To celebrate Eid Al Adha, Emirates serves traditional and beloved Eid dishes in all cabins.
Eid Al Adha (also known as the Sacrifice Holiday) is a three-day Muslim festival commemorating the Prophet Ibrahim. Accordingly, to celebrate this holiday, Emirates will serve Eid meals on more than 60 routes departing from Dubai; to the Gulf and Middle East, Africa, the UK, Europe, the Far East, and India.
The choice of economy class includes Chicken Biryani or Lamb Gabuli for the main course. Followed by the iconic Aseda Eid pudding or the classic date cake for dessert. First and business class passengers can enjoy Hamour Machbous, Chicken Biryani, or Lamb Gabuli. Followed by decadent Baklava cheesecake or a fragrant cardamom cake.
Emirates’ A380 lounges also serve a special selection of Emirati-style pastries. Eid al-Adha is the second and largest of the two main holidays celebrated in Islam. This is just one of many multicultural events hosted by Emirates with international clientele, including Diwali, Christmas, Easter, and Orthodox festivals.
Passengers traveling during this period are also reminded to arrive at the airport at least 3 hours before their flight departs. They can streamline their boarding using online and remote check-in options, self-check-in kiosks, and “smart” gates.
In addition to Emirates, Qatar Airways also offers surprises at the Premium Lounge and the airport during the Eid Al Adha holiday. Specifically, premium passengers will be greeted on board with a special Eid greeting and provided with a private à la carte menu with Middle Eastern flavors. The menu includes a traditional mixed grill and layered Arabic cheese ‘Kunafa’, topped with crumbled pistachio. Meals will be presented with a festive lantern and a custom box of “Mamoul” butter cookies.
For Economy Class, digital in-flight menus will include a welcome message from the airline. Passengers will be offered a lamb dish with rice vermicelli for the main course and an orange blossom “basbousa” cake for dessert.