Emirates to offer in-flight iftar meals in Ramadan

The boxes contain spinach fatayer, zaatar chicken with hummus, maamoul, dates, water and laban drink

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Emirates airlines aircrafts at Dubai airport.

Dubai: To provide passengers with some home comforts during Ramadan, Emirates will be offering special iftar meals to passengers of all cabin classes.

According to a statement issued by Emirates, the special meals will be available to passengers 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 Ramadan.

This year, Emirates’ iftar boxes feature an Arabesque design inspired by the region, and will provide those observing Ramadan a convenient way to break their fast with a nutritious and balanced meal.

While catering to a global palate, the iftar menus will also feature a Middle Eastern flavour. the Iftar box includes options such as za’atar chicken with hummus, spinach fatayer, halloumi cheese and cucumber sandwiches, and traditional sweets such as maamoul and dates, as well as yoghurt. Menus will be refreshed mid-Ramadan.

“Emirates utilises a unique tool to calculate the correct timings for imsak (the time to commence fasting) and iftar while in-flight,” said the airline in a statement.  

The tool calculates the exact Ramadan timings using the aircraft’s longitude, latitude and altitude; ensuring the greatest level of accuracy possible while on board. When the sun sets, the captain will inform passengers of the iftar time.

This tool was developed to supplement Emirates’ annually produced booklet on the timings for Ramadan, available on every flight.

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