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Marhaba Lounge Dubai Airport Terminal 3

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Marhaba Lounge Dubai Airport Terminal 3

I`m thinking of going to the lounge before we fly home getting there about mid day does anyone know what kind of food will be on offer so we can have lunch as i dont think Emirates food on board will be to good.I`ve been qouted £25 each which i think is reasonable,is this value for money?

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The food is not that good in the lounge, its alright when it is for nothing ( i was previously silver and gold card member). Personally to justify the cost it would be between flights so you can relax, get a shower, use the internet and have a few drinks. It is nice to escape the bustle of the airport. I often use the pub called The Hub - £8 for a pint of stella, the most i have ever payed for a beer, the food is good and its also very relaxed, as opposed to the Irish Bar which is pretty dire and a poor pint. Be interested to see others opinions.

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The food in Marhaba lounge is OK but not a huge selection. Drinks are included too.

Unless you have many hours to kill or the lounge is free because of a credit card deal or similar then personally I'd go to the Hub.

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I spent 8 hours of a 12 hour layover at the Terminal 1 Marhaba lounge last week. It cost US $45 for 4 hours. Included seating, food, alcohol and restrooms.There are electronics charging stations, 4 PCs in the computer area and 2 TVs playing family-friendly shows. It is a safe space where you can leave your luggage if you want to take a stroll or do duty free shopping. At first I was not comfortable leaving my luggage unattended but apparently nothing has been stolen from there ever!

The buffet was limited: 4 warm dishes, rice, bread, 2 types of sandwiches and 3 types of pastries. Mid-range alcohol was plentiful. The staff was extremely courteous and friendly. The seating consists of single-person sofas with ottomans, comfortable for sitting but not for taking a nap. The space is small and can get pretty crowded depending on the time of day. There is no dedicated WiFi. You have to use the same free WiFi available at the airport to all passengers. The quality is obviously poor. So you can not Skype or play games. But you can use the lounge PCs to check email or surf the web.

Even though I have no major problems, I do not strongly recommend this lounge. Definitely use it if it is covered by your airline or your credit card. Many international credit cards issued in the middle-east will pay for this. For a short layover, Dubai airport is great. It has good shopping and dining options, the restrooms are clean and reasonable amount of seating is available. For a long layover, consider getting a room at the airport hotel instead of paying for the lounge. Sometimes the rates can be less than US $200. The hotel is a cheaper option if you are traveling in a group. The WiFi is better and you can also take a shower. I spent US $15 to take a shower at the hotel in addition to $90 for the lounge.

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I can't believe you have come to the conclusion that food on Emirates will be bad. They have a superb reputation and I have never had reason to fault their food.

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Thank you firstnameSome for your thorough response. It has been a clincher for me! Can you tell me how you booked the hotel...through an agent or direct?

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If we are having a short stop at Dubai and are flying Emirates; is the lounge for free or do we need to pay? and if so how much?. Our stop is two hours and all we wish is a shower! not bothered about the food or drink. Ta John

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7. Re: Marhaba Lounge Dubai Airport Terminal 3

There are showers in terminal 3 but you have to take your own twoel.

If your connection time is only two hours you may not have time for a shower

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You will certainly not have time for a shower, we flew from Adelaide to Dubai then on to Manchester, and we were of one plane and on to the next.

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Does anyone know if this is cheaper to book in advance than just turning up on the day?

Many thanks.

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Don't go there! We were travelling with a 6 year old and had an 8 hour layover. We pre-booked, assuming this would guarantee us a seating area......it doesn't. The seats are uncomfortable, food very limited, air conditioning atrocious and extra charges for showers. If you have any kind of layover where you are going to want to sleep, spend the only and stay at the Dubai International Hotel.

You'll get the facilities of a 4* hotel, airside. They'll meet you at the gate and escort you the hotel, check in is quick, they'll locate you close to your departing gate if they can, full room service menu if you want and right within the terminal to do duty free if you can't sleep. Perfect.