Dubai is one of the best places to first experience Middle Eastern culture. Sure, it can be a bit gaudy and flashy at times (see: man-made resort islands shaped like a palm tree), but it’s also one of the most culturally diverse cities in the region. To experience it all, you first have to get there, and the easiest way to do so via the Dubai International Airport, which is one of the most popular airports in the world.
The number of shopping opportunities far outweigh the number of eating options in DXB. There are some gems if you have time to sit down, however, and one or two places that aren’t fast food if you need sustenance on the quicker side. No matter which terminal you’re in, you’re never far from a caffeine fix and café food thanks to the more than 20 Costa Coffees in the Dubai International Airport.
If you’re looking for something more substantial, these are the best restaurants and bars to eat and drink at in the Dubai International Airport.