Review: Dubai International Business Class Lounge, Dubai Terminal One, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
We had a brief visit to the mysteriously unbranded Business Class Lounge at Dubai International Airport. The lounge was offered to us as part of business class lounge privileges courtesy of flying Turkish Airlines. While it was a straightforward visit and offered everything that you’d expect from a business lounge, it was a pretty bare bones experience with a somewhat dated decor.
This post is one chapter on our second Round the World trip via Japan, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, and Poland. This trip was redeemed through Air Canada’s Aeroplan and through Starwood Preferred Guest (Marriott Bonvoy) loyalty programs. For more information on how this trip was booked, please see our trip introduction here. For other parts of the trip, please see this index.
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- Trip Introduction: The Khors of Oman, Cherry Blossoms in Japan, & Pirogies in Poland. Round the World #2 via Star Alliance Business Class on ANA, Thai, Etihad, Turkish & Lufthansa.
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- The Imperial Palace and Akihabara, Tokyo, Japan
- Tsukiji Fish Market and Ginza Shopping, Tokyo, Japan
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- Afternoon Tea at the Burj Al Arab, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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- Strolling Old Town Warsaw, Poland
- Visiting the Remains of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising and Parks of Warsaw, Poland
- LOT Business Lounge, Warsaw, Poland
- Lufthansa Business Class, Warsaw – Munich
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Review: Dubai International Business Class Lounge – Terminal One, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
We started off at the Lufthansa Senator Lounge in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Since our gate was at the other end of the airport, we eventually headed up to the closer contract “Dubai International Business Class Lounge”. It was described as “the general lounge for airlines that do not have their own dedicated lounges, as well as approved card holders,”
We used a lounge invitation issued at check in to briefly check out the place. This will be a brief review since we spent less than twenty minutes at this location. The lounge was available to many of the SkyTeam partners prior to them opening a dedicated Skyteam Lounge in Dubai.
The Business Class Lounge Dubai was located in Dubai Terminal One next to Gate C8.
Accessing the Dubai International Business Lounge:
The contract lounge was accessed via an invitation from Turkish Airlines. Access appeared to be on an invitation basis based on issuance from airlines that are using Dubai Terminal One at this particular end of the terminal.
Inside the Dubai International Business Lounge:
The lounger offered some general table seating in addition to a few select loungers. It actually wasn’t that bad a space and was quite spacious. The lounge offered lots of natural light thanks to its position against the large glass windows of the walls of the Dubai International Airport.
What the lounge didn’t have was a super stylish decor and was a little bit old in it’s appearance. While it’s not a fashion show, the lounge decor works it way into the style and relaxation of spending time in a place and not having it look like your mother’s basement from growing up in the nineteen seventies.
Food and Beverage:
Being breakfast hour, there was the usual breakfast items on offer for the lounge visitors. Today’s offerings were sliced fruit, breakfast sandwiches and a cheese board of cheese and small sandwiches.
My Thoughts on the Dubai International Business Lounge:
The Dubai International Business Lounge was a reasonable contract lounge available for Turkish Airlines business passengers.
It offered everything that someone would need in a lounge: food, space and wi-fi internet connections. The lounge offered lots of daylight, which is always a good thing. It wasn’t a super stylish place to be, thanks to some dated decor. As a result, I chalk this place up to a spot to spend time in, only if you don’t have a need to be anywhere else.