Discover the perfect Dubai Airport lounge for you


With more than 6000 direct flights a week through Dubai International Airport, you may find yourself seeking out a DXB lounge to enjoy your spare time in. But which one is best for you?

Make the most of your stopover at Dubai Airport. Image credit: jacoblund/iStock
Make the most of your stopover at Dubai Airport. Image credit: jacoblund/iStock

Check into Dubai Airport using PASS, Blacklane’s premium airport concierge service and find out everything you need to know about Dubai Airport and its shopping opportunities. Do you still have time to spare? why not find the airport’s best lounges with this helpful guide.

Emirates Business Class Lounge

Located inside of Concourse B, the Emirates Business Class Lounge is one of Dubai International Airport’s most stylish. Here, coffee lovers can enjoy a personalized barista experience with Costa Coffee to fuel themselves before a flight. In need of something a little stronger? The Emirates Business Class Lounge also includes a bespoke Moët and Chandon champagne lounge! Serving four of the iconic brand’s most emblematic champagnes alongside a selection of canapés crafted by Michelin-star chefs makes it a very popular Dubai airport lounge. The goat’s cheese and Emmental gougères are popular canapé, while the blackberry and pomegranate macaron is one for the sweet-toothed. With an elegant gold designed decor, the lounge reflects the color of the champagne.  

Guilt-free snacking is available from the Health Club, where customers can help themselves to a range of delicious treats including Mediterranean wraps, hummus, Scottish smoked salmon and more. As well as gourmet dining, visitors can also enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi, direct boarding to their flight and quiet areas where they can unwind or catch up on some emails.

Emirates First Class Lounge

The Emirates First Class Lounge, in Concourse A, features shower spas allowing customers to freshen up. With towels, luxury toiletries, and hairdryers, guests can prepare for the next stage of their journey with ease. A Cigar Bar provides food, drink, and relaxation in pure style. Fancy some retail therapy? A number of luxury brands such as Chanel, Hugo Boss, Gucci and more feature inside this premium Emirates Lounge Dubai with their own in-lounge duty-free boutiques. Expert sommeliers are also on hand in Le Clos Wine Cellar – another standout feature of the Lounge – should you want to stock up on your vintages. Prefer somewhere quiet to simply charge your device? Then head for the Business Center where charging points are available for all smartphones and tablets.

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Marhaba Lounge

With locations across Terminals 1, 2 and 3, the Marhaba Lounge Dubai is the most accessible Dubai airport lounge. There’s hot and cold cuisine available in the buffet area for customers who are feeling hungry, along with a wide range of beverages to help yourself to. After dining on some international cuisine, rejuvenate yourself with a hot shower so you’re ready for your flight.

The Marhaba Lounge staff are on-hand to help you with any questions. Image credit: Marhaba Lounge
The Marhaba Lounge staff are on-hand to help you with any questions. Image credit: Marhaba Lounge

The fully-equipped Business Center provides complimentary Wi-Fi, while the Marhaba Lounge also offers an exclusive Meet & Assist service. This unique service offers a speedy clearance through arrivals or departures to help with transfers, baggage and family travel, ensuring a swift, smooth and safe passage through the airport.

Lounge @ B

One of two executive lounges hosted by Swissport, Lounge @ B in Terminal 3 is open 24 hours, seven days a week, and is another popular Dubai airport business lounge. Take a moment to relax in one of the free-to-use massage chairs and freshen up in the complimentary shower facilities. You’ll also find international newspapers and magazines along with luxurious seating in which you can relax. Make use of the free high-speed internet whilst here too, to stay connected while you’re on the go.

Complimentary hot and cold beverages (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic) are available, as are hot and cold food items from the continental buffet area. Vegetarian options are also available. During Ramadan, alcohol is only served between 20:00 – 03:00, upon request.  

Dubai International Business Class Lounge

The second Swissport lounge is an oasis of calm in Terminal 1. Dubai International Business Class Lounge is spacious, well designed, and offers high levels of comfort, and ranks high among the lounge clubs in Dubai airport. There’s an impressive range of top facilities as well as three workstations, high-speed internet connection, complimentary Wi-Fi, and quiet areas for business travelers.

There’s a wide range of complimentary food and drink to choose from as well, inside this nicely air-conditioned lounge. If you’re looking to wash, shower facilities can also be accessed at an additional cost of 20 USD.

SkyTeam Lounge

Skyteam Dubai airport lounge. Image credit: @ SkyTeam
SkyTeam Lounge at Dubai Airport. Image credit: @ SkyTeam

First and business class passengers of Aeroflot, AirFrance, China Eastern, Kenya Airways, KLM, Korean Air, MEA, and Saudi can all access this world-class Dubai airport business lounge. The ultra-modern design has a very clean and sleek finish, making guests feel comfortable right away. SkyTeam Lounge in Dubai Airport is also one of the biggest as it’s spread across more than 960 square meters. Featuring high-quality amenities and high-end facilities, SkyTeam offers exceptional service to its business travelers.

There’s free Wi-Fi, plus a business center and TV room. A wide range of snacks, drinks, appetizers, and meals are available, while slick shower rooms can be used before or in between flights. Newspapers and magazines are also well stocked, while a kids’ room keeps children entertained. There is also wheelchair access, if required.     

Ahlan Business Class Lounge

Terminal 1 Concourse D is home to the Ahlan Business Class Lounge. Opposite the SkyTeam Lounge, this classy Dubai airport lounge is operated by the Dubai International Hotel. It’s used by multiple airlines including Jet Airways, Cathay Pacific, and Singapore Airlines, as well as Priority Pass members and various banks’ cardmembers.

With a luxurious foyer to greet visitors and complimentary Wi-Fi, guests can recline in leather chairs with footrests and keep track of their flight on the enormous Flightradar24 screen. The dining area has a well-stocked bar (including an impressive wine cooler) and a hot buffet with delicious meals.

A library stocks international magazines and newspapers, while a children’s dedicated playroom keeps the little ones occupied. A workspace area provides individual desks and accessible computers for those who need to work, while the lounge area offers multiple seating areas as well as a private room with a television.

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