Priority Pass is the world’s largest network of independent airport lounges, with over 1,000 participating lounges around the world. Priority Pass has been introducing some very interesting new “lounges” recently, with the addition of unusual lounges such as the executive lounge at the Sofitel London Heathrow Terminal 5 and a restaurant at London Gatwick Airport where Priority Pass members get 15GBP of free food and drinks. They’ve also added restaurants at Sydney Airport, where Priority Pass members get 36AUD of free food and drinks and free rooms for one hour at Minute Suites locations in Dallas and Philadelphia.
Their latest addition is the Sleep Pods in Dubai airport. These can be found in the Yawn area in Terminal 3 of Dubai International Airport (ideal for those flying on Emirates or Qantas). The Yawn area contains 20 Igloo Sleep Pods.The pods are available 24 hours a day and come with free wi-fi and power points.
As a Priority Pass member, you can get two hours use of a Sleep Pod for free.
The pod is “a blend of real Finnish wood, brown leather upholstery and a felt canvas, and wrapped by a funky fibreglass shell with a semi-gloss car finish, our ‘Igloos’ are not only functional and comfortable. Pod features include a 90°-180° seat to flat-bed, a 200 x 74 cm padded surface area for a good night’s sleep, generous carry-on baggage storage and LED lighting with dimmer switch. Further amenities comprise an international power socket/USD charger, tinted sliding side windows, a solid wooden folding table (desk), as well as a slim storage area for tablets or mobile phones”.
“For privacy the manually operated felt canvas shade at the top can be partially or fully closed. The perforated sliding shade provides for ventilation inside the Pod; additional air flow may be achieved through the tinted sliding side windows and a green/red light indicates whether or not a Pod is in use”.
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