Well Andrew66, I suppose our widely differing experiences in BA F make the point for me. My flight was pretty much an embarrassment from start to finish. On landing we were greeted at the aircraft door, taken on a buggy to immigration and whisked through a private channel.
I also flew to DXB, and am staying in what is widely considered one of the best properties in the Emirate. The service here could not be more genuine and willing.
Enjoy the sunshine!!
Ho De Ho