Emirates to celebrate Eid al Fitr onboard flights and in airport lounges


Emirates announced that it will honor Eid Al Fitr, the end of the holy month of Ramadan, with regional flavors onboard flights, traditional Eid dishes in airport lounges, and new Arabic movies and TV series on its inflight entertainment system, ice.

From April 10-13, 2024, Economy Class passengers departing from Dubai International Airport (DXB) will have meal options of chicken biryani with crunchy fried onions, raisins and cashew nuts, or tender lamb kibbeh labanieh with vermicelli rice and rich laban sauce. Eid-themed desserts include a halwa brownie with cardamom sauce, and chocolate mousse topped with batheeth crumble.

Premium Economy and Business Class passengers can opt for traditional chicken mashwi el jeder, with a spiced sauce, chickpea hashwa and ghee rice tossed with potatoes, or a fish matfy in a spiced tomato sauce and indulgent butter rice. Desserts will include a fragrant pistachio and hibiscus namoura with raspberry curd, or a luscious vanilla and rose mousse cake.

Meanwhile, First Class passengers will be given meal options like hammour matfy, in Emirati-style spiced tomato sauce with basmati rice, or braised beef short ribs machbouse with fragrant rice and a local spice blend, or lamb kebabs in spicy tomato butter. Eid desserts will include vanilla and rose mousse cake with pistachio anglaise and fresh berries, or a warm orange blondie. 

All passengers will also receive what the airline calls a “mini treat” with their meals wishing them ‘Eid Mubarak,’ and a sweet pumpkin Asseda.

Passengers flying onboard the airline’s signature A380 can help themselves to a selection of Emirati pastries and Arabic coffee in the aircraft lounge.

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