We've already shared a peek inside Dubai Airport's bespoke A380 concourse at Terminal 3, home to the superjumbos of Emirates and soon-to-be-partner Qantas.
Now it's time to step inside the terminal's new Emirates First Class Lounge, courtesy of frequent flyer Julian Ried, who graciously shared his photos and first impressions with Australian Business Traveller.
Emirates First Class Lounge, Concourse A
Emirates' First and Business Class lounges are located on the two floors above the main departures area of Concourse A.
Each occupies an entire floor, and they make the already huge but crowded Concourse B lounges feel tiny.
There are plenty of desks to greet passengers, with the actual lounge entrance through small passages between the desks.
Beyond the entrance there's a duty free shop that's predictably stocked with premium goods.
There are plenty of small seating areas along the main central passage running through the lounge.
The copious amount of seating indicates the lounge has clearly been built to handle the high capacity required by several simultaneous A380 flights.
One welcome addition is the quiet 'rest' room with long almost bed-like seating.
The lounge's design and decor plays up the impression of vast, open space.
And once again, there's seemingly no shortage of places to sit!
Strategically located in the very middle of the lounge is a business centre.
But we expect many travellers will clock up more time in the dining area.
If you're lucky, you can snare a table with a view over the concourse.
There's plenty more news to come on the combined Qantas-Emirates front as the alliance nears its official start date of April 1 – stay tuned to Australian Business Traveller for the latest updates.