If you’ve ever been stuck in Dubai airport for more than a few hours then you’ll know that the glitz and glam of the duty-free shops wears off pretty quickly. After about an hour of wondering around you’ll soon be on the lookout for somewhere to stretch out your legs and rest your weary head. For those weary fliers in need of a quick reboot, the new Sleep ‘n Fly Lounge at Dubai International now offers a variety of igloo-like sleep pods and stylish cabins, which also double as private offices, for rent on an hourly basis. It’s official, layovers have never been this comfy!
Located close to Gate A1 in Concourse A, the lounge offers 20 Igloo sleep pods and seven Yawn cabins, with a double bed, all of which can be booked for anything from a short one-hour nap up to an entire night. Bookings for the sleep pods can be made via the Sleep ‘n Fly website or once you arrive at the airport.
Perhaps the best thing about the pods is that they offer a little bit of luxury for those who are sick and tired of attempting to sleep in an aeroplane seat. Once you’ve checked in at the reception, a staff member will escort you to your pod where you can nap or use the hour to simply relax or catch up on some reading. Then, at an agreed time, the staff will return to wake you with a hot or cold towel.
For even more luxury travellers can book one of the larger Yawn cabins which offer a double bed, pull-out kid’s bed, and office facilities for those who want to use the time to get some work done in a quiet environment. The pods and cabins are also air-conditioned and soundproof so there’s no chance of your noisy neighbour disturbing your sleep. Other handy amenities in the lounge include shaving kits, a shoe-shine service, showers, restrooms and restaurants.
As for the price, there is a wide range of options to choose from with the cheapest option being $17 for one hour during the day in an Igloo pod. The most expensive option is $271 for 12 hours in a Yawn cabin. While Concourse A is dedicated to Emirates and Qantas flights, all airline passengers have access to the Sleep ‘n Fly Lounge when transiting through Dubai International Airport.
For more information visit the Sleep n Fly Lounge website.