Emirates has a special surprise for travellers during Eid

Emirates A380, Eid Al Adha 2019, Eid holiday, Onam, Eid in UAE

Dubai - For passengers flying between August 11 and 14.

By Staff Report

Published: Tue 6 Aug 2019, 12:39 PM

Last updated: Tue 6 Aug 2019, 2:42 PM

Dubai-based Emirates has a special treat for its customers from August 11 to 14, coinciding with the festival of Eid Al Adha 2019.

To celebrate the getting together of family and friends, an Eid menu with a touch of Middle Eastern hospitality will be served on board the Emirates A380 lounge. This includes Arabic coffee, a date cake and a selection of Emirati pastries. Chocolates in a specially designed Eid box will also be served to all customers in premium classes on all routes.

A special menu with Arabic flavours will be introduced during the celebrations for customers in all classes. Depending on the route, customers in Economy Class could sample Emirates' signature dish, a Chicken or Lamb Machbous, and enjoy a date cake for dessert.

In First and Business Class, customers have the choice of Lamb or Chicken Ouzi, a rice dish popular in the Gulf where the meat is slow cooked with roasted nuts and raisins. A special Emirati-style King Fish with rice will also be offered select routes in Africa and Europe. These mains are complemented with an Arabic salad and premium customers can also choose from various Arabic desserts including chocolate fondant with labneh ice cream, date and almond nammoura made from semolina, or khabees served with Arabic coffee sauce and pistachio cream.

Next month, from September 1 to 13, the airline with be celebrating the Hindu holiday of Onam on its flights to and from Kerala with a special menu of vegetable sambar, chicken sukka and mutton pepper fry. Meals will be served on a traditional banana leaf design and appetisers such as banana chips, sharkara varatti and curd chilli, and a dessert of palada pradhaman will be available.

Next month, Emirates will celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival on select Asian flights. The harvest festival is celebrated mainly by Chinese and Vietnamese communities on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar. Traditional mooncakes, a staple during the celebrations will be served in all classes.

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