Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, has unveiled flagship premium lounges at Abu Dhabi International Airport’s new Terminal A.

Late last month Etihad operated Terminal A’s first commercial flight, and the new lounge is revealed ahead of the airline’s full transition to the new Terminal which will take place between November 9 and 14. 

Etihad’s new lounges span three floors of Terminal A’s north side, between Piers C and D. The First and Business lounges feature a range of dining options, relaxation and entertainment spaces, including the Constellation Bar in the enclosed Roof Lounge. 

“When designing the Etihad Lounges in our new home, Terminal A, our teams thought through every detail, ensuring an experience that will delight our guests from the moment they step through the door,” said Antonoaldo Neves, chief executive officer, Etihad.  

“The lounge is a hugely important aspect of our guests’ journey and we wanted to curate an impressive experience that will leave them wanting to fly again soon. We’ve been innovative with the design and will offer a selection of memorable experiences whether our guests choose to relax, indulge in various dining options or enjoy a refreshing drink at the signature Constellation Bar,” he continued. 

The Etihad lounges are accessible to those flying in Etihad’s The Residence, First and Business Class, along with Etihad Guest members with eligible tier status. Those flying in Economy who wish to enjoy the exclusive lounge space can purchase access to Etihad’s Business Lounge subject to availability. 

Access to three gates, offering direct-lounge boarding on selected flights, means guests in premium cabins can board straight from the lounge. 

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The new lounge features a bespoke family room

Amenities on offer

Etihad’s Business Class lounge features an array of dining experiences. Liwan Global Dining is Etihad Lounge’s informal, all-day dining restaurant which offers an abundance of choice featuring live cooking stations, Emirati and Middle Eastern cuisines alongside international favourites inspired by the destinations Etihad flies to.  

Guests can also choose to dine at the Roof Lounge, while for those preferring something lighter, multiple stations across the lounge offer snacks as well as hot and cold drinks.  

The Constellation Bar features a 172-piece, 25m-long bespoke glass lighting sculpture – Panora – which depicts the Abu Dhabi city skyline, while the Relaxation Rooms provide private spaces complete with day beds and shower suites. Those preferring a more entertaining experience can head to the Games Room which is fully equipped with table football, air hockey and digital gaming options. The lounge also features a family room, a smoking lounge and prayer rooms.

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