1. Now sleep n fly in Igloo pods introduced at Dubai Airport; what is this innovative new facility for travellers

Now sleep n fly in Igloo pods introduced at Dubai Airport; what is this innovative new facility for travellers

The Dubai airport, one of the busiest airports in the world, is getting more comfortable for travellers due to its innovative methods. Dubai International Airport has introduced innovative pods for passengers flying from there.

By: | Updated: June 7, 2017 1:10 PM
The terminal 3 at the Dubai airport offers its customers, the option to get rest in what is called the ‘sleep n fly’ lounge. There are a total of 27 pods and cabins at the terminal.

The Dubai airport, one of the busiest airports in the world, is getting more comfortable for travellers due to its innovative methods. Dubai International Airport has introduced innovative pods for passengers flying from there. The terminal 3 at the airport offers its customers, the option to get rest in what is called the ‘sleep n fly’ lounge. There are a total of 27 pods and cabins at the terminal, and it includes 20 ‘igloo’ sleep pods and seven premium double cabins with pull-out children’s beds. In the sleep n fly pods, commuters can relax with a small power nap or sleep for the whole night.

Eugene Barry, Executive Vice President, Dubai Airports Commercial Group, in a media release, said: “The opening of sleep ‘n fly expands Dubai International’s existing range of rest and relaxation options, and is the latest in a line of personalised and engaging products we are rolling out to cater to the evolving needs of global travelers.”

Located close to Gate A1 in Concourse A, the Sleep ‘N Fly lounge offers more choice for passengers travelling through the airpot, which also boasts of five-star hotels. Pods and cabins can be reserved via www.sleep-n-fly.com and there are speciall offers for members of Priority Pass and LoungeKey.

Meanwhile, India is not behind in the race either. Earlier this month, India’s first Pod hotel and its facility had come up in suburban Mumbai which consists of 140 units. New-age travellers visiting Mumbai and its suburbs can now enjoy a stay in a unique place – Urbanpod. The ‘Pod hotel’ offers rooms at affordable rates.

(Source: Dubai Airport Twitter)

With an average price of Rs 2,000 per night, the individual pods are built in between 50 square feet and 90 sq ft space with self-contained and technologically-superior interiors, besides a separate individual-locker facility for luggage. Each Pod comes with a bed, personal locker with secure key card access, TV with headphone, personal reading light, power socket, hangers, a dresser, free Wi-Fi, adjustable air-conditioning facility, air-purifier and sliding door with locking-facility for added privacy.

(Source: Dubai Airport Twitter)

With the tourism and hospitality industry emerging as one of the key drivers of growth among the services sector in India, there has been an increasing sub-segment within the leisure category including single-travellers, transit travellers, backpackers and group travellers of all kinds, who are looking to explore and experiment to optimise their spends wisely.

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