Review – Emirates Lounge Brisbane

by Zac George

Last week I decided to head across to Auckland for a quick getaway. I had previously flown Emirates First Class on the Trans-Tasman flights before but hadn’t reviewed it so I thought it would be worthwhile to do. I decided to leave from Brisbane and for this flight and I used a Qantas voucher I previously had.

Emirates Lounge Brisbane

Emirates have their own lounge in Brisbane and it’s open for the flight to Auckland, Dubai and Singapore. During that time, the lounge will remain closed. The lounge is located at Gate 75 which is where the A380 is always parked. This gives the lounge the unique ability to board passengers directly from the lounge.

Emirates Lounge Brisbane

As you walk in, on the left, you’ll find the Business Center. There are PC’s and printers available to use.

Emirates Lounge Brisbane

Just in front of the Business Center is a self-serve beverage section. There’s coffee, tea, juices, soft drinks and liquors available.

Emirates Lounge Brisbane

The range of liquor is pretty reasonable and standard for an Emirates lounge.

Emirates Lounge Brisbane

There’s also a few wines and champagnes to choose from. Moët is found in Emirates lounges, and they even have a dedicated bar in one of the Business lounges in Dubai.

Emirates Lounge Brisbane

There’s a decent selection of soft drinks, juices, and beers available.

Emirates Lounge Brisbane

EK434 departs Brisbane at 8:10 am, and at that time, the lounge was pretty quiet. The lounge curves around and is quite spacious.

Emirates Lounge Brisbane

The lounge has a large selection of reading materials and newspapers.

Emirates Lounge Brisbane

The lounge also has a nice water feature in the centre of the first section.

Emirates Lounge Brisbane


Emirates Lounge Brisbane

All of the seating in the lounge is exactly the same. The comfortable beige leather chairs are a nice place to sit and relax before your flight.

Emirates Lounge Brisbane

If you keep walking straight from the entrance, the second part of the lounge you’ll find is the dining area. It was wasn’t too busy in the morning but this is where the majority of passengers were seated.

Emirates Lounge Brisbane

The lounge is buffet styles and there is quite a decent selection of hot and cold food available.

Emirates Lounge Brisbane

There’s also fresh fruits, cereals and various other cold items on the little stand in the dining area.

Emirates Lounge Brisbane

The dining area is the biggest part of the lounge and I imagine it’d get pretty busy on the Dubai or Singapore hops as those flight go out full all the time in Business and First.

Emirates Lounge Brisbane

There’s a heap of seating and all different sizes of tables for different sizes of groups.

Emirates Lounge Brisbane

Directly past the dining area is where the gate is found. This area is identical to the first section, just a little smaller.

Emirates Lounge Brisbane

Emirates lounges all around the world have the exact same decor and styling; it’s quite easy to tell theirs and Etihad’ apart.

Emirates Lounge Brisbane

The coolest part of the lounge has to be direct boarding. The Sydney lounge doesn’t even have this so Brisbane have something over them regarding lounges for once 😉

Emirates Lounge Brisbane

It also offers a good view of the A380!

Emirates Lounge Brisbane

The gate leads to the upper deck as that’s where Business and First Class are located. If you were a Gold or Platinum member with Qantas or Emirates and were seated in Economy, I assume you’d have to go out of the lounge and board in the Economy line.

Emirates Lounge Brisbane


The Emirates lounge in Brisbane is perfectly fine for what it is. It’s spacious, has a good selection of food, the staff are brilliant and the direct boarding is pretty awesome. Would I spend hours on end in the lounge? No, but 4-3 hours is perfectly fine.

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Lachy June 19, 2017 - 1:53 pm

Great review!

DS WP June 19, 2017 - 10:03 pm

Looks comfortable. Lots of natural light. Reasonble food selection. A glass or 2 of moet and its not a bad place to wait for your flight. Would I go out of my way to try this lounge instead of the sydney or melbourne options…!!!
Cant wait for the trip report.

John June 20, 2017 - 6:30 am

I appreciate the work you put into your reviews, however you need to do better proof reading.

“Emirates their own lounge in Brisbane and it’s open for the flight to Auckland, Dubai and Singapore. During that time, the lounge will remain closed.”

Cough n gag June 20, 2017 - 4:06 pm

He’s only a pimply tenaggerman with a raging clock

Zac George June 20, 2017 - 5:42 pm

hehe – I love that description 😉

Malc June 20, 2017 - 8:32 pm

Yeah, it’s a good blog, but watch the proofing.

“Emirates their own lounge” > Emirates has their own lounge

Zac George June 20, 2017 - 8:33 pm

Thank you, it’s now been corrected.

Bryan September 15, 2018 - 8:53 pm

Or more correctly, Emirates has its own lounge.

Sarah June 21, 2017 - 3:13 pm

Regarding economy class passengers – they can also board from the lounge. They just take a right turn down to a different boarding bridge as opposed turning left down the First/Business aerobridge when they leave the lounge boarding area. 🙂

glen March 19, 2020 - 9:40 am

How do I contact Emirates about change or cancel ticket to Europe when the 1300303777 number is completely busy and will not even connect, and my ticket cannot be changed online.

Zac George March 20, 2020 - 11:33 am

Hi Glen, have you tried their Twitter?

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