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You can now rent a sleep pod at DXB Airport

Nothing like a little nap before a long flight
Team shortlist31 May 2017 AT 12:57 PM
sleep 'n fly's pod selection
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sleep 'n fly's pod selection
Dubai International Terminal 3
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Dubai International Terminal 3
Dubai International Terminal 3
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Dubai International Terminal 3

If you find yourself spending more time waiting for your flight than actually flying, you might want to read this.

Dubai International Terminal 3 has just launched its sleep‘n fly lounge, which means passengers will now be able to sleep at the airport.

The lounge, located in Gate A1 of Concourse A, features 20 state-of-the-art ‘igloo’ sleep pods as well as seven premium double cabins with pull-out children’s beds.

Inspired by nature, the Scandinavian designed cabins aim to enrich passenger experience and promote the airport’s many services.

Speaking on the initiative, the general manager of ONGROUND Hospitality (the company provides aviation ground support and catering equipment to countries in the Middle East, East Africa and Iran) Geoffrey Carrier said: “After operating dedicated airport sleep lounges for several years now we have taken our unique concept to a new level at Dubai International.”

He added: “Having launched our new flagship sleep ’n fly lounge, we are very excited to be part of the amazing DXB experience, and we look forward to offering some much-needed rest to the ever-growing number of passengers passing through the airport.”

Right, so now that you know where you’ll be the next time your flight gets delayed, let’s find out a bit more about the lounge…

Booking and minimum stay
Advance reservations can only be made eight hours prior to your flight. The minimum stay for guests with advanced bookings is two hours between the hours of 8am and 10pm, the minimum stay after 10pm is six hours. The minimum stay for walk-in customers is one hour for the pods and two hours for the cabins.

Pricing
Prices start at US$17 per hour and US$77 per night. Walk-in guests can pay either in cash (AED, US$, EUR, AU$, SAR, GBP) or by card. Guests looking to book online will have to pay in US$ with their credit cards through a Pay Pal account.

Bedding
All seven cabins come with bedding. Those looking to use the pods will have to pay extra for disposable head rest covers, pillows and or  blankets.

Wake-up service
The lounge does provide a wake-up service but you are strongly advised to set your own alarm as they are not liable for missed flights.

Baggage storage
Each cabin has storage compartments under the bed while all 20 pods feature storage space underneath the seat cushion. 

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