehanzeb) I was a transfer passenger at Dubai airport. The first shock was immigration. There were 32 lines and in each line there were more then 30 passenger and the immigration officers were not giving a shit to who where standing there for almost 2 hours.There was no greetings, no smiles, no attention give me a terrible impression of the country and its people. A lady at the information desk was busy in a chit chat with a colleague and does not bother about the passenger standing and asking for information. At Terminal three, there was a complete chaos and a fish market scenario. No place to sit. A noisy atmosphere. And pathetic staff. It is more of a bus terminal of a third world country then an airport. On the other hand, Abu Dubai airport is better. There is a place for everything.

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Beware Emirates/Qantas codeshare for meal vouchers

by web-administrator (August, 2016)


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(Guest Review) Sad to have adjusted my flight, resulting in a Qantas leg from Dubai, and therefore the meal vouchers I received out bound with Emirates aren't readily available. I had both boarding passes, but the Emirates counter (near gate A18&A19) said I'd have to go to the transfer counter, which means exiting security and then re-entering. Given I'm six hours in and tired, I just forked out 35dirhams (AUD13.5) for a coffee and muesli.

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Dubai Airport review

by web-administrator (March, 2016)


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(Guest Review) I'm surprised the air in this airport is free. Nearly went insane on an 8 hr layover this year. No place to sleep, not much good food, everything is overpriced, internet is horrible. Snoozecubes would save the situation if they weren't so expensive. Don't even know what to do on my next 13hr (!) layover next month. Would it kill them to make internet better (and free) and create some spaces for sleeping other than the hotel? It was so bad I literally cried for about three out of those 8 hours.

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Dont buy from Rossovivo for snack foods

by web-administrator (July, 2016)


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(Guest Review) Bought a 30 Dh small plastic container which was meant to contain 'mixed fruit' for a breakfast snack. There were 15 pieces of apple (one whole apple)and 1 small piece of kiwi fruit on the top and the bottom. It was basically a cut up apple worth 5 dh. Costing 30 dh it was robbery!

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Dublin Airport Review

by web-administrator (June, 2016)


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(Guest Review) All layovers at Dubai are intended to encourage the transit passengers to spend copiously in the hugely expensive shopping mall that is, in fact, the airport. Layovers between flights on Emirates are on average six hours in duration - just enough time to go stir crazy. Besides, the general attitudes of ground staff borders on the hostile. And if you don't wish to shop, there is absolutely nothing else to do.

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