Dubai International airport has unveiled 27 sleep pods and cabins as part of the new Sleep ‘n’ Fly lounge in Terminal 3
For passengers needing to recharge during a long journey, the Sleep ‘n’ Fly lounge features 20 Igloo sleep pods (measuring just 200cm x 74cm) and seven 4 sqm Yawn cabins with double beds. They can also be used as private offices.
After checking in at reception, a member of staff will show you to your pod. At an agreed time, they will return to wake you up with a hot or cold towel. Useful amenities such as shaving kits and a shoe-shine service are available. Yawn cabins are air conditioned and sound-proofed.
Located close to Gate A1 in Concourse A, they can be booked for a short one-hour nap up to an entire night via the Sleep ‘n’ Fly website or when you get there. There are showers, toilets and restaurants nearby.
There are lots of different packages to choose from (the full price list is here) but the cheapest would be one hour in an Igloo pod during the day for US$17. The most expensive would be US$271 for 12 hours in a Yawn cabin.
Although Concourse A is dedicated to Emirates and Qantas flights, all airline passengers have access to the Sleep ‘n’ Fly lounge when they are flying from or transiting through Dubai International. The facility is also open to Priority Pass and LoungeKey members.
Eugene Barry, executive vice-president of Dubai Airports Commercial Group, said: “The opening of Sleep ‘n’ Fly expands Dubai International’s existing range of rest and relaxation options, and is the latest in a line of personalised and engaging products we are rolling out to cater to the evolving needs of global travellers.”
Geoffrey Carrier, general manager of pod provider Onground Hospitality, said: “After operating dedicated airport sleep lounges for several years now we have taken our unique concept to a new level at Dubai International. We are very excited to be part of the amazing Dubai airport experience, and look forward to offering some much-needed rest to the ever-growing number of passengers passing through the airport.”