Traveling internationally through or domestically within Saudi Arabia can be a breeze, especially if you have access to a comfortable airport lounge. The Plaza Premium lounges, located across multiple airports across the kingdom, offer the perfect place for travelers to rest and prepare for their next flight. Currently, you can find these lounges established across three major airports, namely King Fahd International Airport (DMM), King Abdul Aziz International Airport (JED), and Riyadh King Khalid International Airport (RUH).

At the Riyadh King Khalid International Airport, you can find the Plaza Premium Lounge at Terminal 2 (international departures after immigration) on the Mezzanine Floor opposite Gate 21, which remains open 24×7 while having the capacity to accommodate up to 200 guests. On the other hand, the lounge at the Jeddah King Abdul Aziz International Airport is located near Gate 39 at Terminal 1 (international departures) and is ideal for a quick escape before your flight. Lastly, at the Dammam King Fahd International Airport, you can find the lounge at the departure level within the airport restricted area (opposite to the Al Dawa Pharmacy and adjacent to Alinma Bank).

All of the above-mentioned lounges offer comfortable amenities and culinary delights, and if you are looking to spend some time at either of them, then our in-depth guide on the entry requirements or how you can purchase your access should come in handy.

Who Can Gain Access to the Lounge

Accessing any of the Plaza Premium Lounges in Saudi Arabia requires you to travel with Star Alliance or Oneworld member airlines. Star Alliance airline members include Air India, EGYTPAIR, Ethiopian Airlines, Lufthansa, and Turkish Airlines. Alternatively, the Oneworld airline members include British Airways, Qatar Airways, Royal Jordanian, and Sri Lankan Airlines. Other air service providers include Emirates, Gulf Air, Oman Air, Etihad, FlyDubai, and Kuwait Airways.

Additionally, if you are a member of Priority Pass or your international credit card bundles a Priority Pass membership, then you can gain access to any of the Plaza Premium Lounges. Access is provided to Dragon Pass members, Lounge Key members, and owners of American Express credit cards (Platinum or Centurion).

Remember that the aforementioned entry requirements are subject to change, and if you have any specific queries that you would like to be answered, then be sure to contact the Plaza Premium customer care team via phone at +966 13 88 30106 (Dammam), +966 11 2219327 (Riyadh), or +966 12 569 5070 (Jeddah). You can also send an email to [email protected].

How to Pay and Access Without Membership

In any case, if you cannot obtain straightforward access to the Plaza Premium lounges in Saudi Arabia through the measures mentioned beforehand, you can pay for access to them.

As of the current day, the walk-in fee is around SAR (Saudi Riyal) 198, or $53 per person, for a three-hour stay, and around SAR 360, or $96, for a six-hour stay. Bookings can be made online, and cancellations are only allowed 24-hours in advance of your booked date and time, for which a $10 (SAR 38) or 25 per cent of the total booking amount (whichever is higher) will be deducted as a cancellation fee. Also, children under 2 years old will be provided free access to the lounge.

To start the online booking process, follow the steps mentioned below.

  1. Begin your journey by visiting the respective website for your airport: King Fahd International Airport (DMM), King Abdul Aziz International Airport (JED), and Riyadh King Khalid International Airport (RUH).
  2. On the landing page, click on ‘Reserve Now’, and you will be required to enter your visit date, time, and the number of passengers (adults and children).
  3. In the next step, you will be asked to either sign in to your ‘Smart Traveller’ account or continue as a guest. If you continue as a guest, you will be required to enter your name, country of residence, contact number, email address, flight carrier name, and flight number.
  4. Finally, you will be able to confirm your details and pay the requisite amount online. Once done, a confirmation message will be sent to your email ID.

Everything Else You Need to Know

When you visit any of the Plaza Premium lounges in Saudi Arabia, you will be presented with a variety of seating options catering to different preferences. From comfortable armchairs to individual recliners, so that you can get some much-needed rest or sleep. The lounges also feature dedicated work areas with tables, computer workstations, and power outlets to help users get their professional work done.

When it comes to amenities, these lounges offer a selection of local and international cuisines, with some dishes freshly prepared in their kitchens. Additionally, you will find hot and cold beverages, including tea, coffee, and soft drinks (no alcoholic drinks are provided in Saudi Arabian airport lounges). Complimentary WiFi will be available, allowing you to stay connected with your loved ones, along with entertainment areas featuring televisions to help you catch up on the latest news.

Other notable amenities include dedicated prayer rooms, shower facilities, and wellness centers such as spas. Lastly, all of these lounges remain open throughout the day, so that whenever you arrive, you will be assured a proper welcome.