Emirates is offering access to its premium lounges at Dubai International to its loyalty programme members and their guests for a small fee regardless of their class of travel.
The pay-per-visit access will be available to Emirates Skywards members and their guests travelling with the airline.
Business Class travellers now also have the option to pay an upgrade fee to access the First Class lounges.
Dubai International Airport is home to seven Emirates lounges spread over three concourses – A, B and C. In each of the concourses there is a dedicated Emirates First Class and Business Class lounge.
Eligible guests can access the Emirates Business Class lounges in Dubai for a fee of US$100 and the Emirates First Class lounges for $200.
Business Class customers can also gain First Class lounge access for $100.
Guests who have paid a fee for entry can stay for up to four hours.
Currently, First and Business Class customers as well as Silver, Gold and Platinum Skywards members receive complimentary access to the lounges in Dubai.
“Our premium lounges at our hub in Dubai are some of the best in the world and we are pleased that more of our customers can now experience them,” said Adel Al Redha Emirates’ executive vice president and chief operations officer.
“We made the decision to expand access to our lounges in Dubai based on our customer feedback, and after a careful review to ensure that the same quality experience can be maintained. We are pleased to see many of our customers appreciate the opportunity to be able to pay for their additional guests and access the lounge which enables them to enjoy a relaxing space and indulge in delicious meals before their flight.”
Emirates boasts the largest network of airport lounges worldwide.
In addition to the seven in Dubai, there are 33 dedicated Emirates Lounges in major airports across the globe. The airline has plans to extend pay-per-visit access to its outstation lounges in the future.