Emirates has grown very fast in the past few years and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. They have very competitive fares for economy, business, and first class travel, and almost impossible to avoid if one is traveling in and around in the Europe and Middle East.
Earlier in the week, I had a long transit in Dubai and used the Emirates complimentary limo service to/from Abu Dhabi. I will write later about the limo process and the service on the flights. This will not going to be a lounge review, but rather a review of the breakfast service in the lounge.
The lounge was very quiet when I was there on a recent Wednesday morning from 8AM to 9:30AM. When you enter the “restaurant” area there are typically a waiter seating you and handing you their breakfast ala carte menu. Normally they take your drink order at this time. You can also request them to bring you a morning cocktail like Mimosa or Bloody Mary. I just tend to drink plain Veuve Clicquot and some tea with the lounge breakfast.
There is rather extensive selection of buffet items available as well. My favorite is the sushi section and proper salmon.
This morning I placed an order for eggs benedict with smoked salmon instead of bacon and the sauce to be on the side. They actually don’t have this item on the menu, but I am most likely not the only one that had requested it as it came just fine.
I really like the proper bread basket that they have in this lounge. Almost identical to that on the flights as well.
The service in the restaurant area is very attentive. I had my first flute of Veuve and before I had had a chance request more the waiter was already coming with a bottle to refresh it.
This is probably the best breakfast experience I have had in any of the airline lounges.