This is a continuation of the posts from my round-the world journey in September 2016.
I had an eight-hour layover in Abu Dhabi before my flight to Male, Republic of Maldives. I spent most of this time in the Etihad lounge for business-class passengers. I reviewed this lounge a few months ago when it served as a first- and business-class lounge while Etihad was constructing a new first-class lounge. Etihad Business/First Class Lounge Abu Dhabi
The lounge is large with several seating areas with comfortable and stylish seating.
There are several areas of table seating for enjoying meals.
Food and Beverages
Food is served at several large buffets. I arrived in the lounge around 1 a.m. Dinner was still being served.
The buffets were changed to breakfast items at 3 a.m.
A large central bar serves a wide variety of premium beverages.
Services and Amenities
In addition to the assistance from the agents regarding any flight-related questions, the lounge offers services and amenities to make travel more comfortable, enjoyable and productive, including a spa with showers and massages.
A salon for haircuts, shaves and hairdressing services.
In addition to good free wifi, the lounge has computers and fax and copying services.
This is an excellent business-class lounge. I enjoyed the food, massage and comfortable seating: however, any lounge gets tiresome after nearly eight hours. I was glad when it was time to board the flight to the Maldives and was looking forward to experiencing the new Etihad first-class lounge on my return trip.