Dublin Airport operates four lounges at the facility. These comprise of the DAA Lounge in Terminal 1, another one in Terminal 2, the 51st and Green Lounge after US Preclearance and The East Lounge. For a limited time there is an East Lounge discount on offer.
This lounge is used by Qatar Airways, Emirates, Etihad and Egyptair for flights going east, hence the name. It was formerly the Etihad lounge, but they passed it over to the airport operator some time back.
East Lounge Discount
As the former Etihad lounge, The East Lounge has perhaps the most expensive fit out of the airport operated lounges. Located next to the Aer Lingus lounge in the connecting area between Terminal 1 and Terminal 2, it has views out over the apron.
Historically, access to the facility was not available for purchase. You had to be travelling on one of the airlines who had contracted to use the lounge, but that has changed.
The normal cost is €42 which is high compared to the €30 charged for the DAA T1 lounge. Happily The East Lounge discount brings the fee down to the same price.
You do need to note it is only available during a limited time window. The lounge discount is offered from 14 July to 30 September 2023 for people visiting between 14:30 and 19:30 each day. Bookings are made on the Dublin Airport website here.
I have not yet visited The East Lounge, so it’s now on my list as €30 is a reasonable price for access. The marketing e-mail states it includes “premium drinks choice, two per person”, a “freshly prepared food buffet”, “barista-style coffee and a wide variety of teas”, “free unlimited Wi-Fi”, “stunning runway views” and “luxury shower rooms to use before your flight”.
Considering how rammed the T1 lounge usually is, I imagine The East Lounge will be haven of tranquility by comparison. With the recent news that Dublin Airport lounges will get hot food, it’s going to be a much better proposition than in the past.
Have you been to The East Lounge before? What do you think of it? Thank you for reading and if you have any comments or questions, please leave them below.