Emirates opens new lounge for young flyers

Tuesday, Feb 15, 2022 14:48

A young traveller at Emirates’ lounge for unaccompanied minors at Dubai International Airport. — Photo Emirates

Young travellers flying Emirates as unaccompanied minors can now relax and wait for their flight in a newly upgraded lounge dedicated for them at Dubai International Airport.

The Emirates lounge for unaccompanied minors is open 24/7, and the newly upgraded facility offers fun video games, drinks and snacks, comfortable seating areas, free wi-fi and washrooms designed for kids.

Parents or guardians who have pre-booked the Emirates Unaccompanied Minor service can drop off their young flyers at Dubai Airport Terminal 3, where the Emirates airport team will check them in for their flights in a special lounge area.

The facility is located in between the Economy and First/Business Class check-in halls.

After check-in, one of the Emirates airport services team members will escort the young flyers through immigration and security to their departure lounge in the airside concourse, and later, from the lounge to the boarding gate.

Young flyers enjoy priority boarding, and the Emirates cabin crew will be waiting to welcome them at the aircraft door, and help them to find their seats and settle in for their flight.

Onboard, young flyers can look forward to delicious meals and snacks designed for their palates, toys and activity packs, and child-sized headsets to enjoy a selection of over 50 Disney movies and 130+ TV channels for young travellers.

Emirates is currently offering cool take-home toys and bags on board, inspired by Expo 2020 Dubai and featuring Emirates characters. All toys and bags use recycled material and bags are made from 100 per cent recycled plastic bottles.

Young solo flyers with a connecting flight in Dubai will be well cared for while in transit. The Emirates ground services team will meet and escort them from their flight to one of the dedicated lounges for minors while they wait for their next flight.

The Emirates services for unaccompanied minors must be booked in advance of travel and are available for children from 5 to 11 years of age, who are travelling without an adult. The service can also be booked for young travellers between 12 and 15 years old. — VNS

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