Five airports which offer amazing things to try before you fly


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Changi Airport in Singapore is one of the best in the world

Wrong! Many of today’s terminals around the world offer great entertainment, dining and shopping, with so much on offer you’re almost tempted to miss your flight.
We’ve teamed up with the aviation gurus at Southall Travel ( southalltravel.co.uk ) – one of the UK’s largest travel companies – to compile our ultimate list of five favourite world airports you’d be happy to get stuck in.

1: Changi Airport, Singapore

Every week, around 6,800 flights land or depart from Changi and trying to keep more than 54million passengers a year happy sounds like an impossible task. But not for this airport.
It’s the only one in the world with its own butterfly garden, and each of the three terminals has its own indoor playground and video game area.
If you have a long wait you could always watch the latest blockbuster at the free cinema, head to the cactus, orchid or sunflower gardens or take a dip in the rooftop swimming pool.
Still stuck for things to do at Changi? Then leave! If time permits there are free guided tours of Singapore .
Perhaps unsurprisingly, it’s been voted the best airport in the world for the last four years. changiairport.com

2: Incheon, Seoul, South Korea


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Incheon airport has its own golf course

Pack your clubs... this one has a golf course! A five-minute free shuttle bus ride will take you to the SKY72 Golf Club, with three courses and a driving range.
Not a golfer? There are seven gardens to discover inside the terminal, an ice rink, a spa and the the Museum of Korean Culture.
And if any of the 50million passengers a year feel lucky, there’s even a casino.airport.kr

3: Dubai Airport, UAE


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Dubai Airport lets you work out or sleep

The desert dazzler has the third busiest airport in the world with 78million passengers a year.
It has its own health club with a Jacuzzi, gym and swimming pool, or you can zone out in the Zen Garden.
The weary can snooze in a sound-proofed pod with a bed for a quiet 40 winks.dubaiairports.ae

4: Hong Kong Airport


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Courtyard garden at Hong Kong International Airport

You’d be hard pressed to get bored here . Not only does it have its own IMAX cinema, the airport is home to GreenLive AIR, a hi-tech space offering both nine and 18-hole golf simulations.
For kids, there’s the Dream Come True Education Park, where they take part in role-playing jobs, or the Aviation Discovery Centre, with themed exhibits and graphics, and the SkyDeck runway viewing platform. hongkongairport.com

5: Munich Airport, Germany


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Munich Germany

You don’t have to travel thousands of miles to experience a world-class airport.
Munich’s a great one to spend some time in. Head to the outdoor Visitors’ Park to check out the historic aircraft on display (Lockheed Super Constellation, Douglas DC-3 and a Junkers Ju52), try mini-golf, watch the planes from the viewing hill or browse in the souvenir shop.
For kids, there’s Kinderland, a fun paradise with a big “adventure plane”, films, games, arts and crafts, and a lounge for their weary parents to relax in.
And, of course, since we’re in Bavaria there’s a beer garden. Prost! munich-airport.de

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