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ABU DHABI — Sleeping pods placed in convenient locations allow people to get some desperately needed shut eye in public. Google may have popularized the concept of having sleeping pods in the workplace, but they're not the only company that uses them. Way back in 2012 with the London Olympics then approaching, one English company anticipated heavy traffic that would affect employees' commutes. So the company built sleeping pods that allowed employees to sleep in the office with privacy, reported Wired Magazine. These sleeping pods included a single mattress, while more advanced models also featured a stereo and a mirror. And now people can also choose to sleep with some privacy (and dignity) at airports instead of sprawling across several seats in front of gawking onlookers. Abu Dhabi International Airport was the first airport in the world to offer sleeping pods in 2013, although the service has since extended to many other airports worldwide — from Dallas-Fort Worth to London Gatwick. Abu Dhabi's GoSleep sleeping pods allow users to lie completely flat. Each pod is able to partly or fully block out sounds in the busy airport, depending on the user's preference. According to the airport's website, later stage pods offer wifi access, power sockets for charging electronic devices and space to store luggage under the cushion. The GoSleep sleeping pods can be rented out for about US $12 an hour — or about the price of three coffees. ----------------------------------------­--------------------- Welcome to TomoNews, where we animate the most entertaining news on the internets. Come here for an animated look at viral headlines, US news, celebrity gossip, salacious scandals, dumb criminals and much more! Subscribe now for daily news animations that will knock your socks off. Visit our official website for all the latest, uncensored videos: http://us.tomonews.net Check out our Android app: http://bit.ly/1rddhCj Check out our iOS app: http://bit.ly/1gO3z1f Get top stories delivered to your inbox everyday: http://bit.ly/tomo-newsletter Stay connected with us here: Facebook http://www.facebook.com/TomoNewsUS Twitter @tomonewsus http://www.twitter.com/TomoNewsUS Google+ http://plus.google.com/+TomoNewsUS/ Instagram @tomonewsus http://instagram.com/tomonewsus -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "Crying dog breaks the internet’s heart — but this sad dog story has a happy ending" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4prKTN9bYQc -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
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Text Comments (210)
Alice Sullivan (10 days ago)
I live there!
Kenny G Choonit (16 days ago)
Do they have oxygen?
James Etyn (16 days ago)
Over 200 thousand individuals who are homeless,vets and so on,sad I’ve had this idea but I wanted to buy an empty field clean it and have those pods place for homeless individuals,and charge 5$ to 10$ a night for homeless people....the world won’t change for any better but for only worst I’m leaving first chance I get....✌️
balaji balu (16 days ago)
Sethu githu tholaiya poringa da, yen da iapdi akkapore panringa 🙄🤕
Dee Timmy-Hutch-Fan (17 days ago)
They need to put those in bus stations too!
Ariel Graham (17 days ago)
I would like my own personal one just to wait in to avoid others at the airport.
Luisa Jorrin (17 days ago)
Id pay for this dingonit!. Just bring your own sheet or blanket. Great invention.
Erika dawn (18 days ago)
What if the door doesn't open back? If its sound proof how'll they know if someone is stuck inside?
win day (18 days ago)
IF THEY CAN'T MAKE MONEY OFF THEM LET THE HOMELESS PEOPLE USE THEM.
Doni Erik (21 days ago)
Yeah, then you will get sleep till your flight gone far far away
Woody 5326 (22 days ago)
$12 bucks an hour will keep the self intitled people from staying in there all day.
Rinku Rajput (24 days ago)
Well idea is not bad, I'll use my full an hour doing masterbute inside of my privacy while watching some stuff. 😂😋😎🤣
Giorgos Glinis (24 days ago)
No need to pay for a house... No need for personal life... Google take cares for everything! Do not forget to install the chip in your forehead...
M. (25 days ago)
Jack-Shack
Mr Dupur (25 days ago)
Abu Dhabi is exiting Dubai
David Thomas (26 days ago)
Get two people in there and no need to join the 'mile high club'.
