Time Out explores the best things to do in Dubai International Airport station
1 Dubai International Airport: With airlines including British Airways, Gulf Air, Oman Air, Qatar Air and the recently launched short-haul airline, flydubai, you can head anywhere you desire from Dubai International Airport. It has a slick and futuristic design and houses a world-renowned duty free section. Terminal Three is dedicated to Dubai’s own Emirates Airways, which flies to more than 100 destinations. www.dubaiairport.com Three minutes walking distance to T1 from T1 stop; 3 minutes walking distance to T3 from T3 stop
2 Le Méridien Village: Negotiate wooden walkways across twinkling waters and you will find a wide variety of restaurants, bars and clubs here. The highlights are nightclub Alpha, which hosts a variety of bands and DJs among an interesting array of lime green and purple velvet furniture, and newly opened bar/restaurant/club Warehouse, where, surprisingly, all three elements of the venue work well. Yalumba is also worth checking out for its famed ‘free-flowing’ brunch. 04 217 0000 Five minutes walking distance from T1 stop
3 Al Bustan Rotana: Home to the popular Benihana, this is a great restaurant to visit with a group of friends. Grab a spot around a hot teppanyaki table and let the chefs entertain you with their slicing, dicing and juggling skills. The Blue Elephant is a fantastic Thai restaurant also worth a look thanks to its beautifully authentic decor, complete with huts, waterfalls and greenery. 04 282 0000 Six minutes walking distance from T1 stop
4 Dubai Airport Expo: This exhibition centre hosts a variety of events, from being home to the world of our yellow friend we love to hate (Modhesh) during Dubai Summer Surprises and the annual Gitex event, to a bath and kitchen exhibition. Visit the website to check out its events calendar. www.dubaiairportexpo.com Seven minutes walking distance from T3 stop
5 Millennium Airport Hotel: The Millennium Hotel is known for its ‘English’ pub, Biggles, with flying memorabilia from WWII adorning the walls. Its Italian restaurant, Da Vinci’s, and International eatery, Gozo Garden, are worth checking out, if only for the pretty decor, and then onto Cactus Jacks with its resident DJ. 04 282 3464 Ten minutes walking distance from T1 stop
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mohammed thiab Sep 10, 2009 08:29 am
Compared to other underground/metro service in Europe (London and Paris) for example
1- There should be a clear and well through route map for the new Dubai metro service
2- Accurate and balanced timetable for 24X7 coverage
3- Connections to other forms of transportation, buses and airport
4- Reasonable and competitive fares for single tickets, return tickets, weekly and monthly tickets. The target price should be lower than taxi fare and comparable or a little more than bus tickets
juanito Sep 10, 2009 06:46 am
just like what we have in our native country,the fare should be base on the point of origin up to the destination.
Rupa Sep 08, 2009 07:57 am
I agree with Mr. Manoj,
It really doesnt make any sense, as zones are too confusing. How will a commuter know how many zones have been traveled. The fare should be either uniform like bus fare or destination wise.
I should be user friendly not only for resident also to visitors. So a fare destination wise will be much convinient.
manoj Sep 07, 2009 08:08 am
i have read the article about metro ..its confusion coz no one know from one place to other place how much is fare .
to avoid confusion they should write the fare from one destination to another how much ....not like card and price
for example they should inform from airport to to ex station this much
if they write from one destination to other will make much easier to understand