Upon exiting my Emirates First Class flight in Dubai, I was lucky enough to be driven directly to the Emirates First Class Lounge.
Emirates airline offers several lounges at Dubai Airport (DXB). We will review the Emirates Business lounge in another article. The main Emirates First Class lounge was closed, but a second smaller one is located behind the Business lounge on the same floor. It is to the latter that I was led.
My personal assistant took care of the formalities to get me into the lounge and led me to my table.
Accessibility conditions to the lounge
The First Class lounge is only available to Emirates airline passengers with a First Class ticket and eligible Emirates Skywards customers.
The lounge's catering areas
The second Emirates First Class lounge has a large number of dining areas. You can sit in comfortable armchairs or choose to be like in a restaurant with more upright chairs.
As we were in the COVID-19 period, the buffet services were interrupted. Service was done at the table. The staff made sure to stop by several times to make sure I had everything I needed.
A drinks buffet was located further away, as well as a designated area for smokers.
The lounge's rest areas
There are rest areas in the center (but not accessible at the time of my visit) as well as toilets. Otherwise there are other equally comfortable chairs on the opposite wing.
Our general impression of the lounge
The Emirates First Class lounge is very pleasant and the service meets the expectations that one could have for the First Class, but the whole remains less exceptional, more classic because of COVID-19.