From film memorabilia and slides to voodoo dolls and alpaca sweaters, Business Insider has tallied up the range of experiences and merchandise to be had in the world’s airports. While a spa and an aquarium topped the bill, the dental and optometric facilities at MUC and KEF featured on this list.
From fun experiences to fine art and pretty much everything in-between, the world’s airports offer a range of merchandise and services for anyone with enough money and time. For the sake of brevity, Business Insider has compiled a quick run-down of what it deems to be the 11 of the most “unexpected” items or experiences to be had at airports around the globe.
First up is the indoor slide at Singapore’s Changi Airport (SIN). Passengers get a single ride for every 10 ($7.14) Singapore dollars spent on the same day at SIN. For those looking for more conventional leisure experiences, both Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) and Bangkok’s Don Mueang International Airport (DMK) feature golf courses while Vancouver International Airport (YVR) has an aquarium.
Spas are often to be found in airports, but Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS) features the Back to Life spa, which offers a range of unique hydrotherapy treatments.
Slightly less fun but certainly no less important, a number of airports do also offer a range of medical facilities for travelers who find themselves in need. Dental facilities – including a full lab – are available inside of Munich Airport (MUC) while Iceland’s Keflavik Airport (KEF) offers an optician.
For those after some retail therapy, a range of fine jewelry – including engagement rings – can be purchased via outlets of Tiffany & Co. in Tokyo’s Narita International Airport (NRT) and at London’s Heathrow Airport (LHR). LHR also features a range of artwork, which can be purchased from the T5 Gallery.
Slightly off-kilter purchases of alpaca sweaters and voodoo dolls can be had from Lima’s Jorge Chávez International Airport (LIM) and Port-au-Prince’s (Toussaint Louverture International Airport (PAP), respectively.
And finally, for all movie buffs, LHR’s Harry Potter Shop, which is located in Terminal 5, offers a range of memorabilia and collectibles from the famous film franchise.