After checking in for our flight to Abu Dhabi on Wizz Air, we had some time before boarding so we navigated to the only lounge at Aqaba Airport: The Pearl Lounge.
Getting to Aqaba Pearl Lounge
To get to the lounge, you must first clear security and immigration and head towards to gate 3. Next to gate 3, there is a hallway with airline offices and on one corner the lounge is located.
Aqaba Pearl Lounge Operational Hours
Interestingly, the lounge operates 24 hours since the flight schedule at Aqaba International Airport varies daily. I never thought a lounge at this small airport would run for 24 hours daily.
Aqaba Pearl Lounge Entry Requirements
The Pearl Lounge is accessible with Priority Pass and other airport lounge access programs. If you do not hold one of these program cards, you can also purchase access for US$25 for adults and half the price for children below the age of 17 years old.
Aqaba Pearl Lounge Layout and Seating
The Pearl Lounge offers spacious 500 sqm of space with a small buffet area, meeting room and a business center. My first impression was, it somehow resembles the lounge at Tunis Airport with a similar color tone and theme.
On the lounge’s website, it states there are seats for up to 60 passengers but in reality, there were a couple of sofas that were dispersed all over the lounge.
On each corner of the lounge, there is a small dedicated business area with a table for four behind it.
More large sofas were available beside the business center.
Aqaba Pearl Lounge Dining
There is no separate dining area but a small section beside the entrance with drinks and pastries. There were even wines available in plastic cups. The light option was not that grand but enough to kill some hunger before the flight.
Aqaba Pearl Lounge Restroom
The restrooms are located behind a door that is beside the dining section. The entrance to the restroom looked very old but inside it was modern and kept clean. Unfortunately, there is no shower room in the lounge.
Prior to our flight on Wizz Air to Abu Dhabi, we had a quick visit to the lounge to grab something to eat before the flight since the airline did not offer a meal service. The Aqaba Pearl Lounge is accessible by lounge programs and credit card partners or by paying a fee.
It offers spacious space and seating with plenty of drinks and snacks before the flight. There used to be more dining options in the past but I think due to the pandemic, there were some cuts to the service.