Sleep Pods Abu Dhabi Airport

Aside from Heathrow, JFK, and other modern airports adopting sleep pods as a way of catching quick sleep at the airport, Abu Dhabi is among the recent airports to install sleeping pods.

A bit about Abu Dhabi Airport and sleep options during a layover

Abu Dhabi International Airport (IATA: AUH, ICAO: OMAA) is the second busiest airport in the United Arab Emirates.

The facility is located 19 miles (31 km) east of Abu Dhabi city and serves as the hub for Abu Dhabi’s flag carrier Etihad Airways, as well as a secondary hub for low-cost carrier Air Arabia.

Abu Dhabi International Airport is spread over an area of 8 square miles (21 km2).

Abu Dhabi International Airport has three terminals:

* Terminal 1 – Opened in 1982, it handles around 24 million passengers per year and is Etihad Airways’ main hub. The terminal has a capacity of 28 million passengers per year.

* Terminal 2 – Opened in 2007, it handles around 18 million passengers per year and is home to the majority of Abu Dhabi’s low-cost carriers such as Air Arabia and flydubai.

* Terminal 3 – Opened in 2009, it is Etihad Airways’ secondary hub and handles around 22 million passengers per year.

In addition to the three main terminals, Abu Dhabi International Airport has a dedicated cargo terminal and a general aviation terminal.

Abu Dhabi Airport is served by over 60 airlines operating to and from over 120 destinations across all continents.

Can I sleep at Abu Dhabi Airport during a layover?

If you want to sleep when you’ve got several hours to wait for your connecting flight. You have a few options. You can find hotels near Abu Dhabi Airport, sleep at any lounges, sleep at the newly installed sleep pods or near the gates.

Below are nearby hotels;

  • Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island (5.8 km/3.6 miles)
  • W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island (6.1 km/3.8 miles)
  • Centro Yas Island by Rotana (6.4 km/4 miles)
  • Yas Island Rotana Abu Dhabi (6.4 km/4 miles)
  • Staybridge Suites Yas Island Abu Dhabi (6.5 km/4 miles)

Sleeping pods are located on Terminal 3, the Upper level on the airside. Abu Dhabi Airport has secured the GoSleep rest pods that have appearances of cocoons and are very well designed. Each sleep pod can accommodate one guest.

What is Gosleep?

GoSleep is a Finnish company that manufactures and sells sleeping pods. The company was founded in 2007 by two university students, who were looking for a way to take a nap during their long layovers at the airport.

The GoSleep sleep pods are made from a lightweight, breathable material that is designed to be comfortable and provide privacy. The pods are equipped with a pillow, a blanket, and an eye mask, and they have a privacy curtain that can be pulled closed.

Each pod has an outlet and a USB port so that you can charge your devices while you sleep. The pods also have a reading light and a vent so that you can control the temperature inside the pod.

There are stories from 2013 and 2014 of Abu Dhabi Airport having procured the Sleep pods but there seems to have been an upgrade with some of the latest brands by GoSleep.

Below is a list of all airports that have installed sleep pod technologies to enable passengers in transit to get good sleep;

How much does it cost to use a GoSleep sleep pod?

The cost of using a GoSleep sleep pod at Abu Dhabi Airport is $12.5 for one hour.

What are the hours of operation for the GoSleep pods?

The GoSleep pods at Abu Dhabi Airport are available 24 hours a day. You can, however, book for a minimum of 6 hours at a time.

Where are the GoSleep pods located at Abu Dhabi Airport?

The GoSleep pods are located on Terminal 3, Upper level on the airside.

How do I book a GoSleep pod?

You can book a GoSleep pod at Abu Dhabi Airport by visiting the GoSleep website or by using the GoSleep app.

Can I bring my own food and drink into the sleep pod?

Yes, you can bring your own food and drink into the sleep pod. There is a small table inside the pod where you can place your belongings.

Other sleep options in Abu Dhabu Airport:

Aerotel Abu Dhabi Airport Hotel (Terminal 1):

Aerotel is located inside Terminal 1 of Abu Dhabi International Airport and offers rooms that can be booked for a minimum of 6 hours. The rates start at $71 for 6 hours.

This hotel is open to all transit passengers with varying hours of wait-time for connecting flights. If you choose this hotel, you’ll also get free wifi, showering facilities, and up to 1 hour to use the Ai Dhabi Lounge. Check current prices here

Aerotel Abu Dhabi Airport Hotel (Terminal 3):

Another option to catch some sleep at Abu Dhabi Airport is to go to the Aerotel in Terminal 3. Rates start at $71 for 6 hours, and you get the same amenities as the ones offered in Terminal 1. Check current rates here.

