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A lounge like no other

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First Class Lounge relax area

Our First Class Lounge & Spa is not like other lounges, it’s your first opportunity to experience a different level of service and hospitality, before stepping on board your flight. 

Our team will deliver service and hospitality comparable to that you would experience in a 5-star hotel.

Pay and upgrade to our First Class Lounge & Spa

You can now pay and upgrade to our First Class Lounge & Spa at Abu Dhabi Airport.

Enjoy our most remarkable lounge experience with a variety of spaces to work, rest and play. Enjoy fine-dining prepared in-house by our Chefs. Relax in our spa, be pampered at nail bar, have a blow dry, or take advantage of our wet-shave service. Work out in the Fitness Room or rest in the Relax and Recline Room.

  • If you're flying in Business or Economy Class, you can choose from 2, 4 and 6 hour upgrade packages starting from only USD $200 / AED 735.
  • As a First Class guest, you can invite a companion to join you in our First Class Lounge & Spa for only USD $100 / AED 367.
  • If you're an Etihad Guest Gold member travelling in Business Class, you’ll have a preferential upgrade rate of only USD $100 / AED 367.

All Lounge access is subject to availability, so check with our Lounge staff on your day of travel. Our First Class Lounge & Spa is open 24 hours a day.

Payment is by credit card only. 

A taste of what to expect when you step on board

First Class Lounge entrance

Unlike other lounges, you won’t have to queue at a desk when you arrive.

Only a few steps after security, you will be greeted by our Hostess, who will direct you upstairs to be personally introduced to the lounge.

We have concierge desks inside the lounge to deal with your ticketing and service requests, so you don’t have to leave until it’s time to fly.

We will take care of your bags for the duration of your stay in the cloakroom and will arrange for your clothes to be pressed while you are enjoying the lounge.

First Class Lounge steamed shirts

A completely reimagined Lounge experience

Invited guests

We invite the following guests to enjoy the facilities:

  • Guests of The Residence
  • First Class guests
  • Etihad Guest Platinum member with one guest
  • Eithad Airways Partner airlines platinum members with one guest
  • Virgin Australia Velocity Platinum members with one guest

In addition, guests can also pay for walk-in access or upgrade to our First Class Lounge & Spa from our Business Class Lounge.

* If you're flying in Business or Economy Class, you can choose from 2, 4 and 6 hour upgrade packages starting from only USD 200 / AED 735.

* As a First Class guest, you can invite a companion to join you in our First Class Lounge & Spa for only USD 100 / AED 367.

* If you're an Etihad Guest Gold member travelling in Business Class, you’ll have a preferential upgrade rate of only USD 100 / AED 367.

All Lounge access is subject to availability, so check with our Lounge staff on your day of travel. Our First Class Lounge & Spa is open 24 hours a day.

Payment is by credit card only.

The dining area

Choose from dining or casual seating areas, to enjoy our à la carte menus. We pride ourselves on making everything in-house, using the freshest ingredients.

Our signature dining has been designed to offer you options of a satisfying meal or an appetising bite.

Experience tastes from around the world with choices inspired by our home, Abu Dhabi and many of the destinations we fly to.

The Bar

Take a seat at the feature bar where a specially-trained mixologist will whip up one of our signature cocktails or mocktails, inspired by the destinations we fly to.

At the bar you can enjoy a choice of 75 premium spirits, wines from the Etihad international cellar and a selection of beer.

Six Senses Spa

Our Six Senses Spa offers a range of complimentary treatments, including massage and facials, for our First Class and The Residence guests.

Style & Shave by Etihad


You can also enjoy a complimentary 15-minute treatment in Style & Shave by Etihad. The ladies can use the nail bar or have a blow dry, while the gentlemen can take advantage of our wet-shave service.

Fitness Room

If you have not had time to work out before your trip or you have a long flight ahead, then our Fitness Room offers the perfect solution.

It’s kitted out with state-of-the-art Technogym equipment, free weights and yoga mats. Everything that gym addicts might need for their daily fix.

You can even freshen up with a shower afterwards.

Relax and Recline Room

If you need to use this time to gather your thoughts, visit our Relax and Recline Room.

Recline on our comfortable Poltrona Frau leather chairs and enjoy a sensory experience with a combination of soothing sounds and imagery on our video wall. Any sounds from the main Lounge will fade so you can lose yourself for a few minutes, or maybe longer.

Play Room

Our smallest guests will also have their own area to play during your stay with us.

Our Play Room has a Nanny, trained at the world-renowned Norland College, on duty at all times. You can relax knowing your little ones are in safe hands and have plenty of activities and games, including a Playstation, to keep them amused. 

Children will also be offered their own range of healthy meals and snacks for them to enjoy.

Cigar Lounge

For cigar aficionados, we have the First Class Cigar Lounge, with nine best-in-class varieties of cigars paired with a large selection of single malt whiskies and Cognac. 

A separate smoking room is also available.

The Residence Lounge

Guests of The Residence will have their own exclusive Lounge within the Lounge, where they will have the undivided attention of the Etihad Butler.

The Residence Lounge has its own separate entrance, a spacious seating area, a private dining room, prayer room and a shower room.

Other features

  • Prayer room and ablution
  • TV Room
  • Bathrooms with shower
  • Clothes-pressing service