Airport lounges can be attractive for anyone who visits an airport, particularly those who are looking for some peace and quiet away from all the hustle and bustle and loud announcements.
There’s a number of ways in which people can gain access to airport lounges in the United Arab Emirates.
Airport lounge access is not necessarily exclusive just to premium clientele, and the best method of taking advantage of the luxuries of airport lounges is with the use of credit cards.
Credit cards in the UAE, in addition to many other offers, also often offer travel benefits, one of which is airport lounge access.
Among the best UAE credit cards with regards to access to airport lounges are ADIB credit cards.
The ADIB Etisalat Visa Signature Card provides privileges within the airport lounge, in addition to other Etisalat benefits.
Access is offered to more than 800 airport lounges all over the world via the LoungeKey membership, which is free of charge.
The ADIB Dana MasterCard gives free entry into airport lounges all over the world to its customers.
This free access is just one of the benefits provided by MasterCard.
ADCB additionally offers many travel benefits with the majority of its credit cards.
Particular ADCB card customers can register for LoungeKey membership without any joining fee.
Membership includes perks such as access to over 800 worldwide airport lounges for both the main and additional cardholders.
Other perks include free access to three such airports within a year, and additional guests being charged just $27 for access.
ADCB credit cards that offer these benefits include the ADCB Etihad Guest Above Credit Card, the ADCB Touchpoints Platinum Card, the ADCB Islamic Platinum Credit Card and the ADCB Lulu Platinum Credit Card.
HSBC also offers a number of credit cards that offer either LoungeKey membership or direct access to lounges within airports.
The HSBC Advance Credit Card offers access to all airport lounges within the MENA region via LoungeKey membership.
The HSBC Black Credit Card provides complimentary membership to LoungeKey as well as unrestricted access to more than 800 airport lounges the world over.
Guests can accompany the cardholder into airport lounges at no extra charge with this card.
The HSBC Premier Credit Card holders can register for free for LoungeKey membership and access airport lounges all over the world.
LoungeKey membership also means that cardholders can visit all airport lounges in the MENA region free of charge.
Access to airport lounges, either directly or via a LoungeKey membership, is also available to holders of Emirates NBD credit cards.
There are many other credit cards in the UAE that can offer free airport lounge access.
These cards include the Emirates NBD Dnata World Credit Card, the Emirates NBC Skywards Infinite Credit Card and the Emirates NBD Dnata Platinum Credit Card.
Holders of American Express credit cards can also enter airport lounges within the Middle East for free, though guests may be charged entry fees.
Mashreq credit cards such as the Mashreq Platinum Elite Credit Card and Mashreq Etisalat Credit Card also provide complimentary access to airport lounges.
Visa Infinite Credit Card customers can also gain access to airport lounges either for free or with very low charges.