Dubai Airport

The first stop-off point on my trip to Korea was Dubai International Airport. I arrived at midnight on a surprisingly pleasant Emirates flight (even in economy class the service was second to none I’ve experienced before). The first thing that hit me was the 36 deg C heat, and this was in the middle of the night! After a short shuttle bus trip, I arrived at the rather incredible terminal building…

Dubai Airport

This has to be the most opulent airport in the world (that I’ve seen at least). It basically consists of a single very long tiered hall with shops and gate entrances on either side (all comfortably air-conditioned). What really enhances it is the clever use of lighting which draws the eye along its length and is especially effective at night. Fit for a Saudi prince I think!


Originally from the UK, David is designer and wanderer currently based in Kamakura. Prior to this, he lived in China and longs to explore more of this vast and varied land. He started Randomwire in 2003 to chronicle his travels and occasional musings. Feel free to drop him a line.

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