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There are 3 multi-faith prayer rooms at the Airport
Prayer room in Terminal 1 is located Check-in Hall, Level 7, near Aisle A (Service Hours : 06:00 - 24:00) (public area) Passengers might find it a little difficult in locating the room however they can first find Aisle A and then ask for direction from the airport staff. There is no gender segregation in this room and men and women pray together. There are attached washrooms that are equipped with foot stools for completing Wudhu . Qiblah directions are clearly marked in this room.
The second prayer room is located in the level 6 in the transit area. It is relatively easy to find this room as it is located near Gate 42. And directions are provided. The non-denominational prayer room has ablution facilities and direction for Qiblah. There is no gender segregation in this room.
The 3rd prayer room is located in the North Satellite Concourse: Level 5, near Gate 501 (Service Hours : 24 hours). This is the transit area of the airport.
The direction for prayer rooms can be found from the friendly airport staff. Additionally, passengers can also use the direction signs for this purpose. In case of any difficulty in finding the prayer rooms, please ask the nearest customer services centre for details.
There are only a limited Halal food choices available at the Airport. The two Popeyes Chicken and Biscuits outlets serve Halal food. One is located in the Departures, Check in Hall, Level 7 (public area) and the other in the Departures east hall level 7 (transit area).
The SkyCity Bistro at the Hong Kong SkyCity Marriot Hotel adjoining the Hong Kong International Airport is also a Halal Certified restaurant
Hong Kong has emerged as a major aviation hub in recent years. An explosive growth of airlines and addition of Chinese carriers after the unification has resulted in Hong Kong being preferred destination of many tourists. Those seeking travel to the West Coast of the United States and Canada – along with the countries in the Pacific like Hawaii and Fiji etc. – need to travel to Hong Kong to catch their connecting flights.
Chek Lap Kok Airport – which is the colloquial name of Hong Kong airport – has two main terminals along with baggage reclamation areas, hotels and other facilities. The airport is unique in the sense that it is located on an artificial island that was specifically created for the purpose of building the airport. Hong Kong Airport opened on 6 July, 1998; a second terminal was opened in 2007 but it only deals with the check-in facilities.
Hong Kong Airport has excellent transport connections with both the Kowloon and Victoria Harbour besides transport links to mainland China. Airport Express Train is a special commuter rail that transports passengers to and from the airport to Central in just under 24 minutes. There is an interval of 12 minutes between trains and they continue running from 0550 hrs to 0115 hrs.
Passengers can also avail the free In-town Check-in in Kowloon and Hong Kong Stations. This saves a significant amount of time and passengers can spend those extra hours in shopping, dining or simply exploring the airport.
Double-decker public buses are the cost effective solution though they take some extra time. They continue plying between the city centre and airport from 6 am to midnight. Many passengers opt for taxis as they find it as the comfortable and 24/7 link between the city and the airport. There are three types of taxis that serve particular areas in the city and mainland China. Urban taxis (Red) serve the city, New Territories taxis (Green) serve new territories and parts of Lantau and Lantau taxis (Blue) serve the Lantau region.
Hong Kong Airport Authority offers transit options for the disabled travelers. Rehabus are special vehicles that can be booked for any location from the airport.
Hong Kong is the shopping capital of South East Asia and travelers realize this fact as soon as they enter the Hong Kong Airport. It has two major shopping centres with each terminal boasting of a great variety of products of all types and denominations.
Passengers can buy electronic equipment, apparel, books and magazines, beauty products and jewellery from outlets present in these shopping centres. Duty free shops are located in both terminals and passengers can enjoy tax recovery facilities by filling out the relevant forms available in all stores.
Both airport terminals are studded with TV screens that display information about weather, stocks and financial market and general entertainment programs. Additionally, there is an airport facilitation service where people can learn about the flight schedules.
Entertainment includes a 4D Extreme Screen theatre that can accommodate up to 360 guests. A one-of-its-kind in Asia, this theatre runs all the popular movies and documentaries.
Aviation Discovery Centre is located in this terminal where people can enjoy a life-like experience of flying aero planes, including motion-ride flight simulators. Asia Hollywood is a complete film studio with all the features that can be found in any American film location.
Sports simulators, LAN gaming and Xbox360/ Playstation 3 facilities are available in both terminals. SkyCity Nine Eagles Golf Course is also located on Terminal 2 that offers all the facilities present in any professional golf course.
Baby strollers are available for rent from the airport services counters. Additionally, nursing rooms are available in both terminals for passengers traveling with young ones; 19 of these are located in Terminal 1 while 5 are located in Terminal 2.
Hong Kong Airport offers accommodation facilities for transit passengers as well as regular travelers. Regal Airport Hotel is located near Terminal 1 and there is an air-conditioned bridge that connects the two buildings. The hotel boasts of 171 rooms along with conference and meeting facilities. Passengers can subscribe with the SkyClub, a special membership that entitles travelers to avail different facilities of the airport at affordable rates.
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