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Good|July 2017

From killing time at the airport to updated security regulations, via healthcare for kids and the apps that’ll make your travels easier, don’t leave home without reading this first…

Killing time?

If you think hours spent air side are all about eating burgers and shopping for perfume, think again. These ingenious airport entertainment options take the disaster out of delays

Find your happy place

Need five minutes to yourself to escape the stress of travelling with small people? The Zen Garden is where you’ll find it. Take some time to collect your thoughts around the leafy greens with your headphones, a good book, or complete silence. DXB T3, dubaiairports.ae

Make a splash

It seems an odd concept to pop off for a swim while waiting for a flight, but luckily, Dubai International Hotel deals in the extravagant. Take a dip in the hotel pool if you feel like you need to refresh and recharge before a long-haul flight. DXB T3, dubaiintlhotels.com

Treat the kids

It’s not just the adults that need extra TLC every now and again, the kids need it too. Take them to the airport’s PlayZone for a special treat, where they can wear themselves out on climbing frames, soft play and a chill out area with movies. DXB T3, dubaiairports.ae

Shop, shop, shop

Kids won’t let you treat yourself in peace? Ahlan services offers a personal airport concierge to do the shopping for you, while you sit back and relax. Glass of champagne, anyone? DXB T1 and T3, ahlan-dia.com

Treat your feet

Head to Be Relax spa for an indulgent treat for your tired tootsies, and splash out on a Be Feet foot massage (Dh 150) as you lie back on a massage lounger. There are treatment options ranging from 15 to 60 minutes, depending on how close that departure gate is... DXB T1 and T3, berelax.com

Get away from the masses

Even if you’re flying economy, you can still enjoy the luxury of a private lounge experience. Anyone can buy a pass for Marhaba’s lounges (Dhs175), meaning you’ve got the space to binge on the buffet in private. DXB T1, T2, and T3, marhabaservices.com

Take a snooze

No, really. DXB now boasts not one, but two peaceful nap facilities. Sleep ‘N Fly at Terminal 3’s A gates offers a choice of sleep cabins or cute ‘igloo’ pods, while Terminal 1’s Snooze Cube feature a comfortable single bed, Wi-Fi, television, and just enough room to store your luggage. Prices start from Dhs75 per hour. snoozecube.com; sleep-n-fly.com

FLYING FROM THE CAPITAL?

Abu Dhabi’s new and improved terminal building might still be under construction, but the existing facility has some major selling points, not least how much quieter and easier to navigate it is than DXB. There’s boutique shopping at both T1 and T3, public shower facilities for those who want to freshen up after an early morning transit, or even a Go Sleep facility, where you can get some shut-eye for just Dhs50 an hour. abudhabiairport.ae

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