Landed in Dubai yesterday morning and was puzzled to see the aircraft taxi to a remote area of the airport for disembarking. I would understand if all the ramps were occupied but from where I was sitting, all the Terminal 3 ramps were empty!!!

And ours wasn’t the only flight to disembark a few hundred miles away from the airport. All the flights were moved there. As I was getting into the wobbly bus sent to pick us up, I noticed a bunch of security guards flashing their torches under the aircraft!!! Searching for something? Dead bird most likely!

Nobody seemed to know why we had to go through all that fuss.