Travellers jetting off to Dubai with Emirates will once again be able to indulge in pre-flight Champagne and nibbles, with the airline’s lounges in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth re-opening this month. In Sydney and Melbourne, lounge-worthy Qantas passengers can also potentially look in as well.

The Emirates Worldwide Lounges page is now updated with details of the lounge openings. Sydney is first off the rank, with the lounge now open. Melbourne’s lounge is due to reopen on 21 July, while Perth follows shortly after on 28 July 2022.

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Emirates lounge access, opening times

Emirates Business and First Class passengers are welcome (except for the Business Special fares which unbundle lounge access).

Skywards Gold members and higher, along with Qantas Gold members and higher, can also use Emirates lounges when travelling on an EK-marketed and operated flight in Economy and Premium Economy.

Enjoy proper Champagne in the lounge (pictured in Singapore).

Passengers flying Qantas can also use Emirates lounges when flying to most destinations, except for the Americas and South Africa. This includes Qantas Business Class guests, as well as Gold frequent flyers and higher. Here is when you can access the Emirates lounge:


  • Located downstairs in ‘Pier C’ of Terminal 1, near gates 50-63, next to the American Express Lounge.
  • Opens from 4:00 am to 6:00 am before EK415 to Dubai departing at 6:00 am.
  • Opens from 5:10 pm to 9:00 pm before EK413 to Dubai departing at 9:10 pm.


  • Reopens on 21 July 2022.
  • Located upstairs in Terminal 2, near gates 9-10.
  • Opens from 2:15 am to 5:00 am before EK409 to Dubai departing at 5:15 am.
  • Opens from 5:15 pm to 9:00 pm before EK407 to Dubai departing at 9:15 pm.


  • Reopens on 28 July 2022.
  • Located downstairs in Terminal 1 International, opposite gates 50-51.
  • Opens from 7:20 pm to 10:20 pm before EK421 to Dubai departing at 10:20 pm.


  • Closed until further notice.
  • Located upstairs near gate 75 in International Departures.

Summing up

This is great news for Emirates passengers departing from Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. The lounges are generally considered to be of a very high standard, with many hot and pre-plated cold choices, proper Champagne and a self-serve bar.

Dining in the Emirates Singapore lounge – the concept is similar in Australia.

In Sydney and Melbourne, the Emirates lounges compare favourably to Qantas International Business Lounges – but check if the opening hours line up with your flight. First Class and Platinum frequent flyers of either airline can still also use the excellent Qantas International First Lounge.

Emirates won’t say why the Brisbane lounge is still shut or when it might reopen. There are whispers that there could be some refurbishments happening behind the scenes. But by all reports, the airline’s flights from Brisbane to Dubai are quite busy, so hopefully, we’ll get an update on this soon.

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The featured image depicts the Emirates Lounge in Singapore.

Emirates reopens Sydney, Melbourne and Perth lounges was last modified: August 24th, 2023 by Brandon Loo