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Etihad Arrivals Lounge Abu Dhabi

Etihad Arrivals Lounge Abu Dhabi_chauffeur reception

Etihad Arrivals Lounge Abu Dhabi

On a recent trip back to the UAE from the UK, I managed to check out the Etihad Arrivals Lounge Abu Dhabi.

As I had an hour’s (chauffeur) drive to Dubai, it was refreshing to be able to stop for a bite to eat and freshen up before moving on.

The Etihad Arrivals Lounge Abu Dhabi is available to Business and First Class passengers arriving on Etihad Airways. Once you’ve collected your bags and cleared immigration, follow the signs (or ask one of the many helpful attendants) and when you enter the lounge the staff will ask what time you want your chauffeur to be available.

I’m a big fan of airport lounges, mainly freebies (especially alcohol) but in this case it’s the first time I’ve used one when arriving into an airport. Normally on Emirates at Dubai I’d just check in at the Chauffeur reception then move to the car, so it was a pleasant change to choose what time my car would be ready whilst I chilled out a little.

It’s a very good idea, and I certainly recommend trying out the Etihad Arrivals Lounge Abu Dhabi.


Etihad Arrivals Lounge Abu Dhabi: breakfast

As it was a little too early for a ‘proper’ drink, the chilled drinks selection had soft drinks, water (still and sparkling) as well as juices.


Etihad Arrivals Lounge Abu Dhabi_breakfast



Etihad Arrivals Lounge Abu Dhabi: steak sandwich

Seriously, this was one of the best sandwiches I’ve ever tasted – a lovely fresh steak standwich!



Etihad Arrivals Lounge Abu Dhabi_steak sandwich

Etihad Arrivals Lounge Abu Dhabi: cheese, cake and fruits

Delectable range of muesli, yoghurt, cheese, fruits and cake.

Etihad Arrivals Lounge Abu Dhabicheese fruits

Etihad Arrivals Lounge Abu Dhabi_chauffeur desk

Very helpful and attentive chauffeur receptionist will coordinate your car at your required time, and advise when it has arrived.


Etihad Arrivals Lounge Abu Dhabi_chauffeur desk

Etihad Arrivals Lounge Abu Dhabi_chauffeur lounge

Lounge area for chauffeur passengers to await their cars.

Etihad Arrivals Lounge Abu Dhabi_chauffeur lounge



Etihad Arrivals Lounge Abu Dhabi_TV news lounge

Catch up on the latest TV and news in the lounge.

Etihad Arrivals Lounge Abu DhabiTV news lounge


Disclosure: All of our reviews are visited anonymously, and we pay for all charges ourselves.

We feel no freebies, no bias, no PR or marketing involvement makes for a better objective and fairer review for you.


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