Promptly at 9:15, a friendly driver in a black SUV picked us up and drove us over to DFW, courtesy of Emirates.
Checking in was a breeze and it's pleasing that Emirates is included in TSA PreCheck.
We made our way to the Emirates Lounge, a sub-lounge of a cluster of them between Gates D 21-22 with a setup a little like a multiplex theater. The only difference is the attendant in the Emirates lounge checks boarding passes again.
We saw saris and burqas at the Urates check-in counter, and a man sitting across from us is speaking Arabic on his cell phone. It gives us a sense of where we're going.