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Etihad says hello in style to arrivals in Abu Dhabi

In a first for the airline, Etihad Airways has announced the launch of its new Arrivals lounge at its home airport base in Abu Dhabi.

In a first for the airline, Etihad Airways has announced the launch of its new Arrivals lounge at its home airport base in Abu Dhabi.

The Arrivals Lounge is for the exclusive use of the airline’s first and business class passengers.

“The airport lounge is a milestone for Etihad Airways and has been launched following extensive market research into the requirements of our first and business Class guests,” Peter Baumgartner, chief commercial officer of Etihad Airways told Emirates News Agency (WAM).

While the airline operates 11 lounges globally, this is the first specifically catering for Arrivals.

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Located directly after customs, the lounge provides guests with a freshen up area, that includes 10 revitalising shower units and a complimentary steaming service that promises to have guests ready for their exit within 10 minutes.

The freshen up area also includes a ‘SHAVE by Etihad Airways’ service which provides guests with a complimentary refreshing wet shave by fully-qualified barbers.

For those wishing time-out after their flight, the Arrivals lounge features a relaxation area.

Guests will enjoy watching TV or browsing through the many local and international newspapers, magazines and book shelves, while reclining in specifically-designed high-comfort seating.

Those feeling peckish will enjoy an array of café-styled food, served throughout the day, which includes a gourmet breakfast selection, hot and cold beverages, and an abundant array of canapés, snacks and sweets.

The food offering is all freshly prepared by a culinary team and inspired by gourmet flavours from around the world.

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