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Dubai Airport, Universal Travel Catalyst

Dubai Airport

You can go anywhere you like from here

Cultures and Colours at Dubai Airport

Dubai Airport

      Folk from everywhere

Taxi into Dubai Airport past multiple rows of terminals and planes, disembark, follow the crowd, that’s easy enough. Luggage checked through to final destination, that’s easy. Through customs and follow the masses once more. ‘Hang on’ , they are all going in different directions. ‘Now where did I put that ticket‘? Check in , ‘where is that’? People seem friendly enough, but for a language barrier, so pointing, along with diagrams, lines and circles on the back of my ticket with a note, 20 minute walk was to suffice.

Dubai Airport

        Transport between terminals

Hordes of people of all makes and models dressed in their authentic dress politely but busily making their way this way and that...

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Suspicious Glare of the Customs Officer

customs officer

                         Dairying BC

Suspicious glare of the customs officer

Moving snail like in a long queue is daunting enough, let alone facing the solemn, suspicious glare of the customs officer as he or she fingers through our passport, visa and declaration card. Not to mention the next stage, emptying pockets, voiding bodies of footwear, belts and bling. Then the x-rays. If the dogs leave us be and luggage is lucky enough not to have succumbed to a random check, then we are free to go if we can find the way out. Help is often out of the question because it is with the troubled people ahead of us.

On one occasion, during a barrage of questions from a law student on summer vacation, filling the position of a customs officer was also a little daunting...

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