Lounge recommendation for Dubai?

Old May 6, 22, 7:20 am
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Lounge recommendation for Dubai?

Any lounge recommendations for Dubai (DXB), travelling Qatar (BA code) and BA Gold. Do I have access to the Emirates First Lounge?
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Old May 6, 22, 7:25 am
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Originally Posted by ademanuele View Post
Any lounge recommendations for Dubai (DXB), travelling Qatar (BA code) and BA Gold. Do I have access to the Emirates First Lounge?
No, because Emirates is not in the oneworld alliance and you are not flying Emirates.

The only people who can access that are people flying Qantas, as Qantas and Emirates have a joint venture.
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Originally Posted by ademanuele View Post
Any lounge recommendations for Dubai (DXB), travelling Qatar (BA code) and BA Gold. Do I have access to the Emirates First Lounge?

Hi,

I think Emirates lounge will only be available for Qantas pax per the oneworld site

https://www.oneworld.com/airport-lounges?location=DXB

When are you travelling as Qatar is using DWC Al maktoum between 9 May 22nd June.

I think your choices are

BA lounge
Marhaba lounge
The Gallery & Cadiz lounge ( T3 for Qatar per the oneworld site)

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Old May 6, 22, 7:32 am
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I received a message yesterday, was due to fly from DWC but switched back to DXB (12th May).
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I haven't been to Dubai in a couple of years but I believe the BA lounge is only for First class and Emerald passengers. Business class and Sapphires (and those on QR operated flights) go to the Marhaba lounge.
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Originally Posted by worldtrav View Post
I haven't been to Dubai in a couple of years but I believe the BA lounge is only for First class and Emerald passengers. Business class and Sapphires go to the Marhaba lounge.

Hi,
Good point
I think that might be the case when the BA 380 leaves dubai due to capacity ( the op is on Qatar but do not know the departure time)

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Old May 6, 22, 7:55 am
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The British Airways Lounge appears to be only open 06:00 - 10:30 and 21:00 - 02:30 (daily) even when there is no evening BA flight?
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BA lounge Dubai T1

Hi - just checked one world BA lounges for T1 at DBX - I may be reading it incorrectly of course , but can gold card members travelling business class use the BA lounge in T1 ?? it states first class with silver etc having to use the Marhaba lounge .. I have a 6 hour stopover arriving in T3 from BSR so looking at best way to transfer between T3 & T1also - was a pain on way out ...

cheers for any thoughts

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Old Aug 31, 22, 3:15 am
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The way I read it is as a BA Gold / OW Emerald you should have access to this lounge.
(I have no idea what this lounge is like compared with the Marhaba though)
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Hi

I have used the BA lounge in dubai as a ba gold in Business with no issues.

I think if the aircraft is an a380 then silvers and Club world with no status are more likely to be invited to use the marhaba lounge

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thanks folks - will be nice after 6 weeks in BSR...
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Hi

The lounge is quite good but found especially with an a380 nighttime flight the lounge can be busy and feels a bit cramped as the seats are close together

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Old Oct 3, 22, 10:37 pm
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Terminal 1 BA lounge

Can anyone advise if there is showers available in lounge area ?
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Old Oct 4, 22, 1:12 am
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Originally Posted by danmushman View Post

The way I read it is as a BA Gold / OW Emerald you should have access to this lounge.
(I have no idea what this lounge is like compared with the Marhaba though)
Totally didn't realise it was only golds/OWE that could access the BA lounge in DXB T1, I assumed it was silver/OWS and above. You learn something new everyday! Every time I have used it it has been absolutely packed, must be a status heavy route.
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Old Oct 4, 22, 1:19 am
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That's bizarre, given that it wasn't built as a First lounge, and Club/Sapphire had access prior to Covid.
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