Emirates trials virtual reality headsets in its Dubai lounges

Headsets provide an immersive cinematic experience

Emirates is providing an immersive cinematic experience in its lounges in Dubai International Airport by providing  headsets to passengers.

The headsets are being trialled in the Business Class lounge in Concourse B for the month of April and in the First Class lounge in concourse B in May.

Offering a fixed-screen with a wide-angle field of view for 3D and 2D content, each Skylight theatre headset weighs only 120g and offers a Full HD viewing experience.

Its in-built sound and video allow passengers to fully immerse themselves in what they are watching. A mix of content will be available including 3D & 2D movies, box sets, documentaries and 360-degree videos.

Movies include Alien: Covenant; Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice; and Boss Baby, as well as episodes of documentaries such as Cosmos and Planet Earth.

Emirates headsets in lounge 1

The headsets come from American-French company SkyLights. They have previously been on trial with SkyTeam at its Dubai lounge. In August 2017, Air France started testing SkyLights virtual reality headsets. In July 2017, French railway company SNCF deployed the Skylights solution onboard the TGV link between Paris and Milan.

The service is complimentary and Emirates plans to roll out the experience across all its lounges in Dubai if the trial is well received.

Dubai International Airport is home to seven Emirates lounges spread over three concourses – A, B and C. In each of the concourses there is a dedicated Emirates First Class and Business Class lounge. Entry is complimentary for those travelling in Business or First Class as well as Emirates Skywards Silver, Gold and Platinum members. Emirates Skywards Blue members can pay to us e the lounge.

In addition to the seven in Dubai, there are 34 other dedicated Emirates Lounges in major airports across the globe.

N.B. Image credit: Emirates

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