British Airways has unveiled its new lounge at the newly built Concourse D in Dubai International Airport which opened today (see news, February, 2016)
The airline’s new lounge features a Concorde Bar for those flying in First.
BA says that the lounge has been designed to “…maximise space using architectural elements such as illuminated glass screens giving customers separate spaces to work, relax or dine, creating a calm and relaxing environment”.
The new lounge has a large framed wall mirror that reflects the feature lighting making a more spacious setting.
Customers can choose from a selection of hot and cold food as well as enjoy drinks at the Deli Bar.
The lounge overlooks the airport’s shopping area. Materials used for the lounge include black Nero marble surfaces and European oak flooring.
Within the lounge, the new Concorde Bar provides an exclusive area for First customers and their guests to relax and unwind in a private environment before boarding their flight.
Troy Warfield, British Airways’ director of customer experience, said: “Our premium customers flying from Dubai will be able to enjoy the airline’s newest lounge, featuring the exclusive luxury of the Concorde Bar for First customers.
Our designers have created a contemporary and stylish space for Club World and First customers to relax, dine and refresh before boarding their flight to Heathrow.
We have also ensured that, for the first time, every single customer has access to power and USB points throughout the new lounge to re-charge their personal electronic devices.”
The new lounge features artwork from established Iraqi-born artist, Dia Al Azzawi, as well as Gulf heritage images from the British Airways archive.
The new Dubai lounge is home to the airline’s second Concorde Bar, the first of which opened late last year in Singapore.
First customers will be given a special entry card at reception for the private bar, which they swipe at an electronic reader to gain access. Inside, they will be able to choose from a selection of premium drinks before relaxing in the privacy of their own booth.
The lounge is open to British Airways’ First and Club World (business class) customers as well as Silver and Gold Executive Club members.