Emirates to serve special Diwali sweets on flights
The airline will be serving colourful and aromatic array of traditional Indian sweets and savoury meals, which will be made available onboard its flights departing from and travelling to India.
During the festive period from October 25 to October 31, the airline will be serving colourful and aromatic array of traditional Indian sweets and savoury meals, which will be made available onboard its flights departing from and travelling to India, as well as in selected airport lounges worldwide.
Economy class passengers will be served sumptuous ‘motichoor laddu’ garnished with silver leaf and delightful pistachio. Passengers travelling on first and business class will be able to enjoy delicious ‘dry fruit tribhuj’ along with ‘motichoor laddu’.
At its airport lounges in Dubai, Delhi, Cape Town, Johannesburg and Kuala Lumpur, Emirates will offer special festive dishes that include traditional sweets and savoury dishes on October 27 – the concluding day of the festival.
For passengers at the Emirates lounge at Delhi International Airport, the airline will offer them an assortment of Indian cashew sweets, along with rich ‘motichoor rabri’ topped with 'pistachio nuts'.
Meanwhile, the Emirates lounge at Dubai International Airport will serve 'crispy-fried mini dal kachori' and 'mini Punjabi samosa'. For dessert, the lounge will serve the sweet and succulent 'angoori rabdi' paired with 'motichoor laddu'.
Passengers at the Emirates lounge in Cape Town International Airport and O.R. Tambo International Airport can enjoy scrumptious 'jalebi', along with 'barfi', and 'nankhatai' - a popular snack.
At the Kuala Lumpur International Airport, the Emirates lounge will serve 'biryani rice' with 'golden fried raisins' and 'nuts'. The lounge will also serve 'chapati' that is paired with 'sweet and sour spicy roasted pumpkin', in addition to 'chicken curry' with 'sweet potato'.
Beyond the culinary offerings, Emirates is ushering in Diwali on ice, the airline’s award-winning in-flight entertainment system with 4,500 channels. During the festive period, passengers across all cabins can watch popular Bollywood movies, including recent hits and popular TV shows. Additionally, the airline is offering its passengers up to 20MB of complimentary wi-fi to help them stay connected with friends and family during the festive season.
As a global airline, Emirates has been delighting customers’ palates with regionally inspired cuisine, and special seasonal menus for celebrating global cultures on its flights. Whether it is Diwali, Holi, Chinese New Year, Ramadan, Easter, Oktoberfest, or any other festival, Emirates celebrates them with equal fervour to create lasting, memorable experiences for passengers travelling far from home.
Presently, Emirates serves a total of 9 destinations across India - Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai, and Thiruvananthapuram – with over 170 weekly flights.