With the holy month of Ramadan now underway, Emirates has taken a number of critical steps to ensure that all fasting customers are well taken care of.
A number of enhancements have been made to the award winning Emirates in-flight service, in line with the core values of this important religious occasion.
For flights departing close to Iftar Emirates will provide small snack boxes at the boarding gates of Dubai International Airport, Terminal 3. The snack boxes, containing baklawa, dates, a laban drink and water 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 by the captain that it is now time for Iftar. Sunset will be determined based on where the aircraft is located at the time the sun goes down.
Large, specially prepared Iftar meal boxes will be served to fasting passengers in-flight and will comprise an assortment of traditional Arabic delicacies including; a hot chicken shawarma, crudités, Arabic bread, pistachio maamoul, a banana, dates, water and a laban drink. 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.
Ahmed Khoory, Emirates’ Senior Vice President Commercial Operations, Gulf, Middle East and Iran said: “Although a proudly multicultural company, Emirates’ foundations are rooted in Islamic culture and we are committed to ensuring that our Muslim passengers are fully satisfied with the service they receive during the holy month of Ramadan.
“For Muslims, Ramadan is an important part of the Islamic calendar and Emirates is pleased to be able to support our passengers as they undertake their religious duty.”
For non-fasting passengers Emirates will continue to serve the world-class meals the airline is known globally 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 sundown, in respect to the many Muslim passengers completing Umrah on these flights.
Emirates would like to wish all our Muslim passengers Ramadan Kareem.