Abu Dhabi Airport installs world’s first GoSleep sleeping pods for travelers
With the jet-set lifestyle of most executives and other intercontinental travelers, the foremost luxury then is the much needed sleep. Since one’s schedules and engagements can not be changed, short power naps can be helpful to emerge rejuvenated and refreshed for busy times ahead. For this reason, the idea of sleeping pods came into being, and they seemed to turn rather tech-loaded for the demands of these discerning travelers. The Podtime sleeping pod and the Alberto Frias sleeping pod are the manifestations of these special demands. One place where one can now think of taking power-naps in such luxurious settings at a public space, is the Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) where there are have been 10 such GoSleep sleeping pods already installed in Terminal 1 and 3, and 35 are to arrive by next year. Being one of the busiest airports in the Middle East, AUH needed such facilities for their premises where some travelers are flying across diverse geographical zones. Not just this, but by next year, one would see upgraded facilities of wi-fi internet, and charging slots for most personal devices in these GoSleep sleeping pods. Currently they are on hire for $12.12 (£8) to the hour.
The stylish Finish designed sleeping pods are easy to operate, where the user lies down, and shuts him/herself from any form of external disturbance like noise, or gathering crowds. On top of being able to catch up on some sleep between journeys, one could even be accessing the internet, charging personal devices, and even store their personal luggage in these pods.
Recently the Abu Dhabi had been conferred a 4-star Skytrax rating by the Airport Council International (CI), and this effort to gift the travellers some sleep at the airport, perhaps speaks of their efforts to go even further. Not many airports have this additional feature, but incase one is travelling in Russia, the Moscow Airport could be the place to notice such ‘sleeping corners’.