December 23, 2015

Review: British Airways Galleries Lounge, Dubai Airport (DXB)

Flying Etihad A380 First Apartment to Dubai and Qatar Airways A380 First Class to Paris

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Etihad Arrivals Lounge, Abu Dhabi T3, (AUH)
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Dubai International First Class Lounge (DXB)
Qatar Airways First Class, Dubai-Doha
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A British Airways Airbus A380 model displayed inside the lounge

Date of visit: December 5, 2015

Location: Terminal 1 after security, close to gate C26
Access: First and business class passengers flying on British Airways; One World Emerald and Sapphire members; Executive Club Gold and Silver members
Opening hours:  Daily, 3-10; 12-18 and 20-2:30


British Airways Galleries Lounge entrance


Lounge access information board and opening hours

Reception


British Airways Galleries Lounge reception


British Airways Galleries Lounge Dubai

Seating


British Airways Galleries Lounge Dubai seating


British Airways Galleries Lounge Dubai seating


British Airways Galleries Lounge Dubai seating


British Airways Galleries Lounge Dubai seating


British Airways Galleries Lounge Dubai seating


British Airways Galleries Lounge Dubai seating


British Airways Galleries Lounge Dubai, seating with highchairs

Dining


British Airways Galleries Lounge warm buffet featuring scrambled eggs, baked beans, chicken sausage and hash brown among others


Danish pastries and cereals


Sandwiches, cheese, yogurt and fruits


Beverage station


Wines and alcoholic beverages


Coffee machine


Different kind of juices

Reading Materials


Magazines and newspapers

Wardrobe


British Airways Galleries Lounge Dubai, wardrobe

British Airways Concorde model

View


British Airways Galleries Lounge Dubai, view of tarmac

CONCLUSION

Flying on Qatar Airways in First Class from Dubai to Doha a few weeks ago, I decided to visit the British Airways Galleries Lounge. The lounge actually reminded me of the British Airways lounges I have visited in London since they have more or less the same furnitures here. It was a bit crowded when I came although it got emptier about 45 minutes before closing time. I thought the food on the buffet was pretty standard as well as the drinks. There were plane models on display including a Concorde and an Airbus A380. From the lounge, one gets a nice view of the tarmac. Overall, this is a nice lounge with modern design and lots of natural light compared to the Dubai International Business Class Lounge which Qatar Airways uses although the food selection there was definitely much much better. 


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