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DXB F lounge has reopened today 1/7

DXB F lounge has reopened today 1/7

Old Jul 1, 21, 3:22 am
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DXB F lounge has reopened today 1/7

The F lounge in DXB has reopened today after more than 12 months closed. Full services have also resumed with A La Carte menu in the restaurant, and complimentary spa treatments.
As usual it is very quiet even at peak times.
A very welcome return and a sign of positive things ahead.
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Old Jul 1, 21, 4:56 am
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Originally Posted by modularmayhem View Post
The F lounge in DXB has reopened today after more than 12 months closed. Full services have also resumed with A La Carte menu in the restaurant, and complimentary spa treatments.
As usual it is very quiet even at peak times.
A very welcome return and a sign of positive things ahead.
B lounge? Or all of them?
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Old Jul 1, 21, 5:13 am
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I only saw the B lounge open, not sure about the others as i didnt check them personally
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Old Jul 2, 21, 7:14 am
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Originally Posted by modularmayhem View Post
The F lounge in DXB has reopened today after more than 12 months closed. Full services have also resumed with A La Carte menu in the restaurant, and complimentary spa treatments.
As usual it is very quiet even at peak times.
A very welcome return and a sign of positive things ahead.
Good start.

Now all we need is for our terminally incompetent federal government to accept that Australia cannot remain closed to the rest of the world indefinitely. The vaccine roll-out in this country has been slow, patchy and disorganised.

The Australian government's woeful and inept planning is a public embarrassment, especially since keeping the borders closed is politically motivated with an election coming soon.
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Old Jul 2, 21, 7:37 am
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Originally Posted by BadoRas View Post
Good start.

Now all we need is for our terminally incompetent federal government to accept that Australia cannot remain closed to the rest of the world indefinitely. The vaccine roll-out in this country has been slow, patchy and disorganised.

The Australian government's woeful and inept planning is a public embarrassment, especially since keeping the borders closed is politically motivated with an election coming soon.
Just been reading about the Australian reopening plans... have to say i am slightly stunned. It seems years before tourists will be allowed back in. I had hoped to visit next year, but based on what i read today it could be 2023 or even 2024 before that would be possible.
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Old Jul 2, 21, 8:41 am
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Originally Posted by BadoRas View Post
Good start.

Now all we need is for our terminally incompetent federal government to accept that Australia cannot remain closed to the rest of the world indefinitely. The vaccine roll-out in this country has been slow, patchy and disorganised.

The Australian government's woeful and inept planning is a public embarrassment, especially since keeping the borders closed is politically motivated with an election coming soon.
I was in Australia for the last ashes tour, it never ceased to amaze me how panicked the police got over a bit of chanting and would close venues down when the barmy army was there. At the end of tour party in Sydney, Alistair Cook made an appearance and did a little speech on stage which was then naturally followed by the Ali Cook song. The police stormed in (in riot gear) and told the bar staff they could no longer serve pints and had to go back to Schooners. 20 minutes later they were back in dragging people out then closed the place down, it was about 10pm. Bearing in mind this was the barmy army, not footy yobs and the atmosphere was incredible. The phrase nanny state, was thrown about quite a lot during that tour. I digress, but I guess my point is, considering how serious Jaywalking is taken in Aus, it is of no surprise how they have handled the Covid situation!
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Old Jul 2, 21, 5:16 pm
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I would have paid good money to watch the police knocking seven shades of **** out of the "look at me" "Barmy Army". Some of us remember when you could watch cricket without having to act like a knob.
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I would have paid good money to watch the police knocking seven shades of **** out of the "look at me" "Barmy Army". Some of us remember when you could watch cricket without having to act like a knob.
Haaa haaa! I always enjoy your responses. Thank you for that. I genuinely needed some cheering up today
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Old Jul 2, 21, 6:18 pm
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I want to respond to some of the (quite reasonable) comments made here, but I'm mindful of being really off-topic. I do have a tendency to do that!

Is it possible for moderators to move the off-topic stuff to a new "Australia's closed borders" or similarly worded thread?

I'm sure there are lots of Aussie frequent flyers and potential tourists unable to visit who would like to contribute to it. And adverse comments are totally appropriate and welcome!
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Old Jul 2, 21, 9:25 pm
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Originally Posted by DYKWIA View Post
I would have paid good money to watch the police knocking seven shades of **** out of the "look at me" "Barmy Army". Some of us remember when you could watch cricket without having to act like a knob.
There was no fighting, you have obviously never been to an England cricket match. In Aus there would be zero atmosphere if it wasn't for the Barmy army, in fact a lot of aussies love sitting in the same area to experience it. I was back in Aus the following year watching the big bash and the atmosphere was none existent. You can't beat God save YOUR queen...

As for talking about yobs, I did experience it back in 2009 in Melbourne at the tennis of all places.
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Old Jul 4, 21, 3:40 am
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There was no fighting, you have obviously never been to an England cricket match. In Aus there would be zero atmosphere if it wasn't for the Barmy army, in fact a lot of aussies love sitting in the same area to experience it. I was back in Aus the following year watching the big bash and the atmosphere was none existent. You can't beat God save YOUR queen...

As for talking about yobs, I did experience it back in 2009 in Melbourne at the tennis of all places.
I've been to test matches in Australia and New Zealand. It always made me laugh that the "Barmy Army" stand had low alcohol beer, and there were still queues because the idiots didn't realise

I always sit as far away as possible from those clowns.
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Old Jul 7, 21, 9:51 am
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Not sure what is up with seemingly a "Russian oligarch opulence" design brief for the refresh. Reminds me of Burj Al Arab, and that's not a good thing


But in any case I'm glad it's re-open in time for my flight to JFK, albeit it's a morning flight so won't have the opportunity to do the usual thing of a nice leisurely dinner and wine followed by sleeping after take-off.
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Old Jul 8, 21, 4:45 pm
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Looks ugly. You would think they would better model the lounges after the new look of EK F, the new A380 lounge etc. Much more sophisticated if you ask me.
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Old Jul 10, 21, 5:03 am
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Looks ugly. You would think they would better model the lounges after the new look of EK F, the new A380 lounge etc. Much more sophisticated if you ask me.
Those photos do not show the B F lounge in its best light. It's actually a lot more stylish, spacious and comfortable than what is shown.
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Old Jul 10, 21, 9:56 pm
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Very busy here this morning, doesnt have the same quiet ambiance of the A lounge

Table dining staff very attentive and food comes fast despite the business.

Spa quite busy.
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