Dublin Airport (DUB) is an international airport serving Ireland’s capital city. The airport is located 7 km north of Dublin. Dublin Airport has two terminals, named 1 and 2. We review the best airport lounge if you fly in First or Business Class or have a Priority Pass or relevant credit card.
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1. Dublin Airport Executive Lounge, Terminal 1
The Dublin Airport Executive Lounge is the only airport lounge in Terminal 1. You will use this lounge if you are flying Business or First on British Airways, have premium BA status, or fly with a Oneworld member airline. It is a great lounge with plenty of different seating areas and excellent food.
The look is smart, with nicely spaced seats arranged around mini hedges or along walls or by windows. There are workbenches and cafe seats around tables. The food here is fairly decent, with a generous continental breakfast, which includes pastries, fresh fruit, cereals, muffins, scones-type breads, and glasses of yogurt. There is hot soup and wraps in the afternoon, including Tuna, Falafel, Chili Chicken, and Chicken Dijonas. There are plenty of cheeses and crackers as well as bowls of salad. Cakes include delicious banana bread and sponges with icing. There are also snacks, including muffins, scones with jam, and crisps.
Teas and coffees are available throughout the day from impressive machines. You can select non-alcoholic cans from fridges and alcoholic beverages (limited to two alcoholic drinks per guest) served from a staffed bar.
The lounge offers complimentary Wi-Fi, printers, and copiers, and free magazines and newspapers along with bathroom and shower facilities.
2. Dublin Airport Executive Lounge, Terminal 2
There is a similar Dublin Airport Executive Lounge in Terminal 2, which offers similar style, food, and drink to the Dublin Airport Executive Lounge in Terminal 1. The lounge is used largely by Business and First Class passengers of Emirates (as there is no Emirates lounge).
51st&Green is the only lounge located after U.S. Preclearance, which means it is actually under US jurisdiction while still being on Irish soil. This means that you can only visit the lounge if you fly on to the U.S.
51st&Green is the main lounge for Delta Aer Lingus, United, and American Airlines passengers. This lounge’s highlight is its fantastic runway views, but it also has a fresh buffet with quiche and cold cuts, cheeses, smoked salmon, and salads. For some fun, there are cocktails, soft drinks, teas, and coffee.
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