This is the entrance to the lounge. Those of us that had tons of shopping bags were able to stow away their loot in lockers behind the logo’d wall.
With free hands, all the better to explore the joys this place has to offer!
Alright, let’s rephrase that. With free hands, all the better and easier to stuff yourself silly with all this glorious food!
It took 110% of my self control not to eat a full plate here. I still wanted to eat plane food! The last time I was in the Etihad Business class lounge in Abu Dhabi, I had a full midnight dinner so I was able to eat only chips and a cookie on the flight.
And of course, there’s the Six Senses Spa for your complimentary 15 minute massage. I thought this was a good distraction. If I had a massage, my mind and appetite would at least not think of food for about 20 minutes. I chose the back massage this time. The masseuse had to wake me up, it was just too good. It’s like a mean torture device actually. The masseuse they have are really really good, not just someone who can knead and poke muscle. Yet again, it took my whole self control not to proposition bargain with the masseuse to keep on doing her thing for 2 more minutes….or just 1 more minute…