By Staff writer
Emirates will initially open just one lounge at Terminal 3 Concourse B
Emirates airline will resume services for its premium customers, including the chauffeur drive and the airport lounge at Dubai International airport.
Emirates will initially open just one lounge at Terminal 3 Concourse B, for first class, business class and eligible Emirates Skywards members (from 10am, July 1). More Emirates lounges are expected to open in the coming months, as more flights are added to the airline’s schedule.
The resumption of the airport lounge service comes with added Covid-19-related health and safety measures, including access which will be through biometric gates using facial recognition.
The lounge will also have reduced capacity, with increased space between each occupied seat to aid social distancing. Masks are mandatory in the lounge, as they are in the airport.
The facilities and amenities in the lounge have been modified, with food now offered in hygienically sealed meal boxes, including vegetarian options, instead of a buffet offering. Complimentary beverages, including spirits, will be offered in single serve bottles.
Each table and seat will be sanitised after a customer leaves, while the entire lounge will be sanitised and fumigated at the end of each day.
Emirates will also resume its complimentary chauffeur drive service for first and business class customers in Dubai and other cities from July 1.
Onboard services have also been modified with social areas, including the A380 onboard lounge, are closed.