Dubai International (DXB) “change waiting time into gaming time”

by | Dec 1, 2022 | Digital Transformation, Travel Tech

Dubai International “change their waiting time into gaming time”


Last week, Dubai International (DXB) introduced their new gaming lounge ‘Game Space’. By converting waiting time into gaming time at the airport, DXB hopes to enhance the customers’ experience.

Positioned in Family Zone at B Gates in Terminal 3, Game Space has 40 game stations. Each has 50-inch screens and side-by-side seating for solo and multi-player gaming options. Passengers can choose from 20 leading games to play including Fortnite, League of Legends, Gran Turismo 7, and more. Accommodating for the significant number of football fans visiting during the FIFA World Cup, Game Space also offers multiple football-themed games.

The gaming lounge attempts to reshape the waiting time at the airport into a fun, novel experience. Explaining the concept, Errol McGlothan, Co-Director at Game Space said:

“We are excited to work with Dubai Airports to deliver an innovative new gaming experience for travellers at the world’s leading hub. We know that gaming is incredibly popular in the region and Game Space will allow travellers to change their waiting time at the airport into their gaming time.”

Frédéric Briest, Co-director at Game Space added:

“Working with strategic gaming partners like ASUS, we believe that we have a unique collaboration to push the boundaries of what the lounge experience can be. We are delighted to provide unique and fun moments for beginners to experienced gamers transiting from Dubai.’’

Highlighting where this new addition sits in the airport’s already extensive offering, Eugene Barry, Executive Vice President of Commercial at Dubai Airports, said:

“We are delighted to partner with Game Space to launch this new gaming lounge for our global guests, which adds an exciting new element to our existing range of retail, food and hospitality partnerships across the airport.”

Game Space is open 24/7 with food and drink options also available. This will be accessible to all travels for a fee.

As CEO Dubai Airports, Paul Griffiths oversees DXB. Paul joined us at the World Aviation Festival this year in October, check out the full interview here.


Article by Jess Brownlow