DUBAI, UAE, 03 August 2011 – Emirates has opened its second dedicated First Class Lounge at Terminal 3 - Dubai International Airport, making it the fourth dedicated premium Emirates Lounge in Dubai.
The new Emirates Lounge, located at Concourse 1 in front of the Business Class Lounge, will facilitate easy and seamless travel for First Class passengers who may be departing from any of the 14 gates located in Concourse 1. Passengers now have an additional choice and can access a lounge more conveniently located to their departure gates.
The lounge design is modern and in keeping with Emirates’ multi-award winning First Class Lounge in Concourse 2, embodying the airline’s dedication to providing its passengers with superior service and quality. With a contemporary design aesthetic, and a timeless colour palette that has evolved from Emirates’ international lounge design, the new lounge is an oasis of luxury and comfort
“The opening of the new Emirates First Class Lounge allows us to provide our customers with a consistent, high-quality Emirates experience both on the ground and in the air, starting from their exclusive chauffeur drive airport transfer and dedicated airport check-in counters, to luxurious lounge facilities and then our award-winning service onboard,” said Mohammed H. Mattar, Divisional Senior Vice President, Emirates Airport Services. “Lounges are an integral part of the Emirates experience, and reaffirm our dedication to offering the very best to our customers.”
The 1058 sq.mt. Emirates lounge boasts a wide array of passenger amenities including a quiet zone with eight recliners, two 55 and 65 inch LED TVs, plush leather armchairs, a choice of formal or relaxed seating, two dining areas, shower facilities, a business centre with four individual work stations, wireless LAN connectivity within the lounge, a water feature, contemporary artwork, a smoking area and the hallmark courteous service from dedicated lounge staff that completes the distinctive experience.
Passengers can enjoy an a-la-carte service from an extensive menu of complimentary hot and cold gourmet dishes having the choice of formal or informal seating in the dining area, accompanied by a full bar service including premium beverages.
The new lounge facilities are available to all Emirates’ First Class passengers and features Italian marble flooring, high-quality leather sourced from Europe, and gold-plated Rolex wall clocks from Geneva. The lounge also offers a custom-made Braille/tactile signage for the visually-impaired.
With the opening of the new First Class Lounge, Emirates now operates 29 dedicated lounges around its six-continent network including lounges in Auckland, Bangkok, Beijing, Birmingham, Brisbane, four lounges in Dubai, Delhi, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hong Kong, Johannesburg, Kuala Lumpur, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, Manchester, Munich, Melbourne, Mumbai, New York - JFK, Paris - Charles de Gaulle, Perth, Singapore, Sydney, Shanghai and Zurich.