After my First Class flight on-board Saudia from London to Riyadh, I had about 4 hours in transit before my next flight to Dubai. I use the excellent AlFursan First Class Lounge.
The AlFursan lounge is split into First and Business Class. The entry rules are below. (from Saudia website)
|Eligibility Rules items||Alfursan First Class Lounges||Alfursan Lounges|
|Guest / Family||
ALFURSAN LOUNGES ACCESS FEES:
SAUDIA opens its door for all guests to access Alfursan lounges regardless of their travel class or Alfursan membership tier.
|Airport||Lounge||SAUDIA Passengers Access Fee (Adult/Child)||Other Airlines Passengers Access Fee (Adult/Child)|
|RUH||Domestic||136.5 / 68 SAR||189 / 94.5 SAR|
|International||168 / 84 SAR||262.5 / 131.5 SAR|
|147 / 73.5 SAR||210 / 105 SAR|
I took the following pictures during my late night/early morning transit. The First Class lounge was quiet. There were several passengers in the lounge on a 5am JFK flight.
There were separate shower room just for the First Class section. A nice towel swan greeted me when I freshen up after the London flight.
The Al Maha dining room is beautiful. There was a buffet spread but no a la carte dining. There were several waiters to take care of me. Of course,there is no alcohol served in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
As I have an overnight transit, I slept on the sofa in the Al Majli lounge most of the time. There were also several private quiet room but it was occupied during my transit.
Overall the lounge is pleasant and airy. You can see the whole terminal from the lounge. After 4 hours, I was ready for my next flight to Dubai on Saudia A330.