Emirates Opens New Lounge for Minors

Children transiting through or departing from Dubai by themselves will be offered free snacks and entertainment.

All photos courtesy of Emirates

Young travelers flying Emirates as unaccompanied minors can now relax ahead of their flight in a newly upgraded lounge at Dubai International Airport. Located next to Emirates’ first-class lounge in Concourse B, the dedicated facility is open 24/7, and offers video games, drinks and snacks, comfortable seating areas, free Wi-Fi, as well as washrooms designed for kids.

Parents or guardians who have pre-booked Emirates’ Unaccompanied Minor service can drop off their young flyers at Dubai Airport Terminal 3, where Emirates’ airport team will check them in for the flight in a special lounge area for unaccompanied minors, located between the economy and first/business-class check-in halls.

After check-in formalities are completed, one of Emirates’ airport services team members will escort the children through immigration and security, to the kids’ departure lounge in the airside concourse, and later, from the lounge to the boarding gate. Young flyers enjoy priority boarding and receive special meals and snacks, toys and activity packs, plus kid-size headsets to enjoy the selection of over 50 Disney movies and 130+ TV channels aimed at young travelers. Emirates is also offering take-home toys and bags made from recycled material, inspired by Expo 2020 Dubai.

Young solo flyers with a connecting flight in Dubai can also be looked after while in transit. Emirates’ ground services team will meet and escort them from their arriving flight to one of the dedicated lounges for unaccompanied minors, where they can wait for their next flight in comfort. Emirates’ services for unaccompanied minors must be booked in advance of travel and are available for children aged between five and 11 who are traveling without an adult. The service can also be arranged for kids from 12 to 15 years old.

More information here.

The entrance to Emirates’ dedicated lounge for unaccompanied minors.

A seating area inside the brand-new lounge.

Kids can look forward to free-fill drinks and snacks.

Video games are also provided on a complimentary basis.

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