Following my Emirates A380 business class flight from Bangkok to Dubai, I had a five-hour layover followed by my next flight from Dubai to Seattle.
During my layover, I stopped by the Emirates Business Class Lounge before continuing my journey back to Seattle onboard Emirates 777 business class.
While I’ve visited the Emirates First Class Lounges in Dubai’s Concourse A on a few occasions in the past, I was curious how the business class version immediately upstairs would compare.
Emirates Business Class Lounge Dubai (Concourse A) – Access
The Emirates Business Class Lounge is located in Concourse A, which serves as the hub for Emirates’s Airbus A380 and other long-haul operations.
The entrance to the lounge is conveniently located by where the AirTrain lets you off if you’re travelling from another part of the airport.
In keeping with Emirates’s non-stop flight schedule, all Emirates lounges in Dubai are open 24/7, catering to the needs of travellers at any hour.
Access to business class is reserved exclusively for Emirates business class and First Class passengers, as well as members with Emirates Skywards Silver or higher status travelling in any class of service.
As part of the partnership between Emirates and Air Canada, Aeroplan 50K, 75K, and Super Elite members may also access the lounge prior to travelling on Air Canada or Emirates out of Dubai in any class of service, and they may bring one guest.
Emirates Business Class Lounge Dubai (Concourse A) – Seating
The Emirates Business Class Lounge in Dubai is a sprawling space, spanning the entire length of Concourse A.
Just like the First Class Lounge, the business class lounge is essentially a carbon copy of the entire airport terminal, simply situated on the uppermost floor. It’s divided into two wings, with gates for boarding scattered throughout each.
Each gate is connected to an elevator that transports passengers to the designated gate where non-premium passengers board their flight. This is indeed a highlight of the lounge, as you can board your flight directly from the comfort of the lounge.
The boarding gates are fitted for Emirates’s…