EDDL From Germany, joined Dec 2002, 738 posts, RR: 17 Posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2320 times:
I am looking for some information regarding DXB photography. Where are the best locations for some pictures inside the terminal building before departure? I am aware of the current security situation and will try to keep a low profile (leaving most of the gear at home). Some help would be much appreciated!
MightyFalcon From Oman, joined Jun 2001, 384 posts, RR: 10 Reply 1, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2287 times:
I would suggest the upper floor, close to the escalators taking you down to the duty free shops; from there, you would be able to get a shot including both the terminal structure and the duty free area (don't forget to include the palm tree in your shot!).
Otherwise, both the EK Business and First-class lounges are worth a shot if you can access them.
You have to be airside to get any views. There is a restaurant area above the check-in desks that offers some views of the "back" of the terminal, but I have been stopped from even using binoculars there.
Just about the only place in the terminal itself is from the food-hall seating area, about mid-way along the terminal. You are some distance from the curved glass though and probably lots of reflections. There are also some "quiet areas" near each end of the terminal that offer reasonable views.
These places tend to be busy and photography will very likely be frowned upon. I think it's unlikely you'd be arrested or anything that dramatic, but I'd be surprised if you weren't asked to stop. Be careful.
Speedbird128 From Pitcairn Islands, joined Oct 2003, 1480 posts, RR: 2 Reply 5, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2231 times:
There are very very few spots for good shots from within the terminal building... I have flown from there many many times, and if I did get lucky at my gate, then the windows were beyond filthy (the airport is a giant construction zone, so they can't clean the windows 24/7) or had some condensation which is common at this humid time of year, and that makes the dirt on the windows worse...
Have a look around for a shot spot, but keep it subtle and don't upset the cops. They aren't too forgiving.