Premier Inn Abu Dhabi International Airport:

Opposite Terminal 1 and 3 is the Premier Inn Abu Dhabi International Airport which is next to Skypark’s multi-story car park. A standard room with a double bed starts at $127 per night

– A family room with 2 double beds starts at $143 per night.

Both room types come with free wifi and an en suite bathroom. You can also add breakfast to your stay for an additional cost. Check current prices and availability here.

JFK Terminal 8 Food

As of June 2022, there are 12 restaurants or food options you can get at Terminal 8 at JFK airport. Of the 12 restaurants, they scored an average rating of 3.5 which is decent but not exceptional.

This does not mean that the food at Terminal 8 is not that good. In fact, there are some really good food options depending on what you’re looking for.

JFK Terminal 8 Restaurants:

Below are the restaurants on Terminal 8;

Restaurants Details and Menu/Food Options at JFK Terminal 8

Bobby Van’s Grill at JFK Terminal 8:

Bobby Van’s Grill is a great option for a quick bite or a sit-down meal. The menu offers burgers, sandwiches, salads, and entrees such as steak, chicken, and fish.

It is located in the main terminal 8 section and is open every day from 6 am to 9 pm.

My favorite dish in this restaurant is the steak and eggs served with home fries and toast which costs $29.

Here is a link to the entire menu.

Below is a map showing you how you can locate this restaurant when you are in Terminal 8.

Starbucks at JFK Terminal 8:

Starbucks is always a great option for coffee, pastries, and light snacks. The lines at Starbucks can be very long, so make sure to give yourself plenty of time if you want to stop here.

As of June 6, 2022, Starbucks at JFK Terminal 8 is temporarily closed.

Starbucks is located in the Concourse C section of Terminal 8 close to gate 46.

Here is a map of where you can find Starbucks in each section.

Cascata at JFK Terminal 8:

On Concourse C of Terminal 8, you can opt to grab food from Cascata restaurant. It is located close to Gate 34 and next to the Hudson News stand. It is open daily from 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM

This restaurant, with an eclectic menu of small dishes, distinctive sandwiches, flatbreads, and wraps, has quickly become a popular destination for residents and tourists alike. Try the Chicken and Brie crostini, one of the restaurant’s many tempting options.

If your layover is less than an hour and this restaurant happens to be close to your boarding gate, grab a sandwich and eat it quickly. It can take less than 5 mins to get your food at this restaurant.

Dunkin’ Donuts:

Dunkin’ Donuts is another restaurant at Terminal 8 before Security on level 1 at the arrivals/baggage claims section.

They are open 24 hours.

I would recommend this restaurant if you are in a hurry and just want coffee and a light snack such as a bagel. You can also get breakfast here I have a rule when I am traveling that I only eat once I am inside the airport and awaiting to board the plane. Eating in restaurants before security and TSA screening can waste your time, especially if your flight has started boarding.

SoHo Bistro:

SoHo Bistro is located on Concourse C of Terminal 8 near Gate 43. The menu offers salads, sandwiches, burgers, pizzas, and pasta.

They also have grilled sandwiches, flatbreads, and salads and can have a pint or a glass of wine with your food. Breakfast options include brioche French toast or eggs benedict. They also have TVs playing football at all times.

The restaurant is open from 6:00 am to 8:00 pm.

I would recommend this restaurant if you have time to sit down and enjoy a meal. The food is decent and reasonably priced. If you have a 2-hour+ layover, go for this restaurant.

  • Phone: +1 718-656-1012

Abitino’s Pizzería:

If you are looking for pizza, Abitino’s Pizzeria is your best option at JFK airport Terminal 8. It is located on Concourse C near Gate 40. The menu offers a variety of pizzas, calzones, pasta dishes, and salads.

It is located on Terminal 8, concource C between Gates 38 and 40;

You can also get beer, wine, or soda with your meal.

The restaurant is open from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm.

I would recommend this restaurant if you are looking for a quick and easy meal. The pizza is good and the prices are reasonable.

If you have less than 1 hour to board go to these restaurants at JFK Terminal 8:

  1. Cascata: They have sandwiches and wraps and they served pretty quickly. You can order quickly and still get time to board on time before the final call.
  2. Dunkin’ Donuts: If you want a drink or a quick bite to have, go for Dunkin’ Donuts
  3. Starbucks: This is also a great option but unfortunately is not open now.
  4. Euro Cafe: This one is also on Terminal 8 before security and they serve fresh coffee, soups and sandwiches, salads, and locally baked pastries at any time of day. You can get these quickly without losing time.

