Etihad Business Class Lounge Dublin Review


Etihad Airways has laudably invested in a number of lounges in smaller outstations. Among others Etihad has its own dedicated lounge in Dublin.

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If you have been to the Etihad Business Class Lounge in London Heathrow (Review) the lounge in Dublin will be a major deja-vu. There is the same color code used and very similar amenities.

I went before my flight (which was scheduled to depart at 9 AM) and sat down in the restaurant area.


There was a menu of made-to-order dishes which were mostly eggs. Since I don’t eat eggs I ordered one with the friendly request to leave the eggs out. This often creates utter confusion but the lounge attendants had no trouble at all to get me what I wanted. I also ordered espresso but thought it tasted ‘soapy’ and just bitter.





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There is a separate self service buffet that had a number of good cheeses but also a number of low-quality and not very appetizing food options.



The lounge was rather crowded with a full Business Class in this 777 flight to Abu Dhabi. For the most part it was quiet though with most people waiting patiently.

I can imagine the food to be much better for lunch and/or dinner but I wasn’t able to judge that.

I used the dedicated lounge WiFi which was rather slow at 2 Mbit – but certainly usable.

We boarded about 45 minutes late and the host came around to announce boarding with a friendly ‘..board whenever you are ready…’

Etihad staff takes customer service seriously and the lounge is pleasant. This is not a temple of gourmet food but maybe that would happen during the flight?


3 / 5 stars