Dubai Airport’s private brand club lounges – real meals and cavernous space

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Private brand airport club lounges are a series of surprises, some good, some cringe-worthy. The Rapid Traveler has a Diners Club card, a.k.a. Priority Pass Lite. Diners Club’s lounge roster is a motley assortment, few in the US, but strong in much of the world. There are awesome lounges like VIP Club in Lima, Peru, and desultory lounges like Miami’s F Terminal Club America. And wait till you see Livingstone, Zambia.

For those who are not cool enough to pull down some cancer at the Winston Smoking Lounge, here are peeks at Dubai’s Terminal 1 Marhaba Lounge and Dubai International Hotel’s Lounges  (two locations, the First Class Lounge for Diners Club, the Business Class Lounge, essentially the same, with access from a Kenya Airways business class ticket).

Emirates is over in Terminal 3, they maintain a business class lounge, but tough luck for first class:

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Marhaba, cool design and real food, too bad no Turkish bath:

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 Dubai International Hotel First Class Lounge, multi-level, with breakfast, lunch and dinner all on offer:

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 Dubai International Hotel Business Class Lounge, cheese, not cheeze:

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5 years ago

i have hbl visa card where is lounge in dubai airport

5 years ago

i have mezan titanium visa card so how cani use this card for the airport lounges …?

8 years ago

I have Dines club card, where is the lounge in Dubai Airport?

Thank You

Rapid Travel Chai
8 years ago
Reply to  Susan

@Susan – you have 3 choices, see the list here.


[…] response – greatly appreciate it! The First Class lounge in the airport I referred to is discussed here and is listed […]

Rapid Travel Chai
9 years ago

@MMS – On occasion I like to throw the hardcore Boarding Area readers a bone. 😉 I like the obscure lounges with their quirks. I was in an Air France one and it was nice but so dull.

Million Mile Secrets
9 years ago

Picture of lounge chairs & food? Am I dreaming?!! Or is this the wrong blog? 🙂