Traveller’s sleeping podsJuly 26, 2013
What can we do if a generation of your movement does not clear removing a airfield hotel room? Abu Dhabi has a solution.
TIRED passengers travelling by Abu Dhabi International Airport can now get some siesta before throwing their subsequent moody in sleeping pods that modify into prosaic beds and slip entirely shut.
Ten Finnish-designed pods have been rolled out opposite Terminals 1 and 3, where passengers in movement can cocoon themselves in a self-contained armchairs and locate a discerning snooze.
The pods underline a shifting shade that hang users in their possess private space and close out a hubbub of rolling suitcases, feet traffic, airfield announcements and fluorescent lights.
Plans for upgrades are also in a works to embody Internet access, secure storage for luggage, and charging stations for laptops, mobile phones and other electronic devices.
Another 35 chairs are on sequence to be commissioned after this year. Chairs can be rented out for Dhs45 (RM41) an hour.
Though a airfield is billing it as a world-first, Dubai Airport launched a identical judgment behind in 2011 with their â€œSnoozeCubesâ€?, that were self-contained, sound-proof, lie-flat units also charity sap passengers a bit of respite.
These are only some of a innovations entrance out of award-winning airports that aim to take a highlight out of travelling. Singapore Changi Airport, that surfaced Skytraxâ€™s Worldâ€™s Best Airport Awards this year, facilities pleasant rooftop gardens, film theatres, giveaway feet massages and giveaway tours into a city for transits longer than 5 hours. â€“ AFP RelaxNews