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Marhaba Opens Its First Airport Lounge In Australia

UAE-based company expands its global footprint


marhaba, the provider of premium airport passenger services has opened its first airport lounge in Australia. Recently completing over 25 years of operations in Dubai, marhaba is building its global network. In addition to its new facility in Australia, marhaba also opened a new lounge at Karachi’s Jinnah International Airport in July this year. marhaba also offers a meet and assist service and operates lounges in Dubai (DXB and DWC) and Bahrain. 

The spacious Melbourne lounge features comfortable seating for 200 guests, a quiet zone for relaxation, shower facilities and buffet cuisine from around the globe.  Much-loved coffee provider Hudson Coffee is also on site in the lounge, preparing fresh coffee from its dedicated barista bar. 

Speaking at the official opening of the lounge, Mr Gary Chapman, President, dnata, said: “Australia is a very important market to us and we continue to look for opportunities to bring more of our services to customers here.”    

"We already operate Australia’s leading in-flight catering company, Alpha Flight Services, and are delighted to add the marhaba brand of airport hospitality to serve Melbourne and those passing through Melbourne Airport." 

Melbourne Airport is the second busiest in Australia and one of the most important travel gateways in the country with more than 33 million passengers in 2016. International passenger traffic is expected to reach 64 million by 2033.  Discerning travellers who desire a good pre and post-flight experience will be able to take advantage of marhaba’s services.

Passengers wishing to use the marhaba lounge can make online bookings at or simply walk in and pay for access on the spot.

The marhaba brand is part of dnata, one of the world’s largest air services providers, offering ground handling, cargo, travel, and flight catering services in 84 countries across six continents.  marhaba was established in 1991 and has been helping passengers to seamlessly arrive and depart from airports for over 25 years - from speedy clearance to facilitating transfers, baggage and family travel.  Besides Melbourne, marhaba also operates airport lounges in Dubai, Bahrain and Karachi. Its meet and greet services are available at major airports worldwide, including Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport.

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