✅ Verified Review
| Having seen reviews about enormous lines at this airport, I was apprehensive about the departure process. In fact, it took about an hour, less than I feared. There are 4 stages. 1) The longest line is to enter the check-in lobby. This is poorly marked since there are 2 lines, one for the East lobby and one for the West lobby. Both go to the same place, so take either line. Despite filling the entire terminal the lines move rather quickly. 2) The check-in counter lines seemed worst for flights to Paris or Riyadh. Others might take 20 minutes. It is very chaotic and the monitors that I could find were not large enough to list all of the flights and check-in counters, so I had to walk around before getting to the correct line. 3) Then the passport control has a queue followed by many open counters. There was some waiting here, perhaps 15 minutes, but it was the most efficient stage. 4) Lastly there is security when leaving the duty free shop area to reach the gates. There were plenty of staff there and it moved the fastest. All in all, the process went fine. Some of the shops are actually worth visiting (and I am rarely one to do any shopping at all in an airport).