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Incredible things you can do in the best airports in the world
Waiting at airports can be truly tedious; especially when we travel with children who need activity and entertainment. And truth be told, a duty free shop and a couple of restaurants are usually not enough to spend a few hours until the departure of our flight.
When the layover at the airport is very long, there is no book or magazine interesting enough to spare us from boredom. Travellers just have some corridors to stretch their legs, a couple of restaurants, shops and the little entertainment they can bring along. And, of course, trying to sleep is usually an impossible mission.
This is why the best airports in the world, aware that many travelers make very long stops, are starting to offer original and fun services such as IMAX cinemas in 4D or even a pool of artificial waves for surfing.
If you’re ever lucky enough to fly to any of these cities, you will discover that not getting bored in airports is possible.
Calligraphy classes at Taipei airport
To pass those boring moments between connections, this airport in Taiwan offers calligraphy classes, tastings of local food … The boarding gates are also customized with different themes. There are even sleeping rooms and family rooms.
IMAX cinema with 4D movies at Hong Kong’s airport
The largest IMAX cinema screen in Asia is located precisely at the Hong Kong airport. A spectacular 13.8 meters high and 22.4 meters wide screen in a room can accommodate up to 360 people.
Spa at Doha airport
It is considered, without a doubt, one of the best airports in the world and one of the most luxurious. This honor is earned, for example, by having a wonderful spa, swimming pools, squash courts … that travellers can use to relax on their way through the airport. If all of that is not enough, this airport also hosts five hippodromes and some of the most exclusive stores in the world.
Slots at the Las Vegas airport
The casinos are the stars of the city of Las Vegas and its airport. More than 1,234 slots are distributed in its three terminals and some are even located next to the boarding gates.
The Lord of the Rings at the Wellington airport in New Zealand
The country that has been the scene of many of the films of the Tolkien saga starts its tribute to the characters in airport. You can take photos with a huge statue of Gollum over passport control and enjoy a flight on Smaug in the duty free area.
An aquarium at the Vancouver airport
To avoid getting bored at the airport, Canadians have created a small aquarium at the Vancouver airport. The tank hosts 860 marine species and dozens of fish that represent the underwater life of the coast of British Columbia.
Live concerts at the Nashville airport
The capital of the state of Tennessee is also the capital of jazz, blues and specially country music. Therefore, at their airport they offer around 100 live performances throughout the year. Time will fly by!
Now that you know which are the best airports in the world and what they have to offer, you´ll surely not mind doing a long stopover in any of them.