The On-board Lounge was first introduced on August 1st 2008 and has since become a mainstay of Emirate’s double decker aircraft. Now in its 9th year, the Emirates A380 On-board Lounge (OBL) is arguably the most popular social spot at 40,000 feet.

I was given the opportunity to preview the On-board Lounge earlier this year in the Arabian Travel Market.

On August 1st 2017, Emirates’ newly revamped A380 On-board Lounge made its operational debut on a flight to Kuala Lumpur; this marked the 9th anniversary of the airline’s award-winning A380 service.

I flew their 96th, and latest, A380 A6-EUX to Kuala Lumpur last weekend and it featured the new On-board Lounge!

a infographic of a bar

See the Emirates new Onboard Lounge in 360 degrees below!

The New Emirates A380 Onboard Lounge - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA

The latest makeover of the lounge, inspired by private yacht cabin designs, features a more intimate and sociable area.

See the actual pictures taken on-board. The seating area resembles a private jet with all the luxury furnishings!


The seating area comes with a spacious table where you can enjoy drinks at, you could even have your meal served here if you so desired.


I personally think it is a great improvement over the previous version, with a lighter wood trim and a proper seating area with table. I took my meal in the lounge area and was ready to mingle with the other passengers and crew at 40,000 feet!

Want to sample the new Emirates A380 Onboard Lounge?

Currently there are 2 (2 Class) A380 featuring the new lounge doing regular flights to Kuala Lumpur.

And here are some more picture of my posing as Bartender for fun! 😀

With the amazing EK342 crew at the new Emirates A380 Onboard Lounge - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA

Watch my Youtube Video of the new Emirates Onboard Lounge