Dubai Sleeping

Sleeping in a SnoozeCube: Dubai Airport

By on August 14, 2015


As I walked through Dubai airport at 3am, I realised I had 7 hours until my flight to Kenya.

I had 2 options:

Option A (AKA economical option): Join the rest of the community who had decided to set up camp on the floor underneath the chairs.

Option B (AKA premium option): Splurge on a ‘SnoozeCube’.

locationmapdxbt1I splurged. As nice as DXB is, there was no way I was going to get any sleep on that floor. And I still had to make it through a day in Nairobi. It was a splurge for my own wellbeing.

But what is a SnoozeCube? Well according to the website ‘SnoozeCubes offer a perfect example of what happens when you take an innovative approach to the ever growing demand of international travelers visiting the most crowded places in the world.’

According to me, it is the best $100 I have ever spent in an airport. Yep, sure beats $100 spent on duty free alcohol… (Maybe)

IMG_1623It’s not quite a hotel room but it is a huge step up from terminal seating. These micro-hotel room’s right inside the terminal and at $21USD per hour (or $28USD per hour for a double room) it sure beats the $65US per hour that the airport hotel charges. If you are need in some sleep before your onward journey, it is well worth the splurge.

The precious 4 hours in my SnoozeCube may have saved me from some serious exhaustion.

Dubai Airport currently has 10 sound-proofed SnoozeCube units installed adjacent to C 22 at Dubai International’s Terminal 1. Each SnoozeCube has a bed, touchscreen TV offering music and movies,  wifi access, and room to hang your coat and store your carry-on luggage.


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Kat Knapp

Hello! I am a 22-year old Australian currently training to be a pilot and studying journalism and sociology I have visited 69 countries across all 7 continents and love to explore. Here is where I share my adventures.