The first game lounge at a Middle Eastern airport launches at Dubai International

Travelers flying from Dubai International Airport can now access the region’s first airport gaming lounge.

Game Space has launched in Emirates’ Terminal 3 at the world’s busiest airport.

The unique lounge experience is the first of its kind in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. It offers more than 40 video titles to entertain game-loving travelers during their pre-flight preparations.

The lounge is accessible to all passengers for a fee and is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Gamers at Dubai International Airport can access more than 40 games in the new 24-hour gaming lounge.  Photo: Dubai Airports

Inside, there are 20 leading titles spread across 40 stations, offering both PCs and consoles. Each station has a 50-inch screen, plus side-by-side seating for solo or multiplayer gaming.

Travelers entering the lounge can view their Fortnite skills, take the wheel Gran Turismo 7 or jump into favorites like League of Legends or Crash Bandicoot.

Passengers flying in or out of Dubai as part of their FIFA World Cup 2022 journey can also embrace the game in the lounge, which offers a variety of football-themed titles.

Republic of Gamers — known for creating some of the world’s most popular gaming experiences — has provided hardware for 20 of the 40 stations, each of which comes with the brand’s award-winning motherboard, high-resolution headsets, a high-precision mouse and an ergonomic gaming chair.

“We are excited to partner with Dubai Airports to bring travelers an innovative new gaming experience at the world’s largest hub,” said Errol McGlothan, co-director of Game Space. “We know that gaming is incredibly popular in the region and Game Space allows travelers to turn their airport wait time into their play time.”

The lounge also offers food and beverage options.

Priority Pass members will have access to the lounge as part of their membership and additional membership programs are expected to be announced in the near future.

Game Space is the latest lounge to debut this year at the world’s busiest airport. A Sleep n Fly Lounge, consisting of double, bunk and family cabins and power nap pods, opened in Terminal 3 in July.

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Updated: November 25, 2022, 8:43 AM

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