Ultimate sweet treat The ultimate sweet treat has arrived for all the candy fans among you. Top sweet shop brand Fuzziwig’s Candy Factory has opened up a “sweet stop” at Terminal 3, Concourse B. Kids can fill their FuzziBuckets to the brim with pick ’n’ mix, while adults can opt for home-made chocolatey FuzziTreats – think sea salt caramels, pistachio truffles, chocolate peanut butter crunches, Lotus Nutella sandwiches and more – available in travel-friendly FuzziTins. Bring on the sugar. B Gates, Terminal 3, fuzziwigsuae.com.
Buy a new scent
Gucci Guilty Absolute Pour Femme features the scent of goldenwood complemented by the sweet note of blackberry. It’s a contemporary, fruity fragrance for the modern woman to wear, every day. Dhs431 (90ml), Dhs324 (50ml). Dubai Duty Free, various locations throughout DXB.
Get your currency converted at Travelex
It’s something we often leave to the last minute/don’t do at all, but there’s no reason not to convert your cash if you find yourself currencyless at DXB. Since the recent opening of four stores, there are now 13 outlets across DXB, offering a total of 57 currencies. So rest assured, your money matters will be sorted here. Various locations throughout DXB.
It might come as a total surprise, but there’s a swimming pool at DXB and it’s there for all passengers to use. If you’re in Terminal 3, head over to gates B12 and C17, and unwind with a relaxing dip in the pool. It’s set within the Health Club at the five-star Dubai International Hotel. May as well make the most of your airport experience and treat yourself while you’re there. From Dhs75 (all facilities, one hour). Dubai International Hotel, Terminal 3.
Watch free movies on ICFLIX
If you like a good movie, you’re going absolutely love this. DXB has teamed up with regional film content provider ICFLIX to allow you to stream the latest blockbusters straight to your smartphone or laptop, completely free of charge. Relax with a punnet of popcorn and just enjoy a great flick. Content is available in three languages, too – Arabic, English and French. Perfection. Stream via DXB’s free wi-fi.
Find an extra-special gift
Dubai Duty Free is the perfect place to snap up a special gift, and Dior Poison Girl Unexpected could well be it. The fragrance strikes with it’s daring, pronounced notes of ginger, blood orange and rose, which soften into a delicious treat. Dhs384 (100ml), Dhs283 (50ml). Dubai Duty Free, various locations throughout DXB.
Buy a local treasure
Don’t let your time in Dubai International Airport come to an end without a visit to Creative Leather. Its slogan is “Dubai Heritage Treasures”, and once you step inside, you’ll see why. The team can recreate a number of designs, including iconic buildings such as the Burj Al Arab. Get the majestic Dubai skyline recreated to take home as a unique keepsake of your time in the emirate. Designs are adorned on material that resembles leather, and once the colours are applied, they’ll never fade. This is a cool airport gem that captures a snapshot of Dubai’s history. Don’t miss it. B Gates, Terminal 3.
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