Dubai opens airport sleep lounge

A total of 27 pods and cabins are available and bookings can be made online

Passengers flying through Terminal 3 at Dubai International (DXB) now have more options to get some rest with the launch of the sleep ‘n fly lounge, offering a total of 27 pods and cabins.

Scandinavian-designed for comfort and style, DXB’s new sleep lounge features 20 state-of-the-art ‘igloo’ sleep pods, plus seven double cabins with pull-out children’s beds.

Passengers book online at They are escorted to their Pod/Cabin by a member of staff and woken up at an agreed time.

Lounge facilities include a small waiting area for both arriving and departing guests, as well as a unisex changing room with a baby changing facility.

The pods/cabins are not a hotel room. But they are a calm, pleasant and secure place to sleep for an hour, a whole night or any time in between.

Igloo pod

Igloo pod features include:

  • a 90°-180° seat to flat-bed
  • a 200 x 74 cm padded surface area for a good sleep
  • carry-on baggage storage
  • LED lighting with dimmer switch
  • international power socket/USD charger
  • tinted sliding side windows
  • a solid wooden folding table (desk
  • a slim storage area for tablets or mobile phones

Each Igloo comes with a disposable cover for the head rest; pillows, blankets and other amenities are optionally available.


Cabin features include:

  • a full size (140 x 200 cm) double bed
  • comfortable mattress
  • luxurious bed linen
  • 100% cotton and vibrant teal pillow cases
  • reading lights
  • a coat hanger
  • full-size mirror
  • bedside table
  • carry-on baggage storage
  • a fold-down table

Families travelling with a small child will love the pull-out mattress drawer from under the bed offering a safe and separate 115 x 55 cm kid’s bed for the little one.

Each Cabin is centrally air-conditioned, lockable from the inside, and with sound-proofed walls.


In Terminal 3, opposite Gate A1 in Concourse A. There are showers, toilets and restaurants nearby.

Opening hours

24 hours, 7 days a week.


Prices are different if the stay is in daytime or nighttime and are calculated by the hour.

Here are sample prices. Exact prices are available here.

“Igloo” pods are for individual passengers. At night-time (2200 until 1200), they cost $20 for one hour going up to $130 for 12 hours. In day-time (1200 until 2200), price is $17 for an hour and $130 for 12 hours.

“Yawn” cabins (for single or double use) are as $74 for two hours under the night-time package, going up to $271 for 12 hours. The day-time cost is $60 for two hours and $271 for 12 hours.

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Dubai International Airport (DXB)