A guide to Dublin Airport (DUB) lounges

We’ve got the details on the best Dublin airport lounges and the terminals they can be found in. Read on to see which one is best suited for your needs.

Dublin Airport. Image credit: David Crespo
Dublin Airport. Image credit: David Crespo

Dublin Airport (DUB) is the major airport hub of Ireland and the 11th busiest airport in Europe. Yet in terms of how much ground it covers, the airport only has two terminals, which means that when it comes to Dublin airport lounges, you have a more limited choice than what you may be used to.

Dublin Airport Terminal 1

Dublin Airport Executive Lounge – the perfect way to start your journey

Of all of the Dublin Airport lounges, the Dublin Airport Executive Lounge is the only one situated in Terminal 1.

If you are flying premium on British Airways or with a oneworld member airline, this is where you will be directed to, although the lounge itself is open to all guests who are departing from Dublin Airport, and has no restrictions on class or airline.

The complimentary food on offer is more of the light snack variety. Breakfast is served until 11 a.m., where you can avail yourself of pastries, as well as fresh fruit, and a range of cereals. After 11, guests can enjoy soups, a selection of filled rolls, and a range of sweet items.

Enjoy a range of pastry items across these Dublin Airport lounges. Image credit: Sami Sert/iStock
Enjoy a range of pastry items across these Dublin Airport lounges. Image credit: Sami Sert/iStock

Specialist teas and coffees are available throughout the day, as well as a full range of non-alcoholic soft drinks, and alcoholic beverages. Keep in mind this lounge has a limit of two alcoholic beverages per guest. The lounge offers complimentary Wi-Fi and access to printers and copiers, as well as free magazines and newspapers for you to enjoy while you wait. There is also access to shower facilities.

The Dublin Airport Executive Lounge at Terminal 1 is open Monday through Sunday, from 4:30 a.m. to 9.15 p.m. Guests are permitted to enter the lounge one hour before or one hour after their flight.

Please note: Access to this lounge is not available after U.S. Preclearance.

There is also a Dublin Airport Executive Lounge in Terminal 2, which offers similar amenities. The lounge is used by airlines including Emirates in the absence of their standalone lounges. Access is also available to frequent flyers, business-class, and first-class passengers of American Airlines, Delta, and U.S Airways.

The Dublin Airport Executive Lounge at Terminal 2 is open Monday through Sunday, from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Please note: This lounge is not accessible for passengers after U.S. Preclearance.

Dublin Airport Terminal 2

51st&Green – a new and improved experience

51st&Green is the latest inclusion to Dublin Airport lounge offerings. The only lounge located after U.S. Preclearance, it is also the closest airport lounge in the world to an active runway, offering truly breathtaking views.

As there is no specific Delta Lounge in Dublin Airport, 51st&Green is the Dublin Airport lounge for Delta passengers, as well as for guests traveling on Norwegian Airlines, Aer Lingus, United, and American Airlines.

The lounge has been helpfully zoned, depending on what you’d like to do while you’re there, with workspaces, entertainment areas, as well as a dining area on offer.

The food is predominantly traditional Irish fare with an American twist, which is fitting for its location, being close to the U.S. departure gates. There are also complimentary cocktails, non-alcoholic beverages, teas, and coffee.

The lounge is open from the first flight of the day until the last flight.

Aer Lingus Lounge, Dublin Airport – take your pick between departures or arrivals

Aer Lingus actually operate two Dublin airport lounges in Terminal 2 – one of which is in the arrivals area, and the other, which is in the departure area.

The Revival Lounge is the Aer Lingus Lounge at Dublin Airport for guests who wish to freshen themselves up after a long-haul flight. It is located in the Terminal 2 baggage claim area.

This Dublin Airport lounge provides shower facilities with amenity kits, as well as a steaming and pressing service for your shirt or suit. Hot and cold breakfast beverages are available, as well as light pastries.

The lounge also offers a television area and complimentary newspapers. It’s the perfect place to refresh before taking your Blacklane airport transfer for Dublin home or to the office.

Catch up on the news in one of the Dublin airport lounges. Image credit: mixetto/iStock
Catch up on the news during your Dublin Airport stopover. Image credit: mixetto/iStock

The Revival Lounge is for guests who have flown into Dublin Airport through Aer Lingus’ business class.

The Aer Lingus Lounge Dublin also offers free newspapers and magazines for guests, in a relaxed atmosphere.

Please Note: This lounge can only be accessed before U.S. Preclearance. Once you have gone through, there is no way to return to the lounge afterwards.

Etihad Airways First & Business Class Lounge – true luxury

Etihad Airways First & Business Class Lounge at Dublin Airport is the only other airline-specific lounge in Dublin airport. Solely for business-class and first-class passengers flying with Etihad, the lounge opens three hours prior to departure. It is possible to buy access to the lounge with money or air miles.

The lounge is styled like an Etihad Airways plane, offering a la carte dining, full table service, as well as a fully-stocked bar. The Etihad Airways lounge provides a range of spaces, from a tranquil library setting to a children’s play area.

Perhaps most special of all, as Etihad Airways were once the main sponsors of the Gaelic Athletic Association, there is a small GAA museum with donated items on show.

Platinum private suites – a VIP lounge experience at Dublin Airport

If you are looking for a truly VIP Dublin Airport lounge experience, then the Platinum service is a great option. At this 24-hour private terminal at Dublin Airport, you will find on-demand services for both before and after your flight.

This experience is a little different to the other lounges. Instead of a communal lounge, guests are given their own personal suite. Offering breakfast, lunch, and light snacks, there is also a full bar and personal service.

Apart from the lounges, you can read our complete guide to Dublin International Airport (DUB) for more information on how to make the most of your time at the airport.