Emirates to celebrate Diwali on all flights to India from October 23-28


Emirates will be honoring Diwali, the Hindu festival of light, on board its flights to Indian cities between October 23-28, 2022.

To celebrate Diwali, passengers traveling to and from Dubai International Airport (DXB) and the following cities will be treated to a selection of Diwali sweets and desserts:

  • Ahmedabad’s Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport (AMD)

  • Bengaluru’s Kempegowda International Airport (BLR) 

  • Cochin International Airport (COK)

  • Chennai International Airport (MAA)

  • Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL)

  • Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (HYD)

  • Trivandrum International Airport (TRV)

  • Kolkata’s Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport (CCU)

  •  Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (BOM)


Emirates said that economy passengers will be given a serving of traditional motichoor laddu (round shaped, chickpea-based delicacies) with their hot breakfast.

Meanwhile, first and business class passengers will be offered mixed nut tribooj garnished with edible silver leaves. 

The airline also said that Diwali delicacies, such as dal kachori and vegetable samosas  accompanied by tamarind or mint chutney, will be served in the first and business class lounges in Dubai. Motichoor laddus will be available alongside angoori rabdi, a fragrant dessert made with creamy cheese, sweetened with saffron-infused milk.

In Cape Town, where there is a considerable Indian population, the Emirates lounge will also host its own Diwali celebration. Passengers can feast on nankhatai – Indian shortbread cookies made with flour, sugar, and butter, and gulab jamun – decadent dough balls soaked with cardamom, rose water and saffron syrup.


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Jean Carmela Lim
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