Dubai airline Emirates has opened a new dedicated lounge at Cairo International Airport for its first and business class passengers.
It is also open to the platinum and gold members of Skywards, the airline’s loyalty programme.
The lounge, located at Departure Terminal 2, Level 2 of the airport, represents an investment of $3.6m, Emirates said in a statement.
Covering an area of 880sq.m, it offers seating for up to 152 customers along with amenities such as LED TVs, leather armchairs, bespoke artwork, and separate male and female prayer rooms.
The lounge also features a dining area with complimentary hot and cold gourmet buffet, including local and international dishes and an extensive beverage service.
Other facilities include showers, a fully equipped business centre with touch screen workstations and complimentary wifi.
Luxury spa products are also available in the lounge from Irish brand VOYA. The skincare line includes hair and body wash, conditioner, hand cream and hand wash.
“Cairo is our first destination in North Africa with an Emirates Lounge,” said Mohammed Mattar – divisional senior vice president, Emirates Airport Services.
“Egypt is a very important market for Emirates.
“We hope to contribute to the country’s tourism industry in a meaningful way and attract both international customers as well as discerning Egyptian travellers with our premium services,” he added.
The airline currently operates three daily flights to the Egyptian capital with its Boeing 777 aircraft.
The lounge is Emirates’ 42nd dedicated lounge worldwide.
Along with seven at Dubai International Airport, the airline has lounges in Auckland, Bangkok, Beijing, Birmingham, Boston, Brisbane, Cape Town, Colombo, Delhi, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Glasgow, Hamburg, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Johannesburg, Kuala Lumpur, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, Los Angeles, Manchester, Melbourne, Milan, Munich, Narita, New York – JFK, Paris – Charles de Gaulle, Perth, Rome, San Francisco, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, and Zurich.
Overall, the lounges represent an investment of $381m.