Whether you have a quick trip to Dubai or have a layer over and looking to use Dubai airport showers and facilities, there are plenty! You can rejuvenate and refresh before catching your next flight. Particularly if you have a long haul flight. For my recent trip to Zambia, my older sister and I left London and had a layover in Dubai where we were meeting my younger sister who was flying in from the USA and layover in Dubai. This offered the perfect opportunity to refresh many of the cool airport facilities.
To help you fit the jetlag and reset, below is a guide to all everything from Dubai Airport sleeping pod, facilities like refreshing showers, exquisite freshly made dishes, mobile charging stations, and complimentary WiFi connection will be at your aid until your departure. Secondly, these facilities are not exclusive for only passengers; walk-in guests are also entitled to get benefited.
Dubai Airport is pretty big with its three terminals and 4 concourses. The transit area is connected with Terminal 1 & 3, whereas, Terminal 2 is situated near runways. Terminal 1 includes Concourse D. Concourse A, B and C have Terminal 3’s name on them.
Reclining style chairs available and dotted in places around the airport. However, don’t forget to pack some noise-canceling headphones if you are planning to kill time inside the airport. To freshen-up, there are warm showers, available via lounges or hotels. Dubai Airport has free shower facilities as well.
Free & Cheap Shower Facilities In Dubai International Airport
I have also covered tips on the best currency to take to Dubai and for the airport should you need to pay for some of the lounges and facilities. You can also book some of the lounges in advance or compare lounge prices via Travel Supermarket.
Health Club & Shower
The Health Club is situated in G-Force, Airside, behind Dubai International Hotel. Passengers can enjoy the shower facility, swimming pool, steam room, and Jacuzzi. To avail of a shower, passengers need to spend AED 45 (per person). The cost of a relaxation pool and Jacuzzi is AED 90.
Dubai Airport Free Showers
A free public shower is available in Concourse A, close to the A1 gate, and next to the Le Clos wine shop. However, people need to carry their towels and toiletries. There is a similar setup in Concourse B, gate no B13.
Dubai Airport Lounges & Shower Facilities
Dubai Airport boasts with few luxurious lounges, offering deluxe quality bathing facilities. These lounges can be at your service if you have a lounge membership program or lounge pass. You can access them by paying at the door as well. Passengers from all classes are equally welcomed here.
- Marhaba Lounge
Dubai airport contains 5 Marhaba lounges located in different places across the entire airport. One lounge is located in Terminal 1, Airside, Concourse D, and another is in Terminal 2, Airside, opposite to Gates F3 and F4. Terminal 3 comprises 3 more lounges.
You can locate these lounges in Airside, Concourse A, between gates A3 and A2. Another is in Concourse B, Airside, next to Gate B26. You will also find this lounge in Airside, Concourse C, between Gates C-25 and C-23. A shower session will cost $15 at these places.
The lounges proffer top-notch bathing facilities, efficient to make a passenger revitalized instantly. Open buffet service will bring you delicious cuisines along with the bar facility.
- Ahlan Business Class Lounge
This lounge is situated in Terminal 1, Concourse D, Airside. You can visit this lounge to avail of their fine quality shower facility. You will get ultimate satisfaction with their buffet facility along with other services.
- Sky Team Lounge
You need to get to Terminal 1, Concourse D, Airside to stumble upon this lounge. Since it offers fine quality shower rooms, travelers can enjoy every second of their bathing session. Spending your waiting hours here would be a great option, as the lounge proffers bar services and rooms with TV and magazines.
- Plaza Premium Lounge
It is located in Terminal 3, Concourse A, inside the security area. The lounge extends top-notch shower rooms for relaxation. In addition, you receive amenities like live cooking stations, open bar, relaxation spot, and more.
Airline Lounges In Dubai DBX Airport & Nearby Hotels
- Emirates First Class Lounge
It is located in Terminal 3. Shower spa facility is available here with complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.
- Gulf Air Lounge
This lounge situated in Terminal 1, Concourse D, offers nice shower rooms, buffet facilities, and refreshments.
Airport Hotels and Sleeping Pods
If you wish, you can choose a luxurious hotel or a sleeping pod, since Dubai Airport boasts with many.
- Sleep n’ Fly Lounge
You can find it in Terminal 3, opposite Gate A1. It facilitates with igloo-style sleeping pods, which are enough to accommodate 1 to 2 passengers at a time. A shower facility is accessible here. Spend $33.00 for two hours.
- Dubai International Hotel – From T3, access this hotel in Concourse A, B, and C. It has a finely designed shower facility for transit passengers. Passengers will be charged differently for 18, 12, and 6 hours packages.
- Holiday Inn Express – This hotel is just 2 minutes away from the airport and closer to Terminal 3. If you are looking for a place with a deluxe quality bathing facility, you can visit this hotel.
- Premier Inn Dubai International Airport – You will come across this hotel right after a 2-minutes drive. The hotel proffers high-quality bathrooms with shower facilities.
Rest Zones In Dubai Airport
The airport has some special zones dedicated to the passengers, keen to take rest in between flights. For resting, you can find reclining chairs available in large numbers. You can locate it in T3, Concourse A & B, near gates A24, A21, A16, A1, B(1-2), B(7-8), B(10-11), B(14-23), B(25-27), B29, and B(31-32).
Rest zones are entirely free to use.
Dubai Airport Spa Services
Spa services are available in different locations across the entire airport.
- Timeless Spa: It is accessible in Dubai International Hotel. Access points are Concourse A, A-24 or A-1, Concourse B, B-22 and B-14, Concourse C, C-17, and C-15.
- Be Relax Spa: You can locate this Spa near gates A, B, C, and D.
- O2 Spa & Salon: This is located next to Gate B and C.
Flying With Kids?
While the above guide is designed to direct you to the luxurious showers, available in Dubai Airport. However, apart from showers, the Dubai airport also offers many other facilities as well. Medical Centre & pharmacies are available, along with speedy WiFi connection, the airport offers mobile charging points, widely available near many gates and Concourse.
Baby Care Facilities and Children’s Play Area as well, moreover, Dubai Airport is focused on providing a comfortable stay while you wait for your next flight.
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