Emirates lays on special menus to mark Eid Al-Fitr


In celebration of Eid Al-Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan, Emirates is offering customers a range of regional flavours on board, traditional Eid dishes in the lounges, and new Arabic movies and content.

From April 21 to 24, economy-class passengers departing from Dubai will be offered traditional spice chicken mandi, Jordanian mansaf and seafood makboos. Business and premium economy passengers are offered Matvey fish dishes, marinated chicken with Emirati spices, classic grilled spiced beef, or tender lamb cooked in the Gulf style.

A variety of Eid desserts will also be available, such as date pudding in first class, vanilla cake with white chocolate in business and premium economy class, and saffron mashed dates, or sweet pumpkin porridge, in the economy cabin.

Lounge catering

Guests in the A380 Onboard Lounge can also enjoy a selection of Emirati pastries or a decorated Arabic coffee cake. All passengers will receive a slice of turmeric and sesame cake, served with cream.

At Dubai Airport Lounges on 21st April, first class passengers will be served Arabic coffee, jallab, qamar uddin, hot and cold Arabic mezze and Emirati Ouzi with daqoos, followed by kunafa with pistachios, ice cream and baklava. Passengers in the First Class lounge can also try Eid mocktail creations such as Sumacgroni, which combines red grapes, orange juice, sumac powder and thyme leaves, or Coco Sahlab, a combination of coconut cream, almond syrup and aloe vera with pistachio powder.

At the airline’s Business Class lounges in Dubai, shish tawook with red pepper sauce is served, along with more Eid mocktails, as well as desserts such as pistachio mafrouka, katayef, walnuts, pistachio baklava, cashews and kol washkur. Passengers can also visit the traditional ice cream cart to enjoy various flavours specially prepared for Eid.

Inflight entertainment

A variety of special entertainment content is available on Emirates’ IFE system during Eid Al Fitr, including more than 100 Arabic films, TV series, 16 podcasts and audiobooks, and more than 500 Arabic music channels, including pop, classical, Gulf and Moroccan.

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