(NEW YORK) — No more trying to get comfortable on a chair outside your airport gate when you’re traveling through Abu Dhabi. The airport announced this week the arrival of GoSleep pods, claiming to be the world’s first airport to debut the chairs that convert to private, lie-flat beds.
Ten sleeping pods are available in Terminal 3 and in the Al Dhabi Lounge in Terminal 1, with an additional 35 expected later this year.
After an initial launch phase, the chairs will be upgraded to include Internet access, secure storage for luggage and other valuables, and will allow customers to charge their laptops, mobile telephones, and other electronic devices.
The cost of using the sleep pods is about $12 per hour.
Abu Dhabi might be the first airport to install GoSleep pods, but other airports have long been creative about giving travelers a place to sleep.
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