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A couple arrives in their Etihad Chauffeur at the dedicated Etihad Premium entrance in Terminal 3 Abu Dhabi Airport. A porter assists them with their luggage and they sit down at the dedicated First Class desks to check in. In the Etihad lounge they are served an a la carte meal with wine. The lady has a facial in the Six Senses Spa, while the gentlemen relaxes with a magazine. Onboard the A380, they are shown into their First Apartments and served with a welcome drink and note. The lady enters her husband’s apartment ahead of dining together with a meal prepared and served by the Inflight Chef.  The beds are prepared in each apartment and the divider is opened. We see the First Class bathroom and shower and then lady getting ready for bed at her vanity unit. The lady reads her Kindle in bed while her husband watches the TV from his armchair. We see the First Class cabin and the topview of the A380. 

First Apartment on our A380

We have revolutionised First Class with the First Apartment. More than just a seat, it has a large leather armchair and separate bed of 6 feet and 10 inches. There is even space to walk around after closing the privacy doors.

First Apartment bed

The First Apartment is upholstered with the finest leather and features a wide armchair and a separate 6-foot 10-inch fully-flat bed.

First Apartment space

Six of the First Apartments are interconnecting, perfect for when you’re travelling with a companion. Alternatively you might want to invite a travelling partner from First Class to join you in your apartment for a meal or a meeting.

First Apartment vanity unit

In your apartment, you’ll find a vanity unit with lit make-up mirror.

Change in to complimentary loungewear and hang your suit in a full-length wardrobe.

First Apartment Bathroom

Freshen up in the First Class bathroom with an energising shower using exclusive amenities, before landing.

First Suite

Our First Suite is an exclusive and private space. Close the sliding doors and enjoy the most personal of spaces.

First Suite seat

Step in to your suite and relax in to a comfortable leather seat that converts to a 6-foot 8-inch fully flat bed. Each First Suite also has a personal wardrobe and refreshments cabinet (chilled on the 787 Dreamliner).

First Suite privacy view

Relax in your personal, private space or invite a travelling companion to join you for a meal prepared by our Inflight Chef.

First Suite guest

The First Suites on board our 787 Dreamliner are arranged in a space efficient forward and rear facing layout. The unique curved aisle offers more personal space for you.

The Lobby

A hotel-inspired meeting place

The Lobby in the A380

Inspired by intimate spaces found in boutique hotels, The Lobby offers the perfect place for our A380 Upper Deck guests to relax or socialise.

A space for entertainment

The Lobby in the A380

Hold a business meeting, enjoy an inflight snack or watch a live game or sporting event on the widescreen TV with other guests.

A380 Upper Deck

Guests enjoying The Lobby on board the A380

Located on the Upper Deck of the A380 between First and Business Class, The Lobby seats up to six guests and is fitted with seatbelts, power supply and connectivity ports.

In the air

Switch on your ‘Do not disturb’ function and enjoy a luxurious turn-down service for a perfect night’s sleep, with:

  • all-natural mattress, duvet, cotton sheets and pillows
  • sleepwear
  • night time beverage
First Apartment bed


Acqua di Parma adds a touch of the purest Italian style to the Etihad Airways First Class cabin, with two elegant and exclusive sets, reserved for individual suites and washrooms, featuring the iconic, fresh fragrance of Colonia.

First Class guests will receive a simple and contemporary beauty set containing three sophisticated Colonia fragrances and products in unmistakable Parma yellow, the trademark colour of Acqua di Parma.

Amenity Kits Contents

Colonia 5ml.
A miniature version of the classic Acqua di Parma Colonia fragrance in the iconic Art Deco bottle. With its subtle citrus notes, the fragrance is a timeless classic: the symbol of casual and genuine Italian elegance.

Colonia Lip Balm 3ml.
A light and precious formula with shea butter and vitamin C, to make the lips feel beautifully soft.

Colonia Body Lotion 40ml.
A light, velvety emulsion, fragranced with the subtle notes of Colonia. This rapidly absorbed Body Lotion is enriched with jojoba oil, to leave skin deeply moisturised, and pleasantly soft and smooth. 

Comfort Items
Our First Class amenity kit will have a variety of comfort items, including Eye shade, Socks, Toothbrush and Toothpaste. On request, guests can also ask our crew for a shaving kit, comb and ear plugs.

First Class Amenity kit

Enjoy hundreds of hours of on-demand entertainment with noise-cancelling headsets. Keep in touch with friends & family with a range of connection ports at your fingertips, and 90mb complimentary Wi-Fi.

  • 24-inch flat-screen TV (First Apartment)
  • 24-inch flat-screen TV (First Suite 787 Dreamliner)
  • 23-inch flat-screen TV (First Suite other aircraft)
Discover more of our inflight entertainment ►
First Apartment guest
  • Atlas
  • A selection of newspapers and magazines
First Suite guest reading Inflight magazines

Food and refreshments

An image of Etihad's onboard chef

Your culinary expert

Our Inflight Chefs are fully-qualified, internationally trained chefs. They will use their culinary expertise to invent an individual dining experience for you at 35,000ft.

Our Inflight Chefs have a passion for cooking. Your exclusive dining experience could include a dish from our extensive a la carte menu, a steak cooked as you like from The Grill menu, or something special using fresh ingredients from the pantry.

Our selection of boutique fine wines are handpicked from the world’s best vineyards and offer the perfect accompaniment to your meal. You can also experience our signature Cognac service.
Chilled refreshments in a tray In the First Apartment, you’ll enjoy a chilled refreshments cabinet, stocked with a premium selection of beverages.

On the ground

Chauffeur greeting guest

Etihad Chauffeur

Our Etihad Chauffeur service is available for eligible First and Business Class guests in the UAE, operated with a full Mercedes Benz fleet.

Chauffeur assisting with baggage

Dedicated check-in

At Etihad Terminal 3 in Abu Dhabi International Airport, guests are greeted curbside by a porter before being escorted to a dedicated premium check-in reception.

Guests checking in to the Six Senses Spa

Luxury lounges

Our First and Business Class lounges have great food, free Wi-Fi, private areas and showers. In Abu Dhabi Terminal 3, enjoy a spa treatment in the Six Senses Spas.