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Pictures: Abu Dhabi Airports opens new sleeping facility in Terminal 3

Pictures: Abu Dhabi Airports opens new sleeping facility in Terminal 3

Prices for the two-hour day package range from Dhs89.25

Abu Dhabi Airports has opened a new transit sleeping facility at Terminal 3 of the Abu Dhabi International Airport, it announced on Wednesday.

It is the airport’s second such facility operated by Aerotel of Plaza Premium Group.

Open 24 hours a day, the facility offers flexible hourly booking slots including a two-hour day package between 9am to 8pm and a four-hour night package available from 8pm to 9am.

Prices for the day package range from Dhs89.25 (solo room) to Dhs198.45 (double squared), and for the night package from Dhs194.25 (solo room) to Dhs430.50 (double squared).

The airport also offers another sleeping facility in Terminal 1, which features 38 rooms also divided into three categories: solo room, double plus and double squared.

Saoud Al Shamsi, acting chief commercial officer of Abu Dhabi Airports said: “With more than 20 million people transiting through the airport, the establishment of Aerotel’s new hotel facility cements Abu Dhabi Airports’ position in providing solutions to best accommodate such demand.”

Also read: New sleep lounge opened at Dubai airport’s Terminal 3

The Abu Dhabi airport welcomed over 1.8 million passengers during the month of April 2018, a drop of 11 per cent compared to April 2017.

Passenger numbers for the first four months of the year also fell by 10.8 per cent year-on-year to reach 7.3 million, compared to the 8.2 million passengers recorded during the same period last year.

The Abu Dhabi Airport is currently undertaking a major expansion plan, building its Dhs10.8bn ($2.94bn) Midfield Terminal.

The 742,000 square metre terminal building will increase the airport’s capacity to 45 million passengers a year when it opens next year.

Read more: Abu Dhabi’s new Midfield terminal now 86 per cent complete

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