World's Top Airport Lounges

Find the ultimate in preflight comfort at these 12 airport lounges that beg you to stay awhile.

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Emirates First Class Lounge, Dubai

It’s been said that Emirates might just be the world’s best, most luxurious airline (we think it is), so it’s only natural their lounge in Dubai would follow suit. Stretching the entire length of the terminal, so passengers won’t have to travel farther than some 50 steps to make it to their gate, the space accommodates a slew of its own luxury storefronts (Tiffany & Co., Mont Blanc) as well as á la carte dining offerings and expansive buffets at both ends. Complimentary shoe shining, as well as “express treatments”—like a back massage, foot rub, manicure, haircut, or blow dry—are also on offer, with the first service free of charge. Bon vivants can enjoy the cigar bar and talk to an in-house sommelier about new vintages to try at the Le Clos wine cellar. But if some shut-eye is what you’re after, the small, cushy private nooks with chaise lounges and enforced quietude deliver comfortably. Terminal 3; —Nikkitha Bakshani