About two weeks ago, I flew back to Australia from Dubai – ready to get back into the daily grind. The whole travel to and from both the countries has now become a constant in my life but it never fails to excite me every single time.
This time, I got to try out the Marhaba Lounge at the Dubai International Airport. It was my first time doing this because we normally eat and do some shopping, and before you know it, it’s time to head to the gates.
So, I managed to get a free entry for both my brother and I, as I had the credit card that had an alliance with this Lounge. I was expecting an ultra-fancy place and absolutely received something similar.
The interior of the Lounge looked like I had entered a lobby of a fancy hotel. There were some plush seats, TV’s and tables with decorative pieces on them. What’s more is that they had free Wi-Fi! In my experience, even if an airport promises free Wi-Fi, it’s always really slow or for a limited time period. But here, I had Grade A quality Wi-Fi for as long as I wanted. This truly made me feel like I was at home.
They also had a mini buffet which had a good range of food provided. Since I was flying at an awkward time for a proper meal, I just managed to taste some of their desserts and some amazing wine leaves. Overall, the food was alright in taste but hey, it was for free!
Lastly, the toilet in this place was absolutely mind-blowing (at least as per airport standards). Again, in my experience, some of the airport toilets are pretty decent whereas others just make you want to run out of them. This one, on the other hand, looked like I had just visited the Toilets of a 5 star hotel like Atlantis.
You know a toilet is fancy when they serve individual hand towels and free hand-lotion.
In about an hour or so, we left the Lounge and headed to the gates to board our plane!
Until next time,