KAMPALA – As part of Christmas celebrations, Emirates has lined up a festive menu on select flights along with nostalgic films for travellers to enjoy. The airline says customers travelling for the holidays in December will enjoy several Christmas specials across all cabin classes on board and on the ground.
“Available all December, Emirates’ popular Christmas inspired menu will return for the third year in a row for those travelling from Dubai to select routes to Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Europe, the United States and South Africa,” the airline says in a December 11 release.
Passengers in Economy Class will be able to indulge in a delicious turkey roll with mashed potato, pan fried Vienna Chicken Sausage, green peas, baby carrots and cranberry jus lié. For dessert, milk chocolate mousse with cranberry compote topped with a reindeer chocolate button will be served.
Customers in First and Business Class can enjoy roasted turkey breast and apricot stuffing, roast potatoes with creamy brussels sprouts with turkey bacon and cranberry jus lié. For dessert, passengers will be served festive sweets such as a chocolate Yule log garnished with meringue drops, chocolate stars and a Gingerbread Man or a Chocolate Mint dome decorated with snow fondant and a festive leaf served with crème anglaise.
On Emirates A380 routes, First and Business class customers will also get a taste of a limited edition Santa’s Spiced Amarula Cocktail and mince pies.
Passengers flying First Class will also enjoy a decadent hot chocolate blend served with marshmallows and gingerbread men. Young travellers in First Class will be treated with sweet marshmallow biscuits inspired by snowmen.
Onboard treats for young travellers
Young flyers will be surprised with a chocolate lollipop featuring a reindeer as a treat with all children’s lunches and dinners.
“In Economy Class, children will feel at home with a delicious turkey roll with trimmings, milk chocolate mousse served with cranberry compote topped with the reindeer chocolate button.
“In First and Business Class, young travellers can enjoy turkey breast slices with roast potatoes, pan fried smoked chicken sausage, green peas and cranberry jus lié with a chocolate Yule log garnished with meringue drops, chocolate stars and Gingerbread Man for dessert,” the airline says among other treats.
Festive films on ice
To get travellers into the spirit of the holidays, Emirates’ inflight entertainment system ice will feature a range of Christmas classics.
Emirates’ ice aims to create a better-than-home experience this Christmas with the latest and best movies, great television and an extensive music selection for customers.
Celebrations on ground
Travellers from Dubai can enjoy a stress-free experience even before boarding their flight during the festive period with Home Check-in. The service will check customers in and collect their luggage from anywhere in Dubai leaving them free to make their way to the airport at their convenience, skipping the check-in desks so they can go straight to Passport Control.
All 42 Emirates lounges across the network, including the 7 lounges in Dubai International Airport will be serving a range of traditional Christmas dishes including roasted turkey, roasted lamb leg with a rosemary jus sauce; and a wide selection of festive sweets like Christmas apple cinnamon cake, yule log cake and stolen cake, from December 15 to 31.
Last minute Christmas shoppers can get gifts from the Emirates Official Store which has new Christmas inspired products in the festive airline collection. These include Christmas pyjama sets, Emirates festive greeting cards, Christmas sweaters and holiday mugs. These are also available in stores and online.
Launched in November, Emirates’ new Duty Free magazine has been renamed “Be” and showcases an enhanced range of 45 new brands including Cartier, Hugo Boss, Ray-Ban, Pandora and Tommy Hilfiger for Christmas gifting options passengers can purchase on board.