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Etihad reveals new lounges at Abu Dhabi International’s new terminal A

Etihad Airways has unveiled its flagship premium lounges at Abu Dhabi International Airport’s new Terminal A.

Etihad Airways has unveiled its flagship premium lounges at Abu Dhabi International Airport’s new Terminal A.

The new lounge is revealed as the airline fully transitions to the new terminal — scheduled to take place this week, between 9 and 14 November.

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

Etihad Business Lounge Welcome in Abu Dhabi
Business Lounge welcome for Etihad guests.

“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. In true Etihad style, 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,” said Neves. 

The Etihad lounges are accessible to guests flying in Etihad’s The Residence, First and Business Class; and Etihad Guest members with eligible tier status. Guests flying in Economy who wish to experience the lounge space can purchase access to Etihad’s Business Lounge (subject to availability).

Etihad Business Class check in area in Termina A, Abu Dhabi
Business Class check in area.

The Lounge has access to three gates, offering direct-lounge boarding on selected flights, allowing guests in premium cabins to board directly from the Lounge for convenience. 

On arrival in Abu Dhabi, premium guests with pre-booked chauffeur services will be invited to visit the Etihad Chauffeur Lounge to shower, refresh or enjoy a light snack or refreshment before meeting their chauffeur.

Dining options and Rooftop Lounge

Etihad Lounge Constellation Bar
Constellation Bar

Etihad’s Business Class lounge features an array of dining experiences including Liwan Global Dining, an informal, all-day dining restaurant featuring live cooking stations serving Emirati and Middle Eastern cuisines alongside international dishes.  

During select periods, guest can also dine at the Roof Lounge, dining on an international buffet of hot and cold dishes.

Etihad business lounge live cooking stations
Live cooking stations in the Business Class Lounge.

Lighter dining options include multiple stations positioned throughout the lounge where guests can self-serve from a selection of snacks, and hot and cold drinks. 

The Constellation Bar within the Roof Lounge will serve a wide selection of cocktails, mocktails, wines and beverages.


Etihad Business Lounge relaxation room
Relaxation room in the Business Lounge.

The Relaxation Rooms provide private spaces, fitted with day beds and Armani Casa furnishings, where guests can rest and refresh in one of the 18 shower suites before their flight. 

A Games Room is fully equipped with table football, air hockey and digital gaming. A Family Room has been designed with young travellers in mind, stocked with games, toys and books. 

A Smoking Lounge is available for cigarette and cigar smokers. Prayer rooms feature ensuite ablution areas for comfort and convenience.

First Class Lounge

Etihad Terminal A First Class Check in Area
The First Class check in area.

The exclusive First lounge offers a dedicated reception lobby for Etihad’s First Class guests, as well as a private elevator to access the Rooftop Lounge on the top floor.

The First Lounge Dining Room serves an à la carte menu and a selection of fine and boutique wines. 

First customers can choose from a selection of pastries, desserts and a signature tea experience in The Parlour. 

Prior to departure, First class Private Suites are available for guests where they can work, relax and dine in total  privacy. Private Suites are complimentary for guests flying in The Residence, and are available for booking by all other First class lounge guests. 

For more information, visit etihad.com