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Go for a swim If you’re not a gym bunny, why not do some laps? A swimming pool in an airport might sound unlikey, but if you head to Dubai International Hotel that’s exactly what you’ll find. There’s no better way to refresh and recharge in-between flights.

Go meat free There are plenty of delicious vegetarian options in the airport. In Terminal 1, try the falafel burger (Dhs68) at Giraffe, a local twist on a veggie burger. If you’re in Terminal 3, head to Le Pain Quotidien for a taste of their hearty vegetable gratin (Dhs56), with layers of field mushrooms, onions, shallots and aubergine.

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Get zen Whether you’re in the airport for hours or minutes, the Zen Garden offers a peaceful spot to collect your thoughts and get back to nature ahead of your flight. Take a good book, your headphones or simply take in the surrounding greenery.

DXB T1 and T3, giraffe.net, lepainquotidien.com

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Stay in touch with friends

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Thanks to the new and improved internet access - the airport has added 6,000 more Wi-Fi points – you don’t have to travel Business Class or eat into your data to stay connected. So now you can keep up-to-date on the latest news and catch up with friends and family anywhere in the airport.

Be more organised Stay on top of souvenir shopping with Ahlan services. The VIP way to shop, a personal airport concierge helps pick up the things you need. This means more time and less stress, giving you more freedom to enjoy the finer things – a massage maybe? DXB T1 and T3, ahlan-dia.com

Skip the caffeine

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Swap that morning coffee for a juice filled with nutrients. Pick up a ‘Vegelicious’ juice (Dhs21) from Pulp Juice Bar for a cool mix packed with beetroot, celery, carrots, apple and ginger. If you’re in Terminal 1, try a refreshing pure carrot juice (Dhs27) at Camden Food Co. DXB T3 and T1, pulpjuice.net, camdenfoodco.com

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Read more For a good holiday read – or something to get you through a long flight – head to Dubai Duty Free where you’ll find everything from celebrity biographies, such as Bruce Springsteen’s biography Bruce, to the biggest thing in the fiction charts of 2016 The Girl On A Train. Dubai Duty Free, all terminals DUBAI VOYAGER

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Dubai Voyager | January 2017