Although DNATA is supposedly the best Priority Pass lounge at T1, it is too far away from my gate, so I opt for this one. I have been here numerous times before, but not for a while, and it is quite good. And empty!
I skip the massage chairs and head straight for the buffet – it is nearly 2pm and I haven’t had lunch yet. The beef brisket and potato gnocchi tastes great, even more so with a sneaky glass of Merlot.
As boarding is in 45 mins I take the opportunity to do a quick once around of the airport shops before boarding.