If you have 2 hours+ layovers, go for these restaurants at JFK Terminal 8:

  1. Abitino’s pizza: It may take up to 10 mins to get your pizza or longer depending on the number of customers being served. Prepare to wait up to 20 mins or longer and recommend using it if you have at least an hour to wait for your boarding.
  2. O’Neal Restaurant: On Concource B, O’Neal restaurant offers American fare with a unique twist. The menu features fresh, made-to-order dishes that are sure to tantalize your taste buds.
  3. SoHo Bistro: It is located on Concourse C of Terminal 8 near Gate 43. The menu offers salads, sandwiches, burgers, pizzas, and pasta. They also have grilled sandwiches, flatbreads, and salads and can have a pint or a glass of wine with your food.

JFK Terminal 5 Restaurants and Food: Don’t Fly Hungry

If you’re looking for some good food options before your flight out of JFK, Terminal 5 has you covered. There are a number of restaurants both before and after security to choose from, so no matter what your taste or budget may be, you’ll be able to find something to eat.

JFK Terminal 5 Restaurants:

The rating of the above restaurants you can get something to eat at Terminal 5 of JFK were based on the ratings at JFK-Airport.com, an independent website that provided info on JFK Aiport Terminals including lounges and restaurants.

Food-to-go/Fast-Food at JFK Terminal 5:

The hotel info above is credit to JFK 4 NYC

If you have less than an hour layover, you can grab this food at JFK’s Terminal 5;

The hotel info above is credit to JFK 4 NYC

If you have more than an-hour, you can go for the following food options;

The hotel info above is credited to JFK 4 NYC

Food & Dining Hours at JFK Terminal 5:

  • Pizza Vino—7:30am to 9pm, B Concourse
  • McDonald’s—6am to 12am, Retail Lounge
  • Buffalo Wild Wings—7am to 10pm, B Concourse
  • Camden Foods—5am to 9pm, Retail Lounge
  • Mi Casa—5:30am to 8pm, B Concourse
  • Dunkin Donuts—5am to 9pm, Arrivals Hall
  • Dunkin Donuts—5am to 2:30pm, Gate B32

The hotel info above is credited to JFK 4 NYC. You can also check out hotels near JFK Airport here.

Sleep Pods at JFK – Full Guide 2022

From the moment you step out of your car and take a deep breath, JFK can feel like the most uncomfortable airport in America. The crowds are large and unruly, it’s hot as all get-out, and there’s nothing to do but stand in line for hours on end. So thankfully, JFK has finally come up with a solution: sleep pods!

These comfortable little cubbies have been popping up at different terminals around the airport over the past few months. They’re designed to offer weary travelers an opportunity to escape from their stressors while they wait for their flights. And best of all – they’re free! Just head over to any terminal that has them (they’re scattered throughout) and find yourself a cozy place to snooze.

Jetblue Sleep Pods at JFK

Back in 2016, JetBlue unveiled four state-of-the-art sleeping pods at John F. Kennedy International Airport, each with a mix of lights, music, and vibrations to gently rouse passengers 20 minutes later. The aim is to put tired travelers to sleep and wake them gently about 20 minutes later. When it launched it was featured in NY Post here.

US airports with sleep pods - JFK GoSleep

The Jetblue sleep pods were installed by GoSleep a company that specializes in rest equipment.

Each pod includes a long leather mattress with a breathable lockable screen on top. Typically, each pod can be rented by the hour or overnight but it appears that Jetblue decided not to monetize these pods. They are still free despite earlier reports that Jetblue was going to increase the number of pods and start charging a fee.

They are still free on a first-come, first-use basis. Those who use the pod can keep their belongings under the mattress, which is a big concern as many fliers have reported getting worried their stuff is going to get taken away. Munich Airport’s Napcaps and Atlanta Airports’ Minute Suites have figured out the solution to this with a lockable mini cubicle.

Each pod includes a quick-charger for electronic devices and users are responsible for cleaning their own pod with the cleaning products provided.

JFK Terminal 4 Sleep Pods:

At Terminal 4 of JFK, you can book Escape Pods which are slightly designed differently from the GoSleep or RestWork models.

As you can see from the images below, they look more like small office cubicles and that’s correct. It’s because they are just that – mini-offices at the airport but if you’re super tired and want a quiet space to rest your head on top of a table without a bed, this is an option for you.

Jabbrrbox: An airport lounge

Escape Pods are more like workstations than sleep or napping spots and they describe it well on their website that their pods are a “technology-equipped workspace that is plush and quiet, with thoughtfully-designed touches for those who need an escape from the hustle and bustle of the busy airport terminal.”

Snapshot of Escape Pods Website's Homepage
Snapshot of Escape Pods Website’s Homepage

While you can go and nap there for some time, Escape Pods are mostly meant for business travelers who may have some work to do in between their flights. If you book an escape pod, you will have access to these amenities.

  • 24-inch screen with photobooth capabilities,
  • Access to a terminal map and your flight information.
  • Large table to work at,
  • USB charging ports, and
  • Encrypted Wi-Fi.

When you book a space, you’ll receive the lock PIN on your email that you’ll use to unlock the pod.

