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DXB: Dubai Airport and Giraffe

My trip from Taiwan to Germany took me through Dubai. Midway through a long trip and after an overnight flight, I was in the mood for breakfast.

I found Giraffe, a restaurant with an international vibe and staff from all over Asia and Africa. I wanted something comforting so I ordered pancakes. When they arrived, I saw this amazing construction---I have never seen anything quite like this.

With breakfast in my belly, I looked around the shops while I waited for my next flight. There was no shortage of booze. More surprising was the emphasis on baby care. I found this rack full of powered milk, which I suspect is for traveling children. The airport also offered loaner baby strollers. I have never seen an airport with so much for mothers and infants.

Chocolate is another big item at DXB. They had rack after rack of major brands and boutique chocolates. I also found this camel milk chocolate.

These stuffed dates were beautiful. I didn't try them but I suspect they were delicious.

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