The Pearl Lounge at Bahrain Airport is certified as a 5-star lounge


By Peter Miller, Skytrax – London, UK

The Pearl Lounge at Bahrain International has been certified as a 5-star lounge by the international airline rating agency Skytrax. The living room reaches a level of luxury close to a 5 star hotel.

the Pearl Lounge occupies an area of ​​2,690 m² and can accommodate 445 customers. It is divided into ten individually designed zones, each offering a distinct ambience. In March 2022, some parts of the lounge were closed due to COVID-19 restrictions and limited customer numbers, but normally all lounges will be reopened.

President of Hala Bahrain, Mohamed Yousif Al Binfalahnoted: “Airport lounges are one of the most enjoyable parts of the travel experience and BAC, in conjunction with Hala Bahrain, strives to maintain the highest standards at the Pearl Lounge. Offering traditional Bahraini hospitality in a modern setting, the lounge offers an ideal retreat for individuals, groups, business travelers and families. The warm and welcoming nature of airport employees is the foundation of the travel experience at BIA. While the lounge’s comfortable facilities and impressive services will leave a lasting impression, we believe the exceptional customer service is what passengers will remember most fondly..”

Edward Plaisted of Skytrax noted: “Conceived according to the principles and design of a 5-star hotel, the Pearl Lounge is finished to the most excellent standards, providing the most luxurious and relaxing ambience where guests can easily forget they are in an international environment. airportt. The salon decor and furnishings are of a truly exceptional standard, offering a wide variety of options, and access to power/charging facilities is available throughout the salon. This is definitely one of the world’s best airport/independent lounges in today’s market.”

From the reception, one can access the central hall with a variety of comfortable armchairs and sofas, or go to the Majlis, an Arabic word describing the place where guests and friends are welcomed. The adjacent lounge offers all-day breakfast and afternoon tea service, in luxurious style.

The lounge has ample seating options, and next door is the library where a staffed bar serves wines, beers, cocktails, and other beverages. A family area and games lounge are located to one side of the saloon.

The Forno Italian cuisine section offers freshly made pizza and pasta, while the tasting room offers a wide range of hot and cold buffets and a la carte dining.

Two well-equipped bathrooms are at your disposal, including Elemis shower facilities. Lounge customers also benefit from direct elevator access to the Hotel Bahrain Airport Transit which offers a wide choice of rooms and the 5-star spa service operated by Gulf Spa.

The Pearl Lounge has also reached the 5 Star COVID-19 Air Lounge Safety Ratingwhich certifies that the safety and hygiene measures in the salon meet the highest standards and provide improved levels of safety for customers and staff.

Trade show assessment is applied following detailed inspections and professional quality standards analysis and assessment by Skytrax’s audit team, typically covering over 250 product analysis areas and services.

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The Pearl Lounge is operated by Hala Bahraina subsidiary owned by Bahrain Airport Companyprovides high-end hospitality services to Bahrain International Airport. The new futuristic state-of-the-art terminal is designed to provide comfort and connections with a more personal Bahraini atmosphere. It offers a hassle-free approach to modern air travel and strengthens the country’s position as a financial, cultural and aviation hub in the region. Bahrain Airport Company has managed and operated the airport since 2010. The airport serves a growing number of airlines and serves as a regional hub for global cargo companies, including DHL, which has made Bahrain their base for serving the Middle East since the 1980s. Operations moved to the new passenger terminal in January 2021, increasing the airport’s capacity to 14 million passengers a year and cementing its reputation as an attractive hub for airlines and travelers .


Skytrax, the international air transport rating organization, was established in 1989 and is based in London, UK. the Rating of airline lounges is a leading international rating system operating since 1999, which ranks lounges at airports around the world based on the quality of facilities, equipment and staff service.


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