Coinciding with the expected beginning of the Holy month, Emirates will start its signature Ramadan service May 5 onwards. Throughout the month, the airlines plans to serve over 1 million dates to passengers both on board and on the ground during iftar and suhoor.
As a part of the service, fliers who are breaking their fast on board will be served iftar boxes packed with nutritional meals. The menu? Couscous salad and grilled chicken or moudardara (lentils with rice and caramelized onion) and roasted chicken, sandwiches, spinach fatayer or tomato and onion fatayer, assorted sweets, dates, laban, and water. Emirates expects to serve over 150,000 such iftar boxes over the course of the month with their menus being refreshed halfway through Ramadan.
This special service will be available to all passengers across all cabin classes on select Emirates flights that coincide with iftar times, including flights to and from the Gulf region, as well as flights catering to Umrah groups traveling to Jeddah and Medina during the month.
As for entertainment, Emirates will have special programming added to the ICE in-flight entertainment system which will include religious animated series, informative programmes, Arabic audiobooks as well as Khawater Ramadaneya, a programme based on the poems of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai.