Tips & Reviews
What flyers say about
Dubai to Doha on 13 Nov 2012
Terminal 1: area D send bag through X-ray machine and go through metal detector first before checkin desks. United desk manned by DNATA personnel more than 3 hours before the flight. Note that this is the dead end leg of the flight originating from IAD Dulles to Dubai and then to Doha, so the flight should be mostly empty.
Sydney to Heathrow - London via Dubai on 24 Jan 2014
Enormous spacious lounge taking up virtually an entire floor at the terminal. Was nearly empty when I was there, but had plenty of showers and options for food and drink. The vastness is such that you should head for the area nearest your gate. The only thing that spoils it is the number of luxury duty free shops you must walk through IN THE LOUNGE, which is rather tacky. If I want to go shopping, the terminal is excellent for that, the lounge should be a quiet place for relaxing, not to be expected to shop.
Note the spa is BEFORE the entrance, not in the spa ( you can mistakenly wander a long way trying to find it otherwise).
Also there is a good sit down restaurant in the lounge, which is a good idea if you are hungry and want to maximise sleep time on the relatively short sector from Dubai to London.