Sleep Pods at Dubai Airport – Cost & Booking

If you’ve flown through Dubai Airport lately, you’ll quickly notice how busy it is and how it can a hassle to access its latest sleep techs including sleep pods, suites and hotels.

The 2022 stats indicate that Dubai Airport is the busiest airport in the world in terms of international passenger traffic handling 66 million passengers in 2022 ahead of Heathrow and Amsterdam, its key European competitors.

Dubai’s rise in 2022 was a jump of 27% from 2021 figures and part of its improvements can be credited to the innovative airport design and cutting-edge amenities that include the installation of innovative sleep technologies such as Igloo Pods, and sleep suites.

In this article, I have explained in detail the available sleep tech innovations, their cost, where to locate them, how to book, and other alternatives to sleep in Dubai Airport.

What innovative sleep technologies are available in Dubai Airport?

Dubai Airport has aggressively scaled its installation of three innovative sleep technologies which include sleep suites called Flexisuite pods, sleep pods called Igloo Pods and sleep cabins called Yawin Bunk Beds. These innovative sleep methods feature different amenities and are priced differently to support different budgets.

Does Dubai Airport Have Sleep Pods?

Yes, Dubai International Airport has sleep pods that are available for use by passengers located at Terminals 1 and 3. Dubai Airport partnered with Airport Dimensions, a company that manages its sleeping facilities using the website called Sleep n’ Fly. There are over 22 sleep pods at Dubai Airport and they can be accessed using the sleep-n-fly.com website.

When they first opened in March 2021, the sleeping pods saw great demand as reported here.

media reporting on the opening of Dubai airport sleep pods in 2021
Snapshot showing media reporting on the opening of Dubai airport sleep pods in 2021

Airport Dimensions also manage sleep options at Hamad International Airport.

Types of Sleep Tech Options at Dubai Airport

FlexiSuite Pods:

The FlexiSuite pod is a private space that offers furniture including a cotton pillow and a fleece blanket to take a nap or sleep in. The sleeping space is 200 by 70 cm and costs $31 during off-peak periods and up to $48 during peak periods. It is ideal for single passengers.

Sleep lounge Dubai Airport

Below are some amenities you can expect;

  • Individual temperature control, overhead storage, coat hook, mirror and waste bin
  • Screen (no TV) for connection to your compatible laptop, smartphone or tablet – HDMI cable available on request free of charge
  • Disposable headrest cover
  • Fleece blanket, cotton pillow and bed sheet optionally available
  • Wake-up service with hot or cold towel
  • Occupancy: Max. 1 adult

You can read more and make a booking of FlexiSuites here.

Flexisuite pods at Terminal 3 of Dubai airport

Igloo Pods

Igloo pods are even cheaper than Flexisuites going for about $28 per hour during off-peak periods. Its sleeping surface is 200 x 74 cm and has limited amenities including;

  • Disposable headrest cover
  • Fleece blanket, cotton pillow and bed sheet optionally available
  • Occupancy: Max. 1 Person 

Read more and book it here.

YAWN BUNK CABIN

If you want a 2-person sleep option, the Yawn Bunk cabin is the ideal solution as it has a lower and upper bed;

  • Lower bed size: 200 x 140 cm – 1 cotton sleep ’n fly cotton signature pillow, cotton bed sheet and single-sized duvet
  • Upper bed size: 190 x 140 cm – 1 cotton sleep ’n fly cotton signature pillow, cotton bed sheet and single-sized duvet

They go for about $63 per hour. Read more and book here.

Dubai Airport Sleep Pods Price:

The cost of sleeping pods at Dubai Airport ranges from $28 to $63 per hour and depends on the type of sleep pod you choose. The cheapest option is the Igloo pod which costs $28 per hour during off-peak periods. The most expensive option is the Yawn Bunk cabin which costs $63 per hour.

The price to use the pods is charged hourly with the first 2-hours being fixed. Check pod’s prices today here.

image showing how to book sleeping pods at dubai airport

Dubai International Airport Sleep Pods Amenities:

The amenities at Dubai International Airport sleep pods include;

  • Individual temperature control, overhead storage, coat hook, mirror and waste bin
  • Screen (no TV) for connection to your compatible laptop, smartphone or tablet – HDMI cable available on request free of charge
  • Disposable headrest cover
  • Fleece blanket, cotton pillow and bed sheet optionally available
  • Wake-up service with hot or cold towel
  • The amenities vary depending on the type of sleep pod you choose. The most basic option, the Igloo pod, has limited amenities while the more expensive options, such as the Yawn Bunk cabin, have more amenities.

