Your guide to Dubai International Airport’s lounges

With over 100 airlines and 260 destinations worldwide, Dubai International Airport is home to an array of world-class airport lounge options. So, if you are looking for an elegant way to enrich your airport experience, this guide is for you.
Let’s dive right in.

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

Plaza Premium Lounge

This 300-capacity lounge features stylish Arabic-inspired decor and a range of facilities for all types of travelers. There are comfortable seating areas, four private family suites, smoking rooms, shower rooms, relaxation areas, an Aerobar, and live cooking stations.   

The family suites offer butler service and can accommodate up to six guests (children and adults), making them an ideal choice for families or business travelers seeking privacy. A kids’ play area with sustainable wooden toys is also available.

Al Majlis Lounge

Whether you’re traveling in Economy, Business, or First Class, Al Majlis makes your journey through the airport as easy as possible. You will have an easy time checking in, going through immigration, and clearing baggage- all while it allows you to relax and unwind. A customized catering menu (food and beverages), a dedicated Dubai Duty-Free outlet, VIP parking, and drop-off services are also available for passengers.

Currently, Al Majlis operates and accepts reservations from the annex of Terminal 3 next to Exit 4. Additionally, the Al Majlis facility has dedicated immigration and police screening areas for VIPs.

Dubai International Business Class Lounge

Business Class travelers on airlines without dedicated lounges, or holders of one of the approved cards, will benefit from this lounge. It is spacious, well designed, 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, and quiet areas for business travelers.

The lounge is nicely air-conditioned and there’s a wide range of complimentary food and beverages to choose from as well. If you’re looking to wash, shower facilities can also be accessed.

Dubai International First Class Lounge

Like Dubai International Business Class Lounge, Dubai International First Class Lounge is a great alternative for passengers whose airline does not have a dedicated lounge. A variety of food and beverages are available, as well as facilities for showering, storing luggage, and conducting business. Among the other services available are high speed internet connection, wireless internet access, flight information screens, and smoking and quiet rooms.

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, along with a wide range of beverages to help yourself to. After dining on some international cuisine, you can rejuvenate yourself with a hot shower so you’re fully ready for your flight.

The well-equipped Business Center provides complimentary Wi-Fi, while the 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.

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

Ahlan Lounge

Concourse D above the departure gates is home to the Ahlan First and Business Class Lounges. 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’ card members.

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 screen. The dining area has a well-stocked bar and a hot buffet with delicious meals.

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 & 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.

Other Lounges At DXB

Apart from the above-mentioned lounges, the airport also has::

  • British Airways Lounge at Terminal 1
  • Lufthansa Lounge at Terminal 1
  • SkyTeam Lounge at Terminal 1
  • Gulf Air Lounge at Terminal 1
  • Dubai International Business Class Lounge at Terminal 1
  • Dubai International First Class Lounge at Terminal 1

Prior to paying for a lounge, be sure to check if you are already entitled to free lounge access with your credit card. 

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