By Melody Ng, Asia Bureau Chief www.moodiereport.com
UAE. Dubai International Airport has introduced state-of-the-art modular sleeping pods designed to offer travellers comfort, privacy, entertainment and connectivity.
Called SnoozeCube, each of the accommodation units contains a full-sized bed, a touch-screen television offering a selection of entertainment and music, as well as high speed internet access. Most importantly, the units are connected to the airport’s flight information system to ensure that passengers do not miss their flights.
As many as ten of the sound-proofed units have been installed adjacent to Gate 122 at Dubai International’s Terminal 1.
Commenting on the launch of SnoozeCube, Dubai Airports Vice President of Commercial Eugene Barry said: “We are always looking at ways to enhance the level of comfort and indeed the overall customer experience at Dubai International. The SnoozeCube is certain to have a positive effect on both.”
The creator of the SnoozeCube, Larry Swann said that Dubai Airports’ desire to be the first airport to install the system was a reflection of the emirate’s vision to continually enhance the traveller’s experience, particularly at its points of entry and departure.
“Adopting innovative ideas has helped keep Dubai at the forefront of the travel and tourism industries,” said Swann. “And the SnoozeCube is the perfect fit. Having researched airports around the world I realised that the travel experience can be enhanced by providing passengers a place to rest that is convenient, affordable, comfortable and safe.”
During the pilot phase, the SnoozeCube was said to be “an instant hit” particularly among transfer/transit passengers with shorter layover times. It can be used on an hourly basis with rates starting from AED65 (approximately US$17.80) per hour for the first four hours. More info