In celebration of Diwali, Emirates will be offering its passengers a variety of special treats that are synonymous with celebration of the festival of lights. During the Diwali festive period from October 25, 2019 to October 31, 2019, the airline will be serving a 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 frequent flyers as well as First and Business Class passengers special festive dishes that include traditional sweets and savoury dishes on 27 October – 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 (JNB) can enjoy scrumptious Jalebi,along with Barfi, a favourite, 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 flavourful chicken curry with sweet potato.
Beyond the culinary offerings, Emirates is ushering in Diwali on ice, the airline’s award-winning inflight entertainment system with 4,500 channels. During the festive period,passengers across all cabins can watch popular Bollywood movies, including recent hits such as Uri, Gold, Veere di Wedding, Stree and popular TV shows such as Koffee with Karan and Kanpur Waale Khuranas. Additionally, Emirates is offering its passengers up to 20MB of complimentary Wi-Fi to help them stay connected with friends and family during the festive season.
Much like its home the United Arab Emirates – which recently marked 2019 as the Year of Tolerance – Emirates connects and embraces diverse global cultures, in recognition of the significant role that air transport plays in bridging communities and fostering understanding. 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.