The max amount of time you get is 2 hours and it appears that their pricing is similar during the day and at night. Below are their fees;

  • 15 mins – $10
  • 30 mins – $15
  • 45 mins – $25
  • 60 mins – $30
  • 90 mins – $45
  • 120 mins – $60.

Below is a snapshot of a sample booking I made from their website’s booking page

A snapshot of Escape pods' booking fees
A snapshot of Escape pods’ booking fees at JFK

Escape Pods is part of the Jabbrrbox network which is an app-based tech company offering these mini-office solutions in different airports. Jabbrrbox is pioneering a new concept and looks like they’ve already onboarded 11 airports – including JFK. They are also in Tacoma, Seattle, and Portland International Airport. Read more about them on their website here.

They have been featured on CNN and on Techweek

If you’d like, you can also check out their iOS app or Android app.

Terminal 5 Sleep Pods

At terminal 5, you can sleep in sleep pods (Airside) for up to 20 minutes free of charge. JetBlue has JetNap Energypods that are located next to Gate 16 and between gates 27 & 28 There are a total of 10 pods, which are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Read more on JetBlue’s website here. On the landside, you can use TWA sleep pods as well.

jetnaps energy pods at terminal 5 jfk
JetNaps at Terminal 5, JFK Airport; Photo courtesy of Metronaps

Terminal 7 Sleep Pods by British Airways

In 2021, British Airways also installed Sleep pods at Terminal 7 of JFK airport. B. Airways pioneered EnergyPod, a technology developed by Rest Works. British Airways is offering the 7 pods at the BA terminal as complimentary and you do not need to book ahead of time. When you get to the Terminal, you need to use their British Airways ‘Your Menu’ lounge app to check availability in real-time.

Restworks is a company specialized in providing workplace sleep technology and rest facilities such as massage chairs and nap pods and has installed it at Heathrow and JFK. Check out sleep pods at Heathrow Airport here.

Other US Airports with Sleep Pods

Other than JFK, the following sleep pods in the US also have sleep pods;

Sleep Pods alternatives at JFK:

TWA Hotel

If you’re not a fan of the idea of taking a nap in an airport, don’t worry – JFK has plenty of other options for weary travelers. One such option is TWA Hotel which is located inside the hotel. TWA Hotel has a package for those looking to sleep during the day and regular night-time packages.

The day packages, called are available daily from 6 AM to 8 PM ET for a minimum of four hours and a maximum of 12 hours. Their cheapest rate is $149 for a max of 4 hours. You can check to price for all options here. When you add the tax, it cost almost $200 as shown in the snapshot I took below;

Other great options to sleep if you don’t want to go with sleep pods:

How Sleep Pods work

Sleep pods are rest equipment that reclines and has a noise-masking system. They come with an amenity kit that has earplugs and an eye mask, as well as a heated blanket if it gets cold. You can control the pod’s light and sound to get ready for a good night’s sleep. When you’re done sleeping, the pod will play a light jazz melody to gently wake you up.

FAQs

Q: Can you sleep at JFK during layovers?

A: Yes, you can sleep at JFK during layovers. In fact, JFK and a number of airports offer sleep pods for travelers but also have nearby hotels.

Q: How much do the sleep pods cost?

A: The JFK sleep pods are free to use.

Q: How long can I use the sleep pod for?

A: You can use the sleep pod for up to two hours.

Q: How do I book a sleep pod at JFK?

A: The sleep pods are available on a first-come, first-served basis so there is no need to book in advance. Just head over to the airport and look for the nearest sleep pod.

Q: Does JetBlue have a lounge at JFK?

A: Yes, JetBlue has a lounge at JFK. The lounge is located in Terminal 5 and offers a variety of amenities such as Wi-Fi, charging stations, food and drinks, and more.

Q: What are the hours of the JetBlue lounge?

A: The hours of the JetBlue Lounge vary depending on the day. However, the lounge is typically open from early morning to late evening.

Q: What is the cost of the JetBlue lounge?

A: The cost of the JetBlue Lounge varies depending on the day. However, it typically costs between $35 and $50 to enter or can book one of the hotels close to JFK

Q: Can I leave JFK Airport during a layover?

A: Yes, you can leave JFK Airport during a layover. In fact, there are a number of things to do in the city of New York and the surrounding areas.

Q: What is the best way to get from JFK Airport to Manhattan?

A: The best way to get from JFK Airport to Manhattan is by metro train, taxi or Uber.

Q: What is the cost of a taxi from JFK Airport to Manhattan?

A: The cost of a taxi from JFK Airport to Manhattan typically costs between $55 and $75 depending on the time of day. There are also other places or things to do around JFK.

Q: Are there sleep pods at JFK terminal 4

A: In early 2022, we just checked and it is still under planning to be launched in the future.

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