For an upcoming trip, I have a layover of 2.5 hours in Dubai. Both flights are with Emirates, and arrive / leave from Terminal 3.
As the first flight is overnight, I'll want to freshen up, and a shower would be ideal. Through my credit card, I have access to a lounge in T3 which doesn't offer showers (plus apparently has really slow wifi), or a lounge in T1 which does have a shower (and apparently has both better wifi and better food). So, the lounge in T1 sounds better for more needs than the T3 one.
What I'm not sure of is if I can make it from T3 to T1 and back again, with enough time to spend in T1 to make it worth going?
(I guess I'll need to be at the gate 30 minutes before departure for the connecting flight, for an Emirates international departure? If so, that'd give me about 2 hours from stepping off the plane, assuming it's on time, until I need to be back in T3 at the gate)