- Starting Out and American Airlines’ Flagship Lounge – Chicago
- Review: Japan Airlines First Class 777-300ER Chicago-Narita
- Review: Japan Airlines First Class Lounge – Haneda
- Review: Japan Airlines Business Class 777-200 Haneda to Bangkok
- Review: Thai Airways Orchid Spa and Royal Orchid Lounge
- Review: Thai Airways 787-8 Business Class – Bangkok to Denpasar-Bali
- Review: Grand Hyatt Bali
- Review: Denpasar-Bali Airport and Premier Lounge
- Review: Singapore A330 Business Class Denpasar-Bali to Singapore
- Review: Grand Hyatt Singapore
- Review: Singapore Airlines Private Room
- Review: Singapore Airlines A380 Suites Class Singapore to Hong Kong
- Review: Emirates Lounge – Hong Kong
- Review: Emirates A380 First Class Hong Kong to Dubai
- Review: Emirates First Class Terminal – Dubai
- Review: Emirates A380 First Class Dubai to Washington, DC (Dulles)
We arrived into Dubai with only a few hours to enjoy the awesome First Class Terminal. I call it a terminal, but that’s really not accurate. You see the terminal building is geared for 5-6 A380’s, with multiple levels. The main level is open to all–aka Economy. The second level is the First Class level, which includes a spa, restaurants, a cigar lounge, and many areas for seating. The third level is for business class passengers. Unfortunately, I’ve never actually visited the business class level. I’m sure it’s lovely.
In Dubai you have to clear security to connect onward. We did that rather quickly, and made our way to the lounge.
Since we were fairly limited on time, we skipped the massages, instead opting to sit down for a brief meal. I enjoyed a wonderful Wagyu beef burger. Its not my first at the lounge, and it won’t be my last, it is just that good.
We also poked our heads into the Cigar lounge. I’m not a big cigar person, but, well, it was there.
Before we knew it, our flight was on Last Call, which really just means that boarding had started. I’m not a huge fan of the Middle Eastern airlines’ approach to boarding announcements, but, they didn’t ask my opinion. Alas, we boarded and were still among the first to board in the First Class cabin. No complaints there though, since they only serve Moet Chandon in the lounge, vs. Dom Perignon onboard.