Old Jun 30, 14, 1:05 pm
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Originally Posted by SimpleDXB View Post
Fly Cathay via HKG to MLE for superior F product and lounge offering...

If you're wedded to EK, then IMHO 1st isn't worth the additional money - spend it on the resort or massages / diving etc when you're there...

14hrs is far too long to have a comfortable layover in DXB airport without a hotel so factor in an airport hotel (either in terminal or out of airport) - Le Meridien Airport is a stone's throw and prob best bet.

Alternative is go via London with BA and take in a show etc for a night in London to break up the trip.
AFAIK EK will provide the OP with a hotel at DXB if the ticket purchased is a standard ticket and if the OP is taking the first available connecting flight.
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