September 19, 2016

Review: Lufthansa Senator Lounge, Dubai T1 Concourse D (DXB)

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Lufthansa Senator & Business Lounges, Dubai Airport

Date of visit: September 9, 2016

Location: Terminal 1 Concourse D
Access: Lufthansa and SWISS First Class passengers, departing or arriving on the same day; Miles & More HON Circle Members, departing or arriving on a same-day Lufthansa, Star Alliance or codeshare partner flight; Miles & More Senator members departing or arriving on a same-day Lufthansa, Star Alliance or codeshare partner flight; Star Alliance Gold passengers, departing on the same day on a Star Alliance flight in any class of service.
Opening hours: Daily, 1:30pm to 2am

Lounge Entrance

Lufthansa Senator & Business Lounges Dubai

Lounge Reception

Lufthansa Senator & Business Lounge reception area

*The Senator Lounge is located on the right side of the reception area.

Seating

Lufthansa Senator Lounge seating

Lufthansa Senator Lounge seating

Lufthansa Senator Lounge seating

Power outlets are located between the seats.

There are clocks on the wall displaying actual times from different cities like New York & Tokyo.

There's also two high-bar style tables.

Dining

Dining/buffet area

The cold buffet offered Tofu with carrots Hijiki salad; fresh fruit slices; moutabel and different types of sandwhiches/rolls (sweet chili shrimp roll and turkey sandwich) among others.

Bread and butter

Vegetable Red Thai Curry and Malaysian Style Noodle

Steamed Potato with Parsley; Beef Goulash with Shank

Vegetable hot and sour soup

Assorted Arabic sweets

Later in the evening, pineapple crumble and a selection of cheese was also offered from the buffet.

Different kinds of juices, still and sparkling water

There were also several kinds of beers including Fosters, Bud, Hollander and Paulaner.

Alcoholic selection

A red wine from Argentina (Santa Julia) and France (Moueix)

White wine from Chile (Montes), sparkling wine from France (Pol Remy) and German Langguth

There's also a small snacks corner offering coffee, tea, cookies, etc.

Dining area with a backlit life-size picture of forest scenery

Dining area

Relaxation Zone

There are four recliners located in the far right corner.

Work & Entertainment

Workstations

Two TV screens

Magazines and newspapers

Luggage Storage

Located directly to the left upon entering the lounge is the luggage storage.

Toilet & Showers

Gentlemen's toilet

Gentlemen's toilet

One of two shower rooms

Shower room

*The toilet and shower rooms are being shared by both Senator and Business Lounge guests.

View

The lounge has views of the shops and restaurants inside the concourse.

CONCLUSION

Featuring Lufthansa's latest modern and convenient lounge design, this is probably one of the best Lufthansa Lounges I've been to. I loved the fact that they have several seating areas and even with it's limited space, it still felt spacious. I also liked that there's a luggage storage (I wish all lounges could offer it) and a relaxation zone which is located in the corner of the lounge. This (relaxation zone) together with the workstations are the only features missing from the adjacent Business Lounge, if I'm not mistaken. I thought the food offering from the buffet was great specially the sweet chili shrimp roll and the beef goulash which tasted fantastic. The lounge actually got a bit busy around 11pm but not to the extent that all the seats were taken. The staff was very friendly and always refilling the buffet the whole time I was there. It may not have the really gorgeous designs of the Skyteam Lounge and the British Airways Concorde Bar but I guess it's the simplicity that makes it a nice lounge. Overall, with friendly staff and great food selection from the buffet, this lounge is worth visiting before your flight.


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