Dubai's Marhaba Lounge re-opens

The Marhaba Lounge at Dubai International Airport has reopened after renovation and expansion work.

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By  Neil Denslow Published  December 5, 2004

The Marhaba Lounge at Dubai International Airport has reopened after renovation and expansion work. The lounge, which can be used by all passengers passing through the airport for a fee of Dhs 60 (US $17), has been expand to provide seating for up to 80 people. The lounge’s business centre has also been expanded, and it now provides users with free internet access through six computer terminals, as well as outlets for laptops, along with telephones and fax. The buffet menu has also been upgraded to provide a wider range of hot and cold foods. “We are pleased to provide all travellers to Dubai with an enhanced facility where they can rest and refresh themselves before their flights. The Marhaba Lounge has been a hit with travellers since its inauguration in 2000, and the expanded facility will allow us to better serve the increasing number of passengers travelling through Dubai airport,” said Ismail Ali Albanna, executive vice president of Dnata, which runs the lounge. Other amenities in the lounge include settees and rest areas, bar service, an unlimited supply of hot and cold beverages, TV and reading materials. Hostesses are also on hand to alert customers when their flights are called and a buggy service is available to whisk customers to their departure gate. Aside from paying passengers, the Marhaba Lounge is also used by 14 airlines and a number of corporate clients, such as American Express.

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