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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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Ten minutes walking distance from T1 stop