In mid 2016, I was in Kuwait for a bit, and had the chance to visit the Dasman Lounge in Kuwait International Airport before boarding my flight on Kuwait Airways A320 in business class to Amman. There are 2 lounges in the main airport, the Pearl Lounge and Dasman Lounge. Both lounges are accessible using Priority Pass.The Dasman Lounge is also accessible for passengers flying Business or First Class with Kuwait Airways and selected partners, as well as elite members of the Kuwait Airways Oasis Club programme.
The Dasman Lounge is on the second floor located shortly after immigration, on the upper floor of the airport terminal. There is a tall flight of stairs leading there, as well as an elevator next to it. Upon entering the lounge, there is a small service counter in the middle. On the right side of the lounge is a quiet seating area with pillars covered in faux plants. The furnishing of the lounge is modern, with a lot of wood elements.
There is also a large logo of the Kuwait Oil Company on the right side of the entrance, which, I later found out, was involved with the renovation of the lounge just last year. There is also a huge mural of pictures related to the Kuwait Oil Company in the other side of the lounge.
Turning left after the entrance leads to the main area of the lounge. There are a row of computers on the left of the pathway, while some newspapers and reading materials on the right. The main area of the lounge consists of a lot of seating spaces. On both sides of the lounge, there are spaces designed for larger groups – sofas around a larger rectangular tables, enclosed by small dividers. In the middle of the lounge, there are smaller seats around circular coffee tables. There is also a small childrens area next to this space.
The dining area is located at the back of the lounge, divided by a small wall. The dining area is actually not very big, with just two rows of tables available for seating. The food is served buffet style, in a long table covering the length of the back of the lounge. I must say that the food spread available was actually quite impressive! There were a few western and arabic hot food options, as well as sandwiches and salad. You can also order coffee or tea from the food attendants. If not, behind the small wall dividing the lounge and the dining area, there are also fruit juices and carbonated drinks available, as well as yogurt. There are no alcoholic options available here however, as Kuwait is a dry country!
There are also a few televisions hung on the wall around the dining area of the lounge. This struck me as a bit odd, as there was no other televisions elsewhere in the lounge. Next to the dining area is the bathrooms as well as the prayer room areas.
After having a hearty meal, I went to do some work at the seating area of the lounge. The lounge was quite busy when I was there, and as a result, there were actually many people eating food in the main area of the lounge due to the small dining area. There was also a lounge attendant walking around to serve arabic coffee.
After a while, I left the lounge to board my plane. Overall, the Dasman Lounge in Kuwait Airport is a solid lounge with great food options. If you ever find yourself in Kuwait Airport, it is as good as it can get!
This review was written by Luxury Travel Diary contributor Lenard Lim.