As one of the world’s busiest flight hubs, Dubai is always abuzz with international travellers. From the sophisticated hotels at Dubai Airport, you can take advantage of a world-class array of duty-free stores, whether your tastes run to designer shades, the latest Hermès handbags or elegant gold jewellery sculpted into traditional Arabian designs.
This bustling hub also offers eating options for every taste and schedule, from international fast food to upscale Middle Eastern cuisine. But for the best in Middle Eastern gastronomy, it pays to travel to downtown Dubai, just 15 minutes by bus, Metro or taxi from your Dubai Airport accommodation.
With the airport so close to the centre, even a short stopover can provide the opportunity for some sightseeing in the Gulf’s most dynamic capital. Founded on fishing and pearl diving, Dubai has evolved into one of the world’s most glamorous locations, with thrilling nightlife, gourmet dining, atmospheric souk markets, and the history of the Old Town juxtaposed against a spectacular modern skyline rising above the Gulf.
Outdoor options range from glorious beaches to renowned golf-courses, international sporting events and adrenaline-charged 4WD-safaris on the desert dunes – all just a skip across the sand from your Dubai Airport hotel.