So my flight on Sunday leaves at 8:40AM. I have a non-connecting flight arriving at 12:30AM that day from Muscat, Oman. I plan on taking my bags and heading to the international terminal (I THINK) and checking in to fly into the US/Canada. My questions are
1- I'm assuming I arrive in the domestic terminal - how long would you say does it take to grab your bags, head to the international terminal and check into security?
2- My mother has told me that Dubai airport has an insane amount of shops in it. Are these shops located before security check-in or after? I am aware that duty-free shops show up after security check in. I made the mistake once in another airport and I went through security only to find a tiny cubicle and no shops. I'm assuming it being Dubai the shops are probably located in both areas. That being said, then I guess how long does it take to go through security so I can time my shopping spree accordingly
3- I read that the shops are open 24 hours? Is that really the case? Again I arrive on Sunday at 1230AM
4- Finally - not sure how to term this... but recently I have come to be obsessed with Korean skin care products and Japanese hair products. I heard Dubai Airport has everything in it! Anyone know of any specialty stores that may sell them? It's a possibility that they are also sold in Dubai. The only problem is... I order from online in the US/Canada so I don't know even of specific stores or what to look for