Jaspreet singh (26 days ago)
Very good but maintaining hygene of the pod with so many travelers is the biggest question
Donkey Bellerin (26 days ago)
It would be hilarious if i paid for 2 hours and end up having insomnia for 1 hour
Brian Sokoloski (27 days ago)
About the cost of 3 coffees is $12.00 not where I buy my coffee is only 99 cents a cup
kecola (28 days ago)
I'm not claustrophobic but I would be afraid of getting stuck in that pod. I wouldn't be able to sleep because of that.
Reed Campbell (28 days ago)
Never. The germs
m1n3 c7afty (28 days ago)
I wouldnt want the stereo, if you're in too long the company can blast music at you too wake you up again
Victor Greystoke II (28 days ago)
Wow that's totally awesome! I need one for camping! 😀😊😴😪
El Sea (28 days ago)
Imagine...when people finally realize how little they actually need to be comfortable...most cities won’t let us build minimalist essential needs houses...toilet/shower/small kitchen/bed....for some reason...but the power of fad and trend is stronger and actually makes law...I foresee a day when almost anyone can afford to NOT be homeless when cities allow super tiny homes to be built, at least in some areas...
Max Noerenberg (29 days ago)
good idea but $12 per hour is a bit steep....seeing that you actually can sleep / nap on the waiting room seat for free!.....or check into a nearby hostel for the same price and you got showers and breakfast included!
Tongue Less (29 days ago)
Pay to sleep.. nice. Next stop for humans will be breathing counters.
ayaanle idris (29 days ago)
what if u get trapped?
R. D. (29 days ago)
12 dollar fap station initiated
Random Entertainment (29 days ago)
sleeping in one of thise is asking to catch a disease
Astro Mars (29 days ago)
Good luck germs and diseases!
Ebony Boop (1 month ago)
Those things look scary. Wake up in space.
Johnny Doeboy (27 days ago)
Ebony Boop Pretty mean, Ebony
Ebony Boop (27 days ago)
Johnny Doeboy No Johnny. I mean eject them like a vhs tape. Thats the way to get rid of criminals and unwanted guest.
Johnny Doeboy (28 days ago)
Ebony Boop Sensory Deprivation Tank is what you're thinking about lol
Glenonica1 (1 month ago)
Who cleans and sensitizes these from one person to the next?
Let's Gaming YT (1 month ago)
At Helsinki-Vantaa Airport, there are those sleeping pods. They cost 5€/hour but between 18 and 21 they are free. We have WI-FI TOO!
Let's Gaming YT (1 month ago)
We have sleeping pods too! At Helsinki-Vantaa Airport. And only 5€/hour!
Agalakov Natalia (1 month ago)
I would dying from claustrophobia and scare that this sliding door will broke in this capsule
wolf spirit (1 month ago)
I’m ready to board my flight now I’m sorry sir your flight left 2 hours ago 😆
isaac mcnees (1 month ago)
Probably smell like farts
Miles Campbell (1 month ago)
If only they moved where you wanted to go
Sunil Seth (1 month ago)
I would rather preferred - To sleep on the Grass outside the Offices or airports.
Elephant In The Room (1 month ago)
cost to sleep 8 hours = 106 dollars, cost to sleep on the seats- free
Hjs02 (28 days ago)
Elephant In The Room hotel a night for £70
TANMAY PALKAR (1 month ago)
Please care about us! -Claustophobics
whatever04 (1 month ago)
$12 an hour.. No thanks, am indian, I will sleep on the bench for free..
CJusticeHappen21 (1 month ago)
It would literally take one hour of work to afford one hour of sleep.
abdul mughal (1 month ago)
😨😨looks like a grave
Kazuhira Miller (1 month ago)
How can you know when your flight is now boarding?
woomy on a vroomy (1 month ago)
2 years ago and I'm getting reccomended this now
Laurenz _Way (1 month ago)
Ok but :p
islandbee (1 month ago)
In Narita Airport, you can pay for a small private room with bathroom for the same or less if you stay longer. It's such a life saver if you have longer layover. This sleep pod is pretty expensive. It would be great if you can pay for a few hours for less per hour. Like $24 for 3 hours might be worth it.
