As you might of seen from my previous posts Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi First Class Lounge To Open May 1? and I’m going to Abu Dhabi for a day! I was headed to Abu Dhabi to review the much anticipated first class lounge.
Originally I was supposed to be flying business both ways but decided last minute to use some velocity points for a first award. Sadly today Virgin Australia have added big fees for Etihad redemptions in all classes.
Etihad currently use a dedicated area for its First and Business class passengers at the end of T3.
The whole area has been renovated and made to look a lot more modern. Etihad have done a great job creating an inviting and beautiful area.
First class check in
Fast track security which also now include smart gates.
Directly after exiting security is the entry for the lounge.
Partner airlines that can access the lounge. Have to be elite or platinum equivelent
Main dinning area
Etihad have created a speical menu dedicated to Emirati cusine. They have partnered with the Emirates palace making this possible. It is a 5 course meal with traditional arabic taste and flare.
Date with chami
Chicken and barley soup
Bar for dining area
Ciagar lounge with congac
Secondary dining area
Bar identical to JFK and MEL lounges.
Relax and recline room
Self serve buffet
Dining for the buffet
Style and shave
Six senses spa
Washrooms for the fitness room
View from the lounge
Entry to the lounge
After spending 3 hours in the lounge I fell in love with it, it’s stylish, modern, staff are extremely friendly and the food is amazing!
I would have to say this is my new favourite lounge and I cannot wait to return.
What do you think about the new first lounge?