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Breasffeeding in Dubai airport OK?

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EightiesChick Sat 18-Jul-09 23:01:27

I have a flight stop on my flight tomorrow to Australia in Dubai for about 3 hours. Will I be able to breastfeed DS in the airport business class lounge without it causing any trouble? Anyone know? Or do I have to hide myself in some other private space?

Excuse my cross-posting (I'm also putting this in longhaul) - because I am flying so soon, I'd appreciate any replies quickly. Thanks!

TeenyTinyToria Sat 18-Jul-09 23:08:10

I had a quick google - don't think there is any rule about feeding in public, but it may not be approved of. This link may help you


FluffyBunnyGoneBad Sat 18-Jul-09 23:09:06

You need to ask the staff.

moondog Sun 19-Jul-09 00:26:37

You need to do no such thing.Just breastfeed where you like. It doesn't need permission!
I've breastfed many a time there (and everywhere else too). I'll be there tomorrow myself in fact. Not breastfeeding though.

lulalullabye Sun 19-Jul-09 00:41:31

I would be very careful, as it is really easy to get into trouble in muslim countries with things like that. imho it is not worth doing it because you have a right to do it, some battles are not worth fighting. I suspect if you ask, they will send you to some luxurious spot to do it grin

moondog Sun 19-Jul-09 00:43:50

Nonsense, Muslim countries tend to be very pro-breastfeeding.Tis stipulated in Koran.
Noone has to see anything anyway, irrespective of whare you are.

hmc Sun 19-Jul-09 00:44:03

I would play it safe and find somewhere private. They think very differently to us and have a completely different perspective on so many things. Don't risk it.

hmc Sun 19-Jul-09 00:45:08

moondog - eh?

You quite sure about that?

Women are oppressed in Dubai, UAE etc

moondog Sun 19-Jul-09 00:45:13


moondog Sun 19-Jul-09 00:45:54

Indeed they are.However generally speaking, breastfeeding not something that causes hassle.
My parents have lived in ME for 20 years.

hercules1 Sun 19-Jul-09 00:46:37

Isnt it 2 years it says?

hmc Sun 19-Jul-09 00:47:44

So basically, stick to the Mother and baby rooms

moondog Sun 19-Jul-09 00:47:52


EightiesChick Sun 19-Jul-09 01:27:28

Thanks for all those replies. Size of chest makes it a bit harder to BF without anyone seeing anything, as I have to hold things in place...I might play it safe and look for the mother and baby rooms.

Cheers for those links, teenytinytoria and hmc - very useful. I'll see what the staff in the business lounge say.

moondog - wave at me if you are in the airport early Monday and see a short harassed-looking woman heading for the mother and baby room! Thanks for your advice.

ObsidianBlackbirdMcNight Sun 19-Jul-09 18:42:00

BF in muslim countries is fine. Often will get ushered to a private place but for your assumed comfort only - not to hide you away. Best to cover with a muslin or shawl though for general 'modesty'.

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