Stephen Miller (1 month ago)
REPENT REPENT , REPENT YOUR SINS WATCH EVERY EPISODE OF RICK AND MORTY TO HEAL THE WOUNDS OF YOUR SINS
Pink Heart (1 month ago)
I would get scared as claustrophobic and what if it doesn't open. I mean could get stuck
Wawa Games (1 month ago)
I'm claustrophobic soo.....
25scigirl (1 month ago)
Those sleep pods look very comfortable. Perhaps they should put in some charger and/or USB ports for people to plug in their electronics so they can either use them and/or charge the stuff. The sleep pods can have pillows and blankets attached to them as well as a tray table and drink holder(s). Maybe some magazine(s), book(s), newspapers, and/or some other things for people to read if they want to do something other than sleep and/or use electronics. I hope that these ideas will be put to use at some point.
MHRVoca (1 month ago)
Currently no wifi and phone charger? Not now, i'll eventually use it until there's wifi
how can they breath tho?
YNWA (27 days ago)
Johnny Doeboy You make a fair point.
Johnny Doeboy (28 days ago)
YNWA Silly assumption on your part. The questioner could be a child.
YNWA (27 days ago)
xxxgameboyxxx boygamexxx The pod is not airtight therefore air can circulate.
Joshua Phokaew (1 month ago)
xxxgameboyxxx boygamexxx a ventilation thing
queen Maleficent (1 month ago)
Ridiculousness
Cool
Emma's gymnastics (3 months ago)
I know where abudabi is
Pam BROOKS (4 months ago)
💝💝💝
tetap apa adanya (5 months ago)
No, thx...
€12 an hour??? Only good if you want to sleep for an hour or two, but if your next flight is not until several hours later, you may as well sleep in a hotel - unless you're staying in very expensive cities like New York or London or Scandinavia - but otherwise it's cheaper to stay in a hotel AND you have a shower and toilet (unless it's a Scandinavian hotel!!).
Jim Martin (9 months ago)
Killer bed bugs mon! Y'all get locked in for an hour with tropical bed bugs just munching on you! Some really great rest!
Sazzad Hossain Shohan (9 months ago)
I thought dentists were scary.. now these pods
BazuluWolf (9 months ago)
Excuse me, are these sleeping pods sound proof from the inside? If so I'd like to rub one out once in awhile in there
macstar2010 (7 months ago)
loool.
Acylast (11 months ago)
How do you know your flight is ready?
N.S .A (11 months ago)
Can you masturbate in it?
For that price, I'd expect a blow-job with it.
hello fellas (11 months ago)
I'm scared
Churchill
BornToRunBarefoot (11 months ago)
Sex Pods
Obama,park america
Sara McGoo (11 months ago)
Love this concept!! Hope it's executed well and actually maintains use
Nicole Ho (11 months ago)
And what happens if you oversleep?
Roy Herrman (28 days ago)
Nicole Ho it won't open till you call one of your relatives to transact money
COURTNEY Miller (1 month ago)
They open the door to expose your drooling self
Scrumptious Gamer (3 months ago)
Nicole Ho you will misz your flight or the next person will kick you out when its there turn(its £12 a hour)
BLACKPINK JisooFan (6 months ago)
Nicole Ho maybe you will be dead?
MaxiiBoii (1 year ago)
Lol fat people, go sleep on the open.
Aaron Lowe (1 year ago)
Just hope some students don't pick you up and dump you in an elevator.
G G (1 year ago)
can I have sex with my girlfriend in one ? also what if I break wind in one of those puppies?
Lex60 (1 year ago)
I have to stay for 16 hours in Mexico City airport at night. Is big and modern and have places to charge your devices, but in winter feel like are in a freezer. Having some pods like these will be awesome. People has to sleep on the floor specially when you have a lot of luggage with you.
David Kennedy (1 year ago)
12.00 an hour....are you crazy?
whatsgoingon07 (1 year ago)
a motel 6 is still cheaper
tyler lewis (1 year ago)
first of all what kind of jackass sleeps in public I'm sorry but this to me is a sign our society is headed the wrong way.
