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Hi there. Im Portuguese and traveling to Angola in a few days with a 9 hours stop in Dubai. I arrive at 1 AM and leave at 11 AM. Is there any nice place to go at this time of the night?

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    Burj Khalifa over 3 years ago

    Answered by Arpit Gupta via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    Hi Arpit. Thank you for your answer. Because of the hour im arriving Dubai will i have any problem with transports? The metro travels all night? over 3 years ago

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    Use the lounge upstairs its got food beds showers and is wonderful to sleep at that time ready for your next flights over 3 years ago

    Answered by Mathew F via Site_iconAsk a Nomad iPad app
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    It would depend on a few things.

    What day do you arrive? Will your luggage be checked through or will you need to collect it? Do you have a visa, or will you need one?

    If you are not collecting luggage, and are travelling, for example, on a British passport which gets a visa on arrival, the queues are not huge and you get through quickly it would look like this :

    1am - land
    1am - disembark, go through immigration and customs
    2am - leave airport if you dont have luggage
    3.30am+ - leave airport if you have to get visa, get bags, the airport is full of new workers arriving etc

    7.30am - depending where you are in Dubai and what day it is, you would want to be heading back to the airport
    9am - check back in if you have luggage
    9.30am - check back in if you have no luggage
    11am - flight leaves

    So potentially you have a maximum of 6 hours and a minimum of 3 to explore Dubai. At this time of night not much is open - a drive through MacDonalds or maybe a nightclub.

    The Burj Khalifa opens at 5.30am on Friday and Saturday for Sunrise so that may work.

    For me, the time is very tight and I would probably stay in the airport. Depending on how much sleep I had had, there is a hotel airside which you can pay by the hour, or you could pay to use one of the lounges etc. Dubai Airport is massive with shops, cafes and a bar, so maybe you would just want to stay there? over 3 years ago

    Answered by Sam Richards via Site_iconTravellr.com

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