Every country in the world has something unique and amazing that can impress us, be it its nature, architecture, cuisine, customs, music, people. Sometimes you may need to spend more time to see all the beauties of a certain place, and sometimes you may be enchanted the moment you land on its soil. Although all airports are designed to make travel a lot easier and faster, some airports will definitely blow you away with their uniqueness and beauty.
Singapore Changi Airport
Singapore is also known as a City in a Garden, and the reason for this becomes clear the moment you arrive at Changi Airport. The entire airport is decorated with indoor waterfalls, trees, tropical plants, sunflowers, cactuses, and even butterfly gardens to make travellers feel relaxed after a long flight and to deepen their knowledge about nature. People of every age can have fun at the airport as it offers a lot of activities, including playgrounds, the tallest slide on the island, Xbox corners, vintage arcade machines, two cinemas, and a canopy park. There are endless options for eating and shopping as there are over 100 eateries and a lot of shops with both national and famous international brands from Apple to Zara.
Al Maktoum International Airport, Dubai, UAE
Also known as Dubai World Central, Al Maktoum International Airport is one of the busiest airports in the world, located 23 mi (37 km) from Dubai. The airport includes hotels, shopping malls, a luxurious golf resort, an exhibition facility, and other support facilities. The airport is planned to be the largest airport in the world in terms of its size and the number of passengers, but the future construction works are not quite certain as Dubai’s economy has not been growing at the expected speed recently.
Marrakech Menara Airport, Morocco
A beautiful mixture of modern and traditional, this airport is a beautiful welcome mat to this country. Its windows are covered with arabesques, shaped like diamonds and triangles, which reflect light in amazing ways creating wonderful effects. There are several cafes and some local stores where you can buy some crafts. The entire airport is inspired by the culture and tradition of the region and there are ornaments in the Islamic style, from the floor to the ceiling. Even the fabrics and furniture in the rest area are decorated with details that illustrate the traditions of Morocco.
Bilbao Airport, Spain
Bilbao Airport is not the biggest airport in Spain, but it is certainly the one that draws the most attention. The façade of this airport, also known as “La Paloma” or “The Dove”, looks like two symmetrical wings with a sharp tip at the center making it look like a bird getting ready to soar. It features a glass-walled shelter for passengers, a lot of stores, and a wide two-floored interior.
Kansai International Airport, Osaka, Japan
Being the first 24-hour open airport in Japan, Kansai International Airport is protected from all natural disasters, such as earthquakes and typhoons. It is placed on an artificial island in the middle of Osaka Bay and it has the longest terminal in the world. According to some estimates, the island is sinking because of the weight of the materials used, so if you want to see this airport, you should not wait too long.