MASSAGE – At New Delhi Airport in India, you can take a load off with a foot massage.
SNUGGLE WITH A DOG – At Miami International, Casey the therapy dog wanders the terminal with her owner. Anyone is welcome to touch and pet her.
TOILETS – From Hello Kitty-themed restrooms in Taipei, to futuristic electronic toilets in Tokyo, airports have plenty of interesting facilities.
BEACH – The runway at Barra, in Scotland, is right on the beach
DUTY FREE – Dubai ranks as the top airport for duty-free sales, followed by South Korea’s Incheon
LUXURY GOODS – Singapore’s Changi Airport offers a designer shopping experience with brands such as Hermes, Prada and Gucci
SOUVENIRS – London buses, lobster hats and a solid chocolate hockey puck. All in an airport near you.
GOLF – Both Hong Kong international and Thailand’s Don Muang airports have golf course on the airport grounds.
ICE SKATING – Former World’s Best Airport, Seoul Incheon offers a synthetic ice rink
CABARET – Munich Airport has its own beer hall, Airbrau, which has its own brewery and cabaret shows
MUSEUM – San Francisco International Airport has its own museum
CONCERTS – Nashville International Airport holds up to 100 concerts per year
SURF – More than 250 airports in the U.S. and over 60 capital-city airports across the world offer free WiFi
GAMBLE – Las Vegas’ McCarran International Airport offers a range of slot machines
LEARN – Madrid-Barajas Airports Expoambiente Area provides information about environmental issues
BOOKS – Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam has the world’s first permanent airport library
GAME – Paris’ airports provide PlayStation3 consoles for passengers to use free of charge
GOURMET – Barcelona’s El Prat airport holds the honor of having the best airport restaurant, Porta Gaig
CHOCOLATE – Specialist chocolates, such as Toblerone bars, can give the travelling chocaholic their coco-fix.
BAR – The Swiss lounge at Zurich Airport has the world’s longest airport bar.
BOOZE – Every country has its own special drink. For example, South African Amarula is available at Johannesburg Airport.
CONSPIRACIES – Aliens or a New World Order? Mythical conspiracies seem to be popular at Denver International Airport
SETTLE DOWN – Iranian Mehran Karimi Nasseri spent 18 years living at Paris’ Charles de Gaulle Airport
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Written By: Christine Romans