Emirates Airlines introduces special Ramadan Meal Boxes

Emirates Airlines has introduced a series of special offerings to mark the sacred month of Ramadan, enhancing the travel experience for passengers during this significant time. According to a report by Moneycontrol, travelers passing through Dubai International Airport (DXB) can indulge in a variety of traditional Arabic delicacies at the airline’s lounges.

In the First and Business Class lounges, guests will be treated to an array of hot and cold Arabic mezze, lentil soup, Arabic mixed grill with tahini, chicken kabsa accompanied by dakous and raita, and a selection of desserts including kunafa pistachio cream, basboussa saffron, walnut kathayef ashta, and ice cream flavors inspired by Arabic coffee, dates, and baklawa. Moreover, a diverse range of traditional Arabic sweets and pastries will also be available for patrons to enjoy.

Emirates lounges are equipped with dedicated prayer rooms and ablution facilities to accommodate the spiritual needs of observant travelers. For fasting passengers, complimentary iftar boxes will be distributed at specific Emirates boarding gates during iftar time, containing water, laban, a banana, and dates.

To ensure precise fasting timings for Muslim passengers onboard, Emirates utilizes a unique tool that calculates imsak and iftar times based on the aircraft’s coordinates. As the sun sets, the captain will officially announce the iftar time to passengers.

Starting from March 11, passengers on selected routes will receive nutritionally balanced Ramadan meal boxes across all cabin classes. These iftar meals, served in bespoke boxes inspired by Emirati Al Sadu weavers, include dishes such as hummus with spinach, tabbouleh with baba ghanoush, Moroccan or zatar chicken sandwiches, as well as sweet treats like almond chocolate and Arabic baklawa. The boxes also feature traditional dates and refreshing laban.

Furthermore, Ramadan boxes will be provided on flights catering to Umrah groups traveling to Jeddah and Medina during the holy month. Passengers are also permitted to check in one bottle of Islamic holy water ‘Zamzam,’ containing up to 5 liters per person, at Dubai International Airport (DXB) and various airports in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.