Yes, they do. Even when you’re on a plane.
If you’re having a long flight you just have to hope it’s not too dreadful and make the best of it. That’s why I chose Emirates.
How many hours was I in the air? Hard to tell, I left on a Tuesday evening and 25 hours later I arrived on a Tuesday morning. A couple of hours in Singapore and 4 hours in Dubai leaves 19 hours, but all of that wasn’t in the air surely? Too hard to work out and I’m too tired.
First stop Singapore and I was almost overwhelmed by the heat. The airport is air conditioned and it was sometime in the night (I was travelling east to west so it must have been night in Singapore) but it still felt really hot to me. An oppressive heat.
With a couple of hours to spare I was grateful for the serenity of the interior garden.
Whoever thought of the gardens is a genius.
It was peaceful in the Singapore terminal and, as I slept most of the next stage of my journey, it was quite a shock to be disgorged into the bright lights and noise of Dubai.
I’d heard plenty of horror stories about Dubai DXB and I had no intention of wandering around searching for a European-style toilet and then for somewhere to sit down near my departure gate. Do they have coffee? Cleverly, I’d booked a place in the Maharba Lounge, about $40 AUD.
The lounge is well worth the money, but what a walk to find it! The airport is huge!
So I spent 4 relaxing hours in the lounge, having breakfast and catching up on emails. There was a good selection of food and drinks, alcohol too, and all this is part of the lounge ticket price. Highly recommended.
Only one last flight to Rome!