Miami International Airport (MIA)
Facilities and Services
(Miami, Florida - FL, USA)
When you step into Miami International Airport (MIA) you will soon notice the wealth of services, shops and eateries. There are more than 200 shops and restaurants spread around MIA, meaning that you won't have far to look if you have time to spend your money on souvenirs, or simply wish to grab a bite to eat.
To add a touch of culture to Miami Airport, the Division of Fine Arts and Cultural Affairs has staged various exhibitions and installations, including an enormous glass wall within Concourse J, named 'Ghost Palms'. Another eye-catching piece is Barbara Neijna's award-winning Foreverglades, which covers walls and floors with colorful images and words.
Airport Information Desks
Miami Airport's information desk is named simply 'Concierge MIA', being setup by the Miami-Dade Aviation Department (MDAD) and manned by a large steam of well-trained staff. There is also a Paging and Information Center (PIC), more than 100 white courtesy 'assistance' phones connecting MDAD employees, a Volunteer Ambassador scheme, and several Tourist Information Counters, operated by the Aviation Department and open daily, between 06:00 and 22:00.
Shops and Eating
Popular shops include Books 4 Travel, Brookstone, Emporio Armani, Hudson News, Hugo Boss, Little Havana To Go, Mercado Miami, Newslink, Simply Books and Stellar News. For tax-free goods, Duty Free Americas has some 12 different branches, selling cigarettes, wines, beers and perfumes.
When it comes to dining and snack foods, you can choose between Café Versailles, Dunkin Donuts, Island Chicken Grill, Manchu Wok, Nathan's Hot Dogs, Pizza Hut, Starbucks, T.G.I. Friday's, the Corona Beach House, Villa Pizza and Wendy's, all of which are located within Terminal D. More eateries await passengers in Terminals E, F, G, H and J, such as Au Bon Pain , Burger King, Chili's To Go, Cozzoli's Pizza, Famous Famiglia, Gilbert's Food Bar, Great American Bagel, La Pausa Restaurant, Quizno's, Sbarro, Subway, the Sushi Bar and the Budweiser Brew House.
Currency Exchange and Business Facilities
There are currency exchange outlets dotted around the airport in strategic locations in Terminal D (gates D19, D29 and level 2), Terminal E (levels 1 and 2), Terminal F (level 2), Terminal G (level 2), Terminal H (levels 2 and 3) and the E Satellite (level 3). For business services, pay a visit to the dedicated Business Center, between Terminals H and J. The onsite Miami International Airport Hotel comes with extensive conference capabilities for around 200 guests.
Travelers at Miami International by be able to enjoy a range of special needs facilities,ranging from pick-up assistance and visual paging, to elevators, moving walkways (Skyride) and public TTY / TDD telephones for the deaf. All restaurants and bars are wheelchair friendly, while restrooms have adapted toilet compartments and many taxi cabs are wheelchair accessible. Relief areas are provided for service animals, such as guide dogs for the blind. If you require a wheelchair, you should contact your airline carrier in advance, or simply visit to the airline ticket desks.
Other facilities at MIA include pharmacies, a fitness center, a peaceful chapel, a porter service and luggage trolleys. There is also a hairdresser onsite, should you fancy treating yourself to a new haircut.