March 28, 2016

Review: Emirates Business Class Lounge, T3 Concourse A Dubai Airport (DXB)

Trip to New Zealand & flying with the King of Sweden on my 100th flight in Business Class

Earlier this month, I was able to explore New Zealand, thanks to Singelresor. We flew with Emirates to Christchurch where we explored the South Island; then took the ferry boat to North Island and after visiting Wellington, Rotorua and Auckland, flew back home. As I had enough Emirates Skywards miles, I decided to upgrade my flight from Dubai to Stockholm in Business Class where I also had the chance to see King Gustav of Sweden as he was seated in front of me! I've flown 99 times in business class prior to this flight so this flight was actually my 100th time to fly in business class. Here are some reviews of the hotels we stayed at, as well as the top attractions we visited while in New Zealand, the land of the Kiwis!


Review: Radisson Blu Skycity Hotel, Arlanda Airport
Review: Copthorne Airport Hotel Dubai (Emirates Economy Class Transit Hotel)
Review: Ibis Hotel Christchurch
Review: Quality Inn Nelson
Review: Ibis Hotel Rotorua
Review: Amora Hotel Auckland
Top Attractions in New Zealand
Review: Emirates Business Class Lounge, Concourse A Dubai Airport (DXB)
Review: Emirates Business Class Lounge, Concourse B, Dubai Airport (DXB)
Review: Emirates Business Class, Dubai to Stockholm

Emirates logo, Emirates business class lounge T3 Concourse A Dubai Airport

Date of visit: March 21, 2016

Location: Terminal 3 Concourse A between gates A1 and A24
Access: First and business class passengers on Emirates; Platinum, gold and silver members of Skywards program
Opening hours: Daily, 24 hours

Entrance

Emirates Business Class Lounge Concourse A entrance

Reception

Emirates Business Class Lounge Concourse A reception area

Emirates Business Class Lounge Concourse A help desk

Emirates Business Class Lounge Concourse A, lounge guide

Seating

Emirates Business Class Lounge Concourse A seating

Emirates Business Class Lounge Concourse A seating

Emirates Business Class Lounge Concourse A seating

Emirates Business Class Lounge Concourse A seating

Emirates Business Class Lounge Concourse A seating

Dining (Buffet)

Emirates Business Class Lounge Concourse A, buffet area

Emirates Business Class Lounge Concourse A, breakfast selection

Emirates Business Class Lounge Concourse A, breakfast selection

Emirates Business Class Lounge Concourse A, buffet

Emirates Business Class Lounge Concourse A

Emirates Business Class Lounge Concourse A, popcorn and cookies

Emirates Business Class Lounge Concourse A, buffet area

Emirates Business Class Lounge Concourse A, wines, champagnes and other alcoholic beverages

Emirates Business Class Lounge Concourse A, wines

Fine Dining

Emirates Business Class Lounge Concourse A, dining area

Emirates Business Class Lounge Concourse A, buffet area

Emirates Business Class Lounge Concourse A, food spread

Children's Play Room

Emirates Business Class Lounge Concourse A, children's play room

Business Center

Emirates Business Class Lounge Concourse A, business center

Newspapers & Magazines

Emirates Business Class Lounge Concourse A, newspapers and magazines

Emirates Business Class Lounge Concourse A, newspapers and magazines

Quiet Lounge

Emirates Business Class Lounge Concourse A quiet lounge

Emirates Business Class Lounge Concourse A quiet lounge

Prayer Room

Emirates Business Class Lounge Concourse A, prayer rooms

Shower Suites

It is first-come, first-served basis here so I suggest you book right away as there could be long queue sometimes. There are 10 shower rooms for men and 5 shower rooms for the ladies.

Emirates Business Class Lounge Concourse A shower room

Emirates Business Class Lounge Concourse A shower room

Emirates Business Class Lounge Concourse A shower room

Emirates Business Class Lounge Concourse A shower room

The bath amenities included towels, slippers, shaving kit, comb, dental kit and a shower cap

Emirates Business Class Lounge Concourse A, shower amenities

CONCLUSION

Last week, I was able to visit the Emirates Business Class Lounge in Concourse A prior to my flight back to Stockholm. The last time I was in this lounge was about a year ago (a review of which you can find here) and I still think that this lounge is one of the most complete business class lounges in the world. The lounge is so huge you will not have a hard time finding a seat. There is the spacious business center, there's a cigar bar, a prayer room, children's play room, quiet lounge, baby's room, etc. The only thing I wish they could offer was a luggage room since there surely is a lot of passengers who would want to leave their luggage in the lounge while duty-free shopping or while making a quick visit to the city. The food selection from the buffet was really extensive and is one of the best I've seen. Comparing this lounge's catering to Qatar Airways Al Mourjan Lounge, the Emirates Business Class Lounge is definitely the winner for me as Al Mourjan's food offering is unfortunately subpar to even the other lounges I've been to. On the other hand, the stunning architecture of Al Mourjan Lounge is simply unbeatable and is no doubt my favorite when it comes to design. Of course the number of passengers using Al Mourjan and Emirates Business Class Lounge can't be compared as Emirates has way too much passengers at Dubai Airport. Overall, this is definitely one of the best business class lounges there is, in my opinion.


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