Lounge Review: Marhaba Lounge Terminal 3 Conc. B at Dubai International

Review: Marhaba Lounge (Terminal 3 Concourse B) at Dubai International (Priority Pass)

Last month, I flew with Emirates from Vienna to Bangkok for the Thai Air Force airshow at Don Muang. During my transfer in Dubai, I had a chance to peek into one of the Priority Pass airports offered at the airport – the Marhaba Lounge in Concourse B of Terminal 3.




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The entrance to the lounge is located close to gate B21, next to a book store. The lounge is accessed through an elevator that leads from the departure (3rd) floor directly to the lounge reception.

Review: Marhaba Lounge (Terminal 3 Concourse B) at Dubai International

Entrance to the lounge.
Review: Marhaba Lounge (Terminal 3 Concourse B) at Dubai International

Reception desk.

Lounge Overview

The lounge consists of two large areas – one around the reception and another one across from the reception, separated from the first area by the elevator and a wall.

To the left side of the welcome desk is a small seating area with sofa chairs that is “reserved for pre-booked passengers.” On the other side is the main seating and dining area with both sofa chairs, as well as dining tables and some counter-height chairs.

Review: Marhaba Lounge (Terminal 3 Concourse B) at Dubai International

Main area – dining area in the very back.
Review: Marhaba Lounge (Terminal 3 Concourse B) at Dubai International

Seating reserved for “pre-booked” passengers.
Review: Marhaba Lounge (Terminal 3 Concourse B) at Dubai International

Sofa chairs in the main seating area.

The buffet is at the very back of the dining area, but more about that one later.

Review: Marhaba Lounge (Terminal 3 Concourse B) at Dubai International

Dining area.
Review: Marhaba Lounge (Terminal 3 Concourse B) at Dubai International

Dining area.

The other area behind the elevator can be considered a quieter, relaxation area. It features more counter-height chairs, as well as sofa chairs arranged in groups of four. At the very back are lounging chairs for relaxation.

Review: Marhaba Lounge (Terminal 3 Concourse B) at Dubai International

“Quiet” seating area.
Review: Marhaba Lounge (Terminal 3 Concourse B) at Dubai International

“Quiet” seating area.

Showers are available in the lounge, however, taking a shower costs 60AED (about 16.5USD).




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Food & Drinks Selection

All of the food and drinks offered in the lounge can be found in the buffet spread in the far end of the main seating area.

During my visit around 6:30PM, there was a couple of warm options to be had for dinner.

Review: Marhaba Lounge (Terminal 3 Concourse B) at Dubai International

Warm dishes.
Review: Marhaba Lounge (Terminal 3 Concourse B) at Dubai International

Pasta.
Review: Marhaba Lounge (Terminal 3 Concourse B) at Dubai International

Meat.
Review: Marhaba Lounge (Terminal 3 Concourse B) at Dubai International

Ravioli.
Review: Marhaba Lounge (Terminal 3 Concourse B) at Dubai International

Biryani.
Review: Marhaba Lounge (Terminal 3 Concourse B) at Dubai International

Mushrooms and spring rolls.

There were also cold bites to choose from including a salad bar, fruits, sandwiches, wraps, and snacks.

Review: Marhaba Lounge (Terminal 3 Concourse B) at Dubai International

Fruits, desserts, and mini sandwiches.
Review: Marhaba Lounge (Terminal 3 Concourse B) at Dubai International

Salad, wraps, sandwiches.
Review: Marhaba Lounge (Terminal 3 Concourse B) at Dubai International

Snacks.
Review: Marhaba Lounge (Terminal 3 Concourse B) at Dubai International

Packaged snacks.

As for cold soft drinks, there was water, a selection of canned sodas, as well as orange and apple juice.

Hot drinks on offer included the obligatory coffee machine and arabic coffee with dates. Finally, there was a selection of alcoholic drinks.

Review: Marhaba Lounge (Terminal 3 Concourse B) at Dubai International

Soft drinks.
Review: Marhaba Lounge (Terminal 3 Concourse B) at Dubai International

Coffee.
Review: Marhaba Lounge (Terminal 3 Concourse B) at Dubai International

Alcohol.

Overall Thoughts

The Marhaba Lounge is a decent place to have a quick bite before a flight. With numerous locations in all three terminals, it is the most easy one to access.

However, if your flight is departing from Concourse B, I suggest you also visit the “Lounge at B” which is located inside “Cadiz Tapas Bar.” It’s got much nicer decor than the “generic lounge” style of the Marhaba Lounge, and there are waiters eager to serve you tea, coffee, wine, and so on.




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There are several more Priority Pass lounges in Dubai which I did not have the chance to visit yet, but I hope to bring you a review of at least some of those soon!


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