27OCT 2016 (Thursday). DUBAI – MANILA. (Day 25)

We reached Dubai International Airport after this achy breaky moments inside the plane (Emirates Airlines) at around 12:19AM (Dubai time – October 27, 2016; 4:19AM Phil. time). For almost three hours we waited for our connecting flight to Manila since we were already checked in while we were still in Amsterdam International Airport. We departed Dubai bound for Manila at around 2:45AM. Boarding started by Zone and I belonged to Zone 7. The Emirates Airlines took off from Dubai for Manila at around 3:40AM for another almost nine hours of flight.

Dubai International Airport (IATA: DXB, ICAO: OMDB) is the primary international airport serving Dubai, United Arab Emirates and is the world’s busiest airport by international passenger traffic. It is also the 3rd busiest airport in the world by passenger traffic, the 6th busiest cargo airport in world, the busiest airport for Airbus A380 and Boeing 777 movements, and the busiest airport in the world operating with only two runways. In 2016, DXB handled 83.6 million passengers, 2.59 million tons of cargo and registered 418,220 aircraft movements.

Dubai International is situated in the Al Garhoud district, 2.5 nautical miles (4.6 km; 2.9 mi) east of Dubai and spread over an area of 2,900 hectares (7,200 acres) of land. The airport is operated by the Dubai Airports Company and is the home base of Dubai’s international airlines, Emirates and flydubai. The Emirates hub is the largest airline hub in the Middle East; Emirates handles around 65% of all passenger traffic and accounts for approximately 42% of all aircraft movements at the airport. Dubai Airport is also the base for low-cost carrier flydubai which handles 11.6% of passenger traffic and 25% of aircraft movements at DXB. The airport consists of three terminals and has a total capacity of 90 million passengers annually. Terminal 3 is the second largest building in the world by floor space and the largest airport terminal in the world. As of January 2016, there are over 7,700 weekly flights operated by 140 airlines to over 270 destinations across all six inhabited continents.


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Upon arrival in Manila from Dubai after the pilgrimage, we checked in at this hotel

We arrived in Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) at 4:18PM (Phil. time). After undergoing immigration processes, we went out from the airport at around 5:30PM, rode on a taxi that brought us to V Hotel in Adriatico St. Ermita, Manila. We reached this hotel at around 8:30PM or 3 hours of travel due to traffic.

After checked in we had our dinner at around 9PM and drank some beer in a Chinese restaurant named Peng yang Restaurant near the hotel. Then afterwards we went to 7/11 Convenience store and bought some beers. Went back to the hotel and slept at around 11:30PM. That was it for the day.

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