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Abu Dhabi, UAE: Airport Catnaps $12.50 An Hour


This Middle Eastern airport is not the first to offer small nap spaces. Many Asian terminals have locker-like cocoons for weary travelers. However, Abu Dhabi has a unique, egg-shaped solution for finding resting places.

The available GoSleep pods in the airport waiting area are chairs that convert into flat beds and feature sliding privacy shades that isolate the occupant from noise, light and crowds. For that fee, it may be possible for a person to actually rest in a busy, bustling airport. To misquote Kipling: If you can keep your head down while all around you are screaming theirs off...”

For more information, go to www.abudhabiairport.ae

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Remember Bing’s smooth voice crooning out these lyrics?

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A beautiful sight,
We're happy tonight,
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