Star_world From Ireland, joined Jun 2001, 1234 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 8041 times:
You'll get boarding cards in LHR for the LHR-DXB and DXB-ICN legs, and your bags will be checked all the way through. When you arrive - which could be at a gate or a remote stand - EK often leaves the gates for foreign airlines that pay for the privilege you follow signs for transit passengers. This takes you through a security check and then back into the departures area. There's a good duty free which is a lot cheaper than the UK on the lower level plus F / J lounges for EK and other airlines upstairs. You will have time to look around the shops for a while, get a drink or something to eat in the lounge, get a shower if there isn't too long a wait and then head down to your gate. This all assumes you're arriving into the current terminal, obviously could be all changed by then
Ukkiwibird From New Zealand, joined Oct 2005, 59 posts, RR: 0 Reply 9, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 7733 times:
We ( 2 adults and 3 kids) returned last week from a trip to the uk. (Auckland-Dubai-Gatwick). This is the second time in 2 years we have transited in Dubai, and i have to say it was one of the worst experience's we have had in any transit. Busy , hot and smokey. Is Dubai the only airport to have a smoking zone right in the middle of the terminal? another thing ,if you are long haul they don't give you the gate details on the boarding card. The information boards are inadequate, and didn't give details till very late on. infact when out gate came up , by the time we got to the gate ,it was the final call.
Love Emirates- HATE Dubai. Roll on new terminal.
Chinaeastern From China, joined Apr 2004, 348 posts, RR: 0 Reply 12, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 7439 times:
Quoting Chrisjdurber (Reply 11): Best keep a distance from the smoking area! I quit in november and am still struggling!
good luck with that..... with the duty free cigarettes prices at DXB, I'd smoke a carton at once. ever wondering why EK404/405 being such a popular flight? great for smokers on the way to europe with smoke breaks in SIN and DXB.
Emirates shuttle buses btw remote parking stands and the terminals are big draw backs tho, I walk faster than them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!