Have breakfast at Masale Taste of India
Head to this Indian café to start the day with a crispy, freshly made masala dosa and a cup of piping hot, fragrant chai. Too late for breakfast? There are rolls and pav on the cards too – perfect for afternoon snacking or a pre-flight supper.
Concourse B, Terminal 1.
Indian street eats at Adya Translating to “Mother Earth”, Adya stays true to its name by bringing natural ingredients to life with lipsmackingly good food. The easy-going restaurant aims to deliver Indian street food to international travellers in a hurry thanks to its grab-and-go counter. You’ll find favourites such as sandwiches and wraps, only with a kick of Indian spice thrown in for good measure. You can also fill up on a range of different Indian breads, pastries and delicious baked goods. Order a samosa, a fluffy American-style muffin and wash them down with a strong coffee — that’s your early morning pick-me-up sorted.
Concourse C, Terminal 3.
TREAT THE KIDS
Splash out on sweets at Candylicious. Head to the enormous sweet store and peruse the huge Chocolate Bar, that’s a bar that’s stocked with (you guessed it) chocolate, snap up a personalised gift or fill a bag from the gigantic pick ’n’ mix selection. It’s all housed underneath a giant candy cane tree. Just don’t go full Augustus Gloop on us…
Concourse B, Terminal 3.
LIMITED EDITION BUYS
Pick up a Diwali gift at Le Clos. It’s the airport’s premium drinks retailer and Le Clos stocks a supreme selection of vintage and rare bottles from around the world. Throughout October, stores are running a Golden Cork promotion – every time you make a purchase, you’ll get to do a lucky dip for the chance to win prizes including bottles of spirits, champagne, wine and gift vouchers to spend in-store. Each bottle can also be personalised with a bespoke message for free while there’s also the Click & Collect option where you can buy online and have your bottles waiting for you on arrival or departure.
Various locations in DXB.
Diwali performances with musicDXB
Get into the festive mood with a live performance from an Indian singer supported by Bollywood dancers on Saturday October 26, with entertainment taking place from 8pm to 11pm in Concourse D.
Concourse D, Terminal 1.
Kick back at the spas. Yes, you really do have long enough to squeeze in some “you time”. Whether it’s a quick ten-minute, deep-tissue rub at Be Relax or a 90-minute trip to the award-winning Timeless Spa for the signature Four Hands massage, we’re sure you’ll find just the spot to
relax in. Combine a full-body massage in the private rooms at XpresSpa with a facial.
Be Relax: Concourse D, Terminal 1; Concourse A, B & C, Terminal 3, berelax.com (04 250 0790). Timeless Spa: A & B
Gates, Terminal 3, timelesspa.co (04 505 9555). XpresSpa: B Gates, Terminal 3, xpresspa.com (04 343 3011).
World sandwiches at Giraffe Try the kati roll from Giraffe’s globe-trotting menu, as part of its “world sandwiches” offering. A riff on a street food favourite, the restaurant’s kati roll sees a naan bread packed with cumin-roasted spiced cauliflower, chickpeas, pomegranate seeds, red onion and coriander, drizzled with Greek-style yoghurt and tamarind chutney. Add chicken for an extra Dhs15.
Dhs15. Terminals 1 and 3.
NEW INDIA ROUTES
There have never been more options for travelling between India and Dubai International Airport, with a multitude of new carriers and routes opening up in 2019. Most recent among them is the launch of daily non-stop service between Mumbai and Dubai by Indian carrier Vistara. Air India, meanwhile, recently added services for Indore and Calcutta to its routes between the nation and Dubai, while GoAir launched its first service to DXB, with flights between the airport and Kannur, making it both a new airline and destination for Dubai International.
For more information on flights between DXB and destinations throughout India, visit www.dubaiairports.ae/flight-planner