CELEBRATE THE SWEETNESS OF DIWALI THIS YEAR WITH EMIRATES

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Emirates ushers in the festive season by treating passengers in all classesto an array of sweet and savoury delicacies

INDIA, October 23, 2019:In celebration of Diwali, Emirateswill be offering its passengers a variety of special treats that are synonymous with celebration of the festival of lights. During the Diwali festive period from 25 October 2019 to 31 October 2019, the airline will be serving a colourful and aromatic array of traditional Indian sweets and savoury meals, which will be made available onboard its flights departing from and travelling to India, as well as in selected airport lounges worldwide.

Economy Class passengers will be served sumptuousMotichoorLaddugarnished with silver leaf and delightful pistachio. Passengers travelling on First and Business Class will be able to enjoy deliciousDry fruit Tribhujalong with MotichoorLaddu.

At its airport lounges in Dubai, Delhi, Cape Town, Johannesburg and Kuala Lumpur, Emirates will offer frequent flyers as well as First and Business Class passengers special festive dishes that include traditional sweets and savoury dishes on 27 October – the concluding day of the festival.

For passengers at the Emirates lounge at Delhi International Airport, the airline will offer them an assortment of Indian cashew sweets, along with richMotichoorRabritopped with pistachio nuts. 

Meanwhile, the Emirates lounge at Dubai International Airport will serve crispy-friedMini Dal Kachori and Mini Punjabi Samosa. For dessert, the lounge will serve thesweet and succulent AngooriRabdipaired with MotichoorLaddu.

Passengers at the Emirates lounge in Cape Town International Airport andO.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) can enjoy scrumptious Jalebi,along with Barfi, a favourite, and Nankhatai, a popular snack.

At the Kuala Lumpur International Airport, the Emirates lounge will serve Biryani ricewith golden fried raisins and nuts.The lounge will alsoserveChapatithat is paired with sweet and sour spicy roasted pumpkin, in addition to flavourful chicken curry with sweet potato.

Beyond the culinary offerings, Emirates is ushering in Diwali on ice, the airline’s award-winning inflight entertainment system with 4,500 channels. During the festive period,passengers across all cabins can watch popular Bollywood movies, including recent hits such as Uri, Gold, Veere di Wedding, Stree and popular TV shows such as Koffee with Karan and KanpurWaaleKhuranas. Additionally, Emirates is offering its passengers up to 20MB of complimentary Wi-Fi to help them stay connected with friends and family during the festive season.

Much like its home the United Arab Emirates – which recently marked 2019 as the Year of Tolerance – Emirates connects and embraces diverse global cultures, in recognition of the significant role that air transport plays in bridging communities and fostering understanding. As a global airline, Emirates has been delighting customers’ palates with regionally inspired cuisine, and special seasonal menus for celebrating global cultures on its flights. Whether it is Diwali, Holi, Chinese New Year, Ramadan, Easter, Oktoberfest, or any other festival, Emirates celebrates them with equal fervour tocreate lasting, memorable experiences for passengers travelling far from home.

About Emirates

Emirates’ 33 years in India have been defined by progressive investment, partnership, and growth. In October 1985, Emirates launched flights from its Dubai hub to Delhi and Mumbai which formed the base of its initial route network. Since then, Emirates has grown its India operations to serve a total of 9 destinations across India – Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai, and Thiruvananthapuram – with over 170 weekly flights. The Emirates Group currently employs 13,707 Indian nationals globally – constituting 21% of its workforce, most of them in high-skilled employment. Globally the airline flies to 159 destinations in 86 countries and territories.

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