Our Emirates flight departs Istanbul Ataturk at 4:30 p.m. for Dubai. This is our 2nd time visiting Dubai but the 1st disembarking at Dubai airport itself. Previously we had landed in Abu Dhabi and then taken a courtesy bus to Dubai.
This is the new Dubai airport and similar to any other major airport, it’s huge and spacious thus making it comfortable to walk around or window shop. As expected with a new building, Dubai airport was glittering from floor to the metal panels.
Upon arrival, we had to take a shuttle train to the arrival concourse. Immigration was quick but we had to wait for some time for our baggage at the carousel. One word of caution, the baggage trolley retains static electricity and at certain times you can actually hear a ‘buzz’ when you touch the trolley’s metal parts. When this happens, you’ll feel a biting sensation to your hands. This happens both at arrival and departure.
Shuttle train at Dubai airport.
The spacious and un-crowded Dubai Airport.
Dubai Airport. The glittering floor and metal penal.
Sort of futuristic elevators.
Dubai airport duty-free shops.
Care for a Gold iPhone?
Or a slightly more expensive one.
Useful Dubai metro route. Click to enlarge. Credit : discover-dubai.ae
We returned from the Mall of the Emirates to our hotel late evening to pick up our luggage and then headed straight to the airport. From the hotel to the airport in a slight traffic congestion, the taxi cost us 29Dh. As mentioned earlier, be aware the airport luggage trolley retains static electricity, so avoid touching the metal parts. It won’t electrocute you, just a biting sensation.
We had left home for 28 days total and looking forward to get home and see our children. No plans for the remaining 2015 but we’ll never know. We’ve never planned to visit a certain place at certain time but our trips are motivated upon seeing a picture of a beautiful place. Norway, Azores, Costa del Sol, Gibraltar, St Marten …… lets see.
Departure level Dubai airport.
Dubai airport T3 metro station.
The metro leaving the airport.
A Porsche to be won.
A Bentley is also up for grabs.
Seated and waiting for our Emirates B777 for push back.