Summer is almost over and for many passengers; the thought of spending hours at the airport due to a layover is almost heart wrenching. It’s even worse getting stranded at an airport due to a delay or missed flight. But at these incredible airports, you may secretly wish for a delayed flight – or even a stay for the night. From indoor swimming pools to Yoga studios and fitness centers, these airports prove the sky is the limit when it comes to guest facilities!
Dubai International Airport, UAE
DXB is home to the world’s largest duty-free store measuring 58,000 square feet. For big-spenders and shopaholics, it is a retail paradise. Those looking to relax can head to the Zen gardens, or swimming pool and spa to de-stress before their flight. Happy layover!
Munich Airport, Germany
Munich Airport has one of the world’s biggest standing artificial waves for guests to try out their surfing skills before boarding their flights. So if you didn’t get a chance to surf while on holiday in Hawaii, surf away at Munich airport!
London Heathrow Airport, England
Forget grabbing a quick sandwich, start your holiday in style at the Caviar bar inside the new terminal 2 building at Heathrow. Choosing what to eat and drink is a tough call as well, with a Gordon Ramsay, Fortnum & Mason and a Caviar House Oyster Bar, you will be spoilt for choice.
Hamad Airport in Doha, Qatar
The newly-remodelled Hamad Airport in Doha is one of the most luxurious in the world. From gold-plated coffee kiosks, a life-size replica Formula One car and a sleek hotel offering VIP travelers use of its Presidential Suite for three-hour layovers, it’s unarguably the most luxurious airport. Head to the 80 stores scattered throughout the terminals, with designer brands from Armani and Chanel to Hermes and Bulgari.