Emirates returns with signature Iftar service for Ramadan

Bangalore - 17 May 2017 – Emirates’ signature Iftar service for customers during Ramadan is expected to commence on May 27 to coincide with the start of the holy month. These special meals will be available to passengers across all cabin classes on select Emirates flights, including flights to and from the Gulf region as well as on flights catering to Umrah groups travelling to Jeddah and Medina during the month of Ramadan.

The EmiratesIftar service has been a mainstay for over 20 years and illustrates theairline’s commitment to putting customer comfort and convenience at the heartof its service offering. 

Emirates’attractive Iftar boxes feature an Arabesque design inspired by the region, andwill provide those observing Ramadan a convenient way to break their fast witha nutritious and balanced meal. While catering to a global palate, thethoughtfully designed Iftar menus will also feature a Middle Eastern flavour.The Iftar box includes options such as za’atar chicken with hummus, spinachfatayer, halloumi cheese and cucumber sandwiches, and traditional sweets suchas maamoul and dates, as well as yoghurt. Menus will be refreshed mid-Ramadan. 

Emiratesutilises a unique tool to calculate the correct timings for Imsak (the time tocommence fasting) and Iftar while in-flight. It calculates the exact Ramadantimings using the aircraft’s longitude, latitude and altitude; ensuring thegreatest level of accuracy possible while on board. When the sun sets,passengers will be informed of the Iftar time by the captain. This tool was developedto supplement Emirates’ annually produced booklet on the timings for Ramadan,available on every flight. 

Trays ofdates, symbolic of Ramadan, and water will also be provided at boarding gatesallowing customers to break their fast prior to boarding, or while boarding atEmirates’ hub in Dubai International Airport Terminal 3 and other Emiratesdestinations. During the holy month, cold meals will be served in lieu of a hotone on all flights to Jeddah and Medina, including Umrah day flights. 

Emirates’ award-winning ice system featuresspecial religious programming including Men Raheeq Al Iman, Men wahe Al Bayanand Tafseer Al Quraan, as well as English documentaries on Mecca entitled ‘AndSanctify My House’ and ‘Mecca Clock Tower’.

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