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Dubai - 4.5 hour transfer - Food & Shower?

Auckland Region...
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Dubai - 4.5 hour transfer - Food & Shower?

I too have 4.5 hours at Dubai Terminal 3 between 5.30am - 10am on a Sunday morning.

I heard you can get a free meal at the Safar Restaurant in Termninal 1. Is this worth going all the way to T1? I'm not sure how long it takes to get to T1.. Would I have enough time?

Also - yes.. anyone know anything about how to get a shower in Terminal 3? Are they free? Do you have to pay, if so - how much?

I am not interested in paying for full lounge service but don't mind paying for a shower if it doesn't cost a fortune! (I'm flying economy with my mother)

Fredericia, Denmark
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1. Re: Dubai - 4.5 hour transfer - Food & Shower?

Depending on where you start in T3 and where you want to go in T1, it can easily be 30 mins walk each way.

Amsterdam, The...
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2. Re: Dubai - 4.5 hour transfer - Food & Shower?

DXB is a nightmare. It's one long, long chaotic tube with very few walkways and a rather cold, clinical place I found. I didn't know about the free meal though and had to spend eight hours there once after arriving on a codeshare flight with Emirates in January 2010. The airco was running at full blast even though the outside temperature was only 18C and I felt at times like I was going to freeze to death before getting home.

This site has some info about the free meal you mentioned though: http://is.gd/Jg4UIG

Geneva, Switzerland
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3. Re: Dubai - 4.5 hour transfer - Food & Shower?

Post #10 on tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g1-i10702-k5703283… is quite helpful. vmillan, you might have seen it already though...

Brazil, Indiana
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4. Re: Dubai - 4.5 hour transfer - Food & Shower?

It depends on where will you start taking to terminal 1

5. Re: Dubai - 4.5 hour transfer - Food & Shower?

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