Etihad Premium Lounge Terminal 1 Abu Dhabi
Whilst this lounge is no Sydney QF F Lounge, I have certainly seen a lot worse. A dedicated dining area and a good selection of food and drinks, with plenty of staff on hand for assistance if required. There is a SPA here for massages as well (always a good thing) but again, not of the grandeur that SYD F Lounge offers. There’e some nice areas to relax and watch TV (or not) and a reasonable bar area nicely stocked. There is also a couple of computer/printer bays if required. There are not a lot of toilets in this lounge and the showers (all 2 of them) are merely an extra cubicle next to the stalls in the bathroom: not my idea of a great layout. The one common theme in all Etihad’s lounges is that they are scrupulously clean. However, the other common trait is the lack of power points for recharging phones. tablets and computers. Luckily, in First and Business at least, the aircraft are fitted with both USB and 220V power so we walked off the plane with all equipment fully charged. This is a nice lounge to relax in if transiting, but the T3 lounge is far bigger and offers a lot more services, so it’s worth the walk : about 10 mins between lounges.