Review: Etihad Business Class Lounge Abu Dhabi Airport Terminal 3

Opening hours24 hours
Time of visit2am
Date of visitApril 2022
LocationAirside, Terminal 3, near gate 36
Entry typeFree with Etihad Business Class boarding pass

How to access this lounge

Passengers flying in Business Class on Etihad get complimentary access to this lounge.

You can also pay US$120 to access this lounge for 4 hours but like most other airport lounges, this one is only good when it is free.

Related: Review: Etihad Business Studio Jakarta to Milan (via Abu Dhabi)

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The lounge

For a flagship lounge in the airline’s home airport, it was quite underwhelming. Unlike most other airline lounges, this one has low ceiling and there was hardly any natural light in daytime.

It was also really crowded and noisy when I arrived at 2am. The only seats available were those in the dining area.

However, the good news is that Abu Dhabi’s new Midfield Terminal is under construction and is over 90% completed; although it has been hit by multiple delays over the years.

Entrance to the lounge
Bar area
Dining area
Dining area
Business centre
Business centre
Lounging area
Lounging area
Kids room


There were a number of buffet areas offering a good mix of pastries and hot/cold dishes but it was nowhere near as good as what a Qatar Airways Business Class passenger would get at Al Mourjan Business Lounge in Doha.

Buffet area

Top complimentary amenities

  • WiFi
  • Drinks (including alcoholic)
  • Hot food
  • Shower
  • Computers

My ratings

Peace & quiet7/10

Bottom line

Etihad’s flagship Business Class Lounge in Abu Dhabi Airport was alright but I would call it the weakest point of my entire Etihad Business Class experience. Can’t wait for the new terminal to be ready!

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