The Etihad Premium Lounge in Abu Dhabi Terminal 3 is expansive with comfortable seating and good food.
I’m going to limit this review to mainly photos because they paint a holistic portrait of this lounge, but a few thoughts.
- This lounge is open 24/7
- It is intended for business class passengers, since first class passengers have a dedicated lounge.
- Etihad Guest Gold members also have access
- Food and drink are tasty
- The lounge empties out after 2:00AM, but food/drink are available all night
- The lounge includes:
- Prayer room and ablution
- Shower rooms
- Relaxation area
- Smoking room
- Family room
- Business center
When I was there, Etihad had a “Shave & Style” facility that offered haircuts, shaves, manicures, and pedicures. As a cost-cutting move, Etihad eliminated the facility since my visit…another step down the road of “death by a thousand cuts”.
While the “Shave & Style” facility is closed, the Six Senses Spa remains and offers treatments to passengers. These treatments are not on a complimentary basis for business class passengers (spa menu here) and are frankly a poor deal.
Just to note, if you are traveling to the USA in first or business class there is a separate lounge past the pre-clearance control…it’s a smaller lounge, but offers similar food and seating. Since the “Shave & Style” facility is now closed and the spa is a poor value, I don’t see a reason to delay going through passport control if you are flying to the United States.