It is very frequent to be at Dubai airport with many passengers who are waiting for connecting flights. Therefore terminals remain very busy during the night. and many shops and restaurante are available the 24 hours.
Where to rest: Most of the seats are with armrests so it is not comfortable for resting. Only some seats are reclining so if you find one free, you'd better occupy it fast. They are located in Terminal 3, areas A and B, near the doors A1 • A16 • A21 • A24 • B1-2 • B7-8 • B10-11 • B14-23 • B25-27 • B29 • B31-32. Due to a powerful air conditioning system inside the terminals, it is usually quite cool and therefore it is advisable to have some blanket or warm clothing on hand. In turn, because there are many people at night, terminals are always very bright and noisy. So it will be a good idea bring an eye mask and earplugs.
For those passengers who wish to sleep more comfortably, there are resting areas (sleeping cabins) at Terminal 1 Door C22 (hourly rate). They are equipped with TV, luggage storage and Wi-Fi.
Another option (paying or having a memebriship card) is to use some of the Vip lounges where you can access to more amenities and privacy, bathrooms with showers etc. Available the 24 hours.
Luggage: 24-hour left luggage service, so you can rest with no worries to carrying your baggage during the whole stay. Location: at Terminal 1, (Arrivals - near the Taxi RTA area) and at Terminal 3 (Arrivals - near the baby change area).
Eating and drinking: food center remains open the 24 hours.
Restrooms: There are showers at the Departures level in both, Terminal 1 (between gates C18 and C22) and Terminal 3 (between gates B13 and B19 and between gates A1 and A24).
WI-FI: Dubai Airport has free internet access the first 60 minutes although it is usually very slow so if you want to use it for working purposes, you'd better access to the payable option. There are power sockets and usb ports for recharging the mobile devices.
Entertainment area: if you suffer some insomnia, a good pastime is the Duty Free and shops area, which is as big as a mega mall and most are usually open around the clock.
Medical Services: First aid and medical care available the 24 hours. Tel. +971 (0) 4 504 5000
Between terminals 1 and 3 is situated the Dubai International Hotel (Tel +971 4224 4000), while in Terminal 1 there are pods from Snooze Cube (Tel +971 4224 4113). In addition, opposite Terminal 3 you can find the Holiday Inn Express Dubai Airport (Tel +971 4290 0111) and the Premier Inn Dubai International Airport (Tel +971 4260 4000). Close to the airport it is possible to find more options, some of them with shuttle services for their guests. TIME Grand Plaza Hotel (Tel +971 4233 4444), Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre (Tel +971 4217 0000), Roda Al Bustan Hotel (Tel +971 4282 0000), Copthorne Hotel Dubai (Tel +971 4295 0500), Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai (Tel +971 4702 8888), Jumeirah Creekside Hotel (Tel +971 4230 8555).