Matterhorn From Switzerland, joined Feb 2004, 135 posts, RR: 3 Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 830 times:
well, i have been to DXB last october.
i must say, i was a little bit disappointed by the airport, especially the very high-rated duty free shops were way smaller than i thought and didnt have to offer that much. prior my travel to DXB i was told that this airport is the most luxurious in the world, but this wasnt the case in my point of view.
ways to walk were alright, it wasnt too long to get from check-in to the gates through this tunnel. i was surprised how fast one could clear custom. no problem with visas etc. and they had millions of counters open. we hadnt had to wait mor e than 2 or 3 minutes.
i was also surprised to see a mc donald's at the airport.
i dont know about having too few gates etc. when i arrived in dubai, the terminal was pretty empty, but i think rush hour is at about midnight, i arrived at 6 am. so i cannot say anything about that.
the general impression of sheikh rascheed terminal was good but not outstanding. but an airport is an airport and not a 5 star hotel, so DXB is alright.
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