Independent airport lounge network expands its footprint in the Middle East
Plaza Premium Lounge has officially opened in Terminal 3 of Dubai International Airport, the busiest transit hub in the Middle East. Spanning across 1,260 square metres and with a maximum capacity of 300 guests, it is the largest independent pay-per-use airport lounge at Terminal 3.
Special features include four family suites with dedicated butlers, a Playroom with sustainable wooden toys for kids, a First class inspired private napping space, cigar lounge, and male and female prayer rooms.
“Dubai International connects travellers to more than 220 destinations across the globe including Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, India, Taiwan, Europe, US and more, in many of which we operate airport lounges and other airport hospitality services. This is one of our strategic expansion plans in the region to introduce our Skytrax-winning Plaza Premium Lounge in Dubai, ensuring a complete departure-transit-arrival experience for our guests. We are now able to capture more than 15 million passengers passing through the airport terminal’s Concourse A every year.” says Song Hoi-see, Founder and CEO of Plaza Premium Group.
Eugene Barry, Executive Vice President of Commercial, Dubai Airports says, “Dubai International’s consumer expectation is constantly evolving, and we regularly evaluate the breadth of commercial products and services offer to global travellers. We are delighted to partner with Plaza Premium Group to introduce internationally-acclaimed Plaza Premium Lounge to our service portfolio at the airport’s Concourse A.”
Situated on the upper level overlooking departure gates A2 and A3, the lounge features a desert and ocean inspired design.
Plaza Premium Lounge Dubai is the only airport lounge to offer four 10-square-meter Family Suites catering to the needs of big families or small groups with the inclusion of services by a team of multi-lingual butlers who speak Arabic, Russian, Hindi, Tagalog and Turkish. As part of the brand’s promise to promote family-friendliness and sustainability, the lounge features a dedicated Playroom, the only dedicated kids’ zone at the terminal. Highlighted by colourful murals of camels, palm trees and iconic buildings in Dubai, it features educational and sustainably made toys by international toy brand Masterkidz.
Five shower rooms are available for guests to freshen up before a long-haul flight while Plaza Premium Lounge’s signature workstations are perfect for business travellers needing a private space. A unique feature is a row of the single-person relaxation seats with sliding doors which can be converted into a private napping space.
Following the brand’s “go green” culinary approach to reduce carbon footprint and to support the local community, the lounge presents a glocal cuisine freshly made in live cooking station with ingredients sourced locally to create Arabic, Asian and International cuisines. Specially designed menus for kids and infants are also available in addition to gluten-free options on request for travellers with special dietary requirements.
The Dubai lounge is the sixth Plaza Premium Lounge in the Middle East, joining existing locations in Abu Dhabi (two), Dammam, Riyadh and Salalah. It is also the latest addition to the brand’s global network of more than 70 locations in Greater China, Asia Pacific, Americas, Europe and India.