Etihad Airways has officially reopened its refurbished First and Business Class Lounge at Abu Dhabi Airport’s Terminal 1.

The upgraded facility, which measures an impressive 1,044 m², has seating for 134 guests and a design inspired by the airline’s new branding.

Shane O’Hare, Etihad Airways’ Senior Vice President Marketing, said: “This upgraded lounge embodies the contemporary design, attention to detail, and customer focus synonymous with Etihad Airways. Our guests travelling from and transiting through Abu Dhabi Terminal 3, and now Terminal 1, will start their journey with a superior lounge experience in a stylish and well-equipped environment where they can relax and re-charge.”



Open 24 hours, the new Terminal 1 Premium Lounge offers a range of facilities catering to the diverse needs of today’s business and leisure travellers. As with the lounge in Terminal 3, the upgraded facility includes comfortable armchairs, a dedicated dining area, state-of-the-art business amenities, complimentary Wi-Fi connectivity, USB power outlets, bathrooms with shower facilities, and a playroom for children.

Lounge guests will also be treated to Etihad Airways signature food and beverage service with a choice of restaurant-style dining and a sumptuous buffet complemented by an extensive selection of beverages.

The renowned Six Senses Spa in the lounge, which has also been completely refurbished, promotes health and wellbeing. Lounge guests can enjoy a refreshing, complimentary 15-minute spa session prior to boarding flights. The spa also offers a range of other treatments, by appointment.

The Terminal 1 Premium Lounge is open to Etihad Airways First and Business Class guests, qualifying Platinum Etihad Guest members and the equivalent-tier loyalty program members of Etihad Airways Partner airlines flying from Abu Dhabi.

The Terminal 1 Premium Lounge complements the existing suite of Etihad Airways lounges at Abu Dhabi International Airport. This includes the Terminal 3 Premium Lounge and the recently opened US Premium Lounge, located in the US Pre-clearance facility, which is available exclusively for First and Business Class guests travelling to the USA. The airline also offers the region’s only Arrivals Lounge for guests travelling to Abu Dhabi. Etihad’s lounge network is further expanding with a dedicated First Class Lounge in Abu Dhabi, and new facilities planned for  New York, Los Angeles and Melbourne.

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