Emirates inflight service has developed a
special offering for passengers observing Ramadan.
For flights departing close to Iftar, Emirates
will provide small snack boxes at the boarding gates of Emirates
Terminal 3. The snack boxes, containing vegetable calzone, Namoura
dessert, dates, water and a laban drink, will serve as a quick
snack so that passengers can break their fast immediately.
Passengers who are inflight when the sun sets will be informed of
the Iftar time by the captain. Iftar will be determined based on
where the aircraft is located at the time the sun goes down.
Large Iftar meal boxes will be served to fasting passengers
inflight and will comprise an array of traditional Arabic dishes
including Hummus with crudités, mini Arabic bread, traditional
chicken shawarma, pistachio Baklava, dates, banana, laban drink,
calzone, dried apricots and prunes, and roasted almonds. The meal
box, designed by Emirates’ chefs, will be served in Economy class,
with a similar selection of foods served to fasting passengers in
both Business and First Class.
“While we take pride in our
cultural diversity, Emirates’ foundation is rooted in Islamic
culture, and we are committed to ensuring that our Muslim
passengers are well looked after during the holy month of Ramadan,”
said Robin Padgett, Emirates’ Vice President Aircraft Catering. “Ramadan is an important part of the Islamic calendar and
Emirates is pleased to be able to support our Muslim passengers as
they undertake their religious obligations. Our non-fasting
passengers will continue to enjoy the world-class meals Emirates
is globally known for.”
Non-fasting passengers travelling
on Umrah and Jeddah flights will receive a cold meal instead of
the regular hot meal for all flights taking off after sunrise and
before sunset, in respect to the many Muslim passengers completing
Umrah on these flights.
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