The irresistible drive to catch a moment of rest during a long layover has not gone unnoticed by the minds at GoSleep, who have pioneered a cocoon like sleeping pod in Abu Dhabi for tired travelers to catch some much-needed shut-eye. The sleeping units aren't unique, but certainly startling – startlingly clever, that is.
If you’re a claustrophobic insomniac, the GoSleep sleeping pods probably won’t be of much interest to you, but for international travelers fighting with jet lag and tight schedules, being able to rent a private place to kip for an hour can be godsend. Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) announced last week that it has installed ten of the Finnish-designed GoSleep pods at Abu Dhabi International Airport to provide passengers with individual sleeping quarters while waiting for flights.
Though billed as a “world first,” the GoSleep pods aren’t the first people lockers. Such mini-hotels have already been installed in airports and other places around the world, but the GoSleep opts for a highly compact design with a chair that converts into a flat bed and a roller blind to enclose it and cut off noise and light and provide a bit of privacy.
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