How to Access Dubai International Airport Sleep Pods:

The sleep pods at Dubai International Airport can be accessed by booking them online using sleep-n-fly.com. The website allows you to book any of the sleep pod options described above as well as the lounges.

homepage of sleep n fly website

Locations of Dubai Sleep ‘n fly at Dubai International Airport (DXB)

  • – A-Gates (Terminal 3) opposite Gate A1. Accommodation options: Igloo Pods & YAWN Double Cabins
  • – B-Gates (Terminal 3) between Gates B14 & B18. ***LAUNCHING SUMMER 2022***
  • – C-Gates (Terminal 3) check-in between Gates C14 & C16. Accommodation options: FlexiSuite Pods, YAWN Double & Bunk Cabins
  • – D-Gates (Terminal 1) opposite Gates D6 & D7. Accommodation options: YAWN Lite Single & Double Cabins

Dubai Airport Sleep pods at Terminal 3:

At Terminal 3 of Dubai Airport, you can take advantage of FlexiSuite Pods, YAWN Double & Bunk Cabins located between Gates C14 & C16. According to sleep and fly website, more sleep pods will be installed at Terminal 3 (B Gates) by end of 2022 Summer.

Contacts:

If you have any questions regarding sleep options or regarding a booking of any of Dubai Airports’ sleep pods, you can reach them using the phone number and email below;

  • Phone: +971 52 3551477
  • E-mail: reservations@sleep-n-fly.com

FAQs

Q: How much does it cost to use the sleep pods at Dubai Airport?

A: The cost for using a FlexiSuite starts at 102 AED($31) for the first 2 hours on FlexiSuite and $63 for Yawn Cabin in Terminal 3.

booking for sleep pods

After 2 hours, the FlexiSuite pod increases its price by $12.

Q: Which other airports have sleeping pods?

A: There are many airports with sleeping pods around the world, some of them include:

-Abu Dhabi International Airport

-New York’s JFK

-Abu Dhabi Sleeping

-Amsterdam Schiphol Airport

-Barcelona–El Prat Airport

-Beijing Capital International Airport

-Cairo International Airport

-Frankfurt Airport

-Hong Kong International Airport

-Istanbul Ataturk Airport

-Incheon International Airport

-London Heathrow Airport

-Los Angeles International Airport

-Madrid–Barajas Airport

-Malpensa Airport

-Manchester Airport

-Munich Airport

-Newark Liberty International Airport

-New Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport

-Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport

-Rome–Fiumicino Airport

-San Francisco International Airport

-Singapore Changi Airport

-Suvarnabhumi Airport

-Taipei Taoyuan International Airport

-Tokyo Haneda Airport

-Zürich Airport

Q: What are the sleeping pods like?

A: The sleep pods at Dubai Airport are clean and comfortable, with a focus on providing passengers with a good night’s sleep. Each pod is equipped with a mattress, pillows, blankets, reading light, charging points and Wi-Fi. There are also lockers available for storing luggage.

Q: What hotels are close to Dubai Airport?

A: There are a number of hotels located close to Dubai Airport, including the following:

-Emirates Grand Hotel

-Four Points by Sheraton Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai

-Hilton Garden Inn Dubai Airport

-Hyatt Place Dubai/Al Rigga

-Ibis Styles Dubai Airport

-JW Marriott Marquis Dubai

-Le Meridien Dubai Airport

-Marriott Hotel Al Jaddaf, Dubai

-Mercure Dubai Airport

-Millennium Airport Dubai Hotel

-Novotel Suites Dubai Mall of the Emirates

-Premier Inn Dubai International Airport Terminal 3

-Radisson Blu Hotel, among others.

Q: What are Dubai Airport lounges?

A: Dubai Airport has a number of different lounges that passengers can use, depending on their airline and ticket type. The lounges offer a variety of amenities, such as comfortable seating, TV screens, complimentary snacks and drinks, Wi-Fi and power outlets.

Some of the lounges at Dubai Airport include the following:

-Emirates Business Class Lounge

-Etihad Airways First and Business Class Lounge

-Qantas Business Lounge

– Qatar Airways Premium Terminal

There are also a number of pay-per-use lounges at Dubai Airport, which are open to all passengers regardless of airline or ticket type. These include the following:

-Marhaba Lounge

-Nasmiles Lounge

-Oasis Lounge

Q: What other amenities are available at Dubai Airport?

A: In addition to the sleep pods and lounges, Dubai Airport also offers a wide range of other amenities and services for passengers. These include a variety of shops and restaurants, as well as a number of different services such as currency exchange, baggage storage, and a hair salon.

Q: What are some fun things to do near Dubai Airport?

A: There are a number of fun things to do near Dubai Airport, including the following:

-Visit the Gold Souk

-Explore the Dubai Museum

-Take a ride on the Dubai Creek

-Visit the Jumeirah Mosque

-Shop at the Mall of the Emirates

-Go skiing at Ski Dubai