Emirates offers In-flight Iftar service this Ramadan

Wednesday 11, August 2010


Emirates offers In-flight Iftar service this Ramadan


With the start of the holy month of Ramadan, Emirates has undertaken several initiatives to ensure the comfort and care of fasting customers.


The award winning Emirates in-flight service has developed a special offering for passengers observing Ramadan, in keeping with traditions and values of this important religious occasion.


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 in-flight 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 in-flight 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.


Robin Padgett, Emirates’ Vice President Aircraft Catering said: “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.


“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.


Emirates would like to wish all our Muslim passengers Ramadan Kareem.



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