If you’re the kind of person that travels a lot, you’ll know that your airport experience can make or break your vacation. If a line is too long, a waiting room too crowded, or the food options non-existent, they can put you in a bad mood before you get to the good stuff.
Thankfully, there are only a few oddballs out there that won’t provide you with a negative experience. These are the best airports in the world…
Atatürk International Airport, Istanbul
The Atatürk International Airport has had a bit of a rehaul over the past few months, and the current airport will be closing in March 2019. However, a brand new airport has been built, and will soon offer visitors an impressive experience that shows them what Turkey is really like. From Turkish coffee stands to restaurants and bars, this airport even offers a tour for layover passengers to see the country in all of its glory.
Dubai International Airport
Dubai is known for being highly exclusive and impressive, so it should come as no surprise to learn that their airport is too. Dubai International Airport offers a relaxing spa and health club, a concert stage to keep you entertained while you wait for your flight, and dozens of stores to fit all of your shopping – or window shopping – requirements.
Hong Kong International Airport
Hong Kong International Airport is a bit of an enigma in the airport world because it’s actually on an island! This huge expanse has everything you could possibly want to pass the time. You can pretend that you’re a pilot on the flight simulator, you can take part in a round of golf, or you could watch a movie. When you’re done, try out some traditional Cantonese meals in the food court.
Changi Airport, Singapore
If you ever find yourself flying into Changi Airport, you might want to give yourself an extra few hours to explore the airport itself. That’s because it’s just not to be missed. Changi offers everything from hotels to shopping outlets, entertainment decks to luscious gardens, and much more. As if that wasn’t enough, the airport even offers free tours of Singapore if you’re there for a long stopover.
Perhaps it’s time to start picking your next vacation destination based on this list of the best airports in the world.