'GoSleep’ Sleeping Pods And Other Micro-Hotels For Weary Travelers

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    Abu Dhabi International Airport: ‘GoSleep’ Sleeping Pods
    These Finnish-designed sleeping pods offer a fully enclosed chair, which converts into a private flat bed, along with sliding shades that cut out airport noise, light and crowds.


    The next time you transfer through Abu Dhabi International Airport, don’t be surprised to find a bizarre collection of futuristic “sleeping pods” lined up like eggs in a crate.

    Ten of the $12.25-per-hour pods now reside in Terminal 3, along with 10 more in the Al Dhabi Lounge at Terminal 1.

    Inside each capsule, travelers with a penchant for napping right in the middle of the terminal can find a fully enclosed chair, which converts into a private flat bed, along with sliding shades that cut out airport noise, light and crowds.

    Three-dozen more “GoSleep” pods are to be fitted across the airport later this year, and, once installed, all will be upgraded with Internet access, storage space for luggage and valuables, and a power source for laptops, mobile phones and other electronic devices.

    “We find the rates a little expensive, but if you’re in need of a couple of hours of much-needed sleep or just want to escape from the noise and hustle and bustle, it will definitely be cheaper than a hotel room in this pricey city,” Amy Tokic of the blog Sleeping in Airports noted. “They only fit one person, so the GoSleep Pods are best for individual travelers -- families and randy couples that are looking for a little airport nookie are out of luck.”


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