Lex60 (1 year ago)
When you are sleep deprived you forgot about what people can think of you.
kenicke579 (1 year ago)
tyler lewis well when you're at an airport and you have a long layover people usually sleep. Especially if you're in a different time zone. And the work one makes sense. A lot of people work late and don't have the energy to drive home so they stay at work.
زهرة مكہٰ (1 year ago)
Suppose there is a mechanical problem. If it's noise proof how will someone inside get assistance in getting out?😞
Quitting (1 year ago)
I was thinking maybe have an alarm and then if there's an emergency the alarm goes off and wakes them up, and an employee briefly explains what's going on and helps them out if needed.
زهرة مكہٰ (1 year ago)
that's why am afraid of the future
Jody (1 year ago)
no, no, no, too claustrophobic.
Kenny S (20 days ago)
Absolutely
Sam R (1 year ago)
Bit claustrophobic...?
ElectricBlue Lucifer (1 year ago)
12 dollars an hour!!! LOL LOL so 2 hour nap just cost you 24 dollars!!!! umm yeah.... no thanks.. doubt very much they will find many customers willing to waste 30 bucks on 2 and half hours of rest.
damn671 (18 days ago)
Many people are not that poor.
Max Noerenberg (29 days ago)
sounds like a great idea....but Finland is always the innovator in backpack travel......#Top
Melissa Johnson (29 days ago)
Burns Night if I had a layover of more than 6 hours, that's exactly what I'd do. You'd be surprised what a good 3-4 hour nap in a actual bed and a quick shower does for you. I mean you definitely shouldn't go pay hundreds for a fancy hotel at the airport, but here in the states you most definitely can find a decent hotel with airport shuttle in the 70-100 range. But everyone has their taste.
Let's Gaming YT (1 month ago)
We have GoSleep sleeping pods in Finland at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport. They are free between 18-21. 5€/hour in other times. Sorry for bad English.
Peter Wulf (1 year ago)
I thought the old TV sets in airports u could rent were high back in the dat
Peter Wulf (1 year ago)
$12 an hour...too damn much
Awol Peace (2 years ago)
Looks like an easy way for a sheikh to kidnap people at the airport.
HunterShows (2 years ago)
$12 an hour...I don't think I can afford to sleep. Cool.
People are gonna be jerking off in those things.
Janet McNeil (27 days ago)
Mandingo's Movie Mayhem Why would they pay $12.00 an hour to do something guys do for free anywhere?!?!
Golden Robodude (2 years ago)
Don't forget the people piss in their beds and the people who put gum everywhere
Snipercube (2 years ago)
I want to head but a pod I don't know why I'm tired right now ahahahahahahahah ya ha wooooooooo hem yes hummmm pod
heresteven (2 years ago)
Can two people fit in it?
scott sileo (2 years ago)
I would pay for this, but only if the sealed pod blocked out the sound of LOUD airport announcements.
BACNandEGGS (2 years ago)
Change the name to "Jerk Pods"
Daigo paolo (2 years ago)
it look likes a coffin hahaa
Duzzie. Ashigana (2 years ago)
pornhub finally at airports in public
Proteus Avatár (2 years ago)
Here come the coffin hotels.
demeY e (2 years ago)
people are going to be fucking around lol
Doc Holladay (2 years ago)
I can see it now. people busting all kinds of nuts in these things with wifi access watching porno in thier pod. test that thing for semen in a month with a black light I bet it's everywhere.
Golden Robodude (2 years ago)
I bet they'll have to clean the piss and bubblegum
AMERICANS FIGHT 2 WIN (2 years ago)
makes it real convenient when they want to turn on the gas, nay, they wouldn't do that , would they?
Sarah Walton (2 years ago)
$12 to not deal with the noise and nonsense of the airport when I'm already stressing out because of travel? BARGAIN.
Jeremy Parsons (2 years ago)
manila philippines, its only 18 dollars for 8 hours and comes with free snack bar and shower. and yes i am a professional international air port getting stuck in 12 hour lay over person.
Hinz Zimmler (2 years ago)
Cool. I'm going to the Philippines later this year. I can't wait. $1160 Philippine airlines from LA

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