December 20 2021  |  Airline & Terminal News

Emirates takes to air with holiday fare

By Rick Lundstrom

A turkey feast in Economy Class on Emirates

Emirates has loaded its flights with Christmas menus, amenities, and gift ideas along with festive movies and music playlists.

On the menu during the Christmas season is roast turkey drizzled with cranberry jus lié, served with peas, roast potatoes, and pan-fried smoked chicken sausage. Round off the feast with a chocolate mousse with mandarin compote topped with a chocolate button.

In First and Business Class, the Christmas dinner begins with lemon and herb king prawns served with fennel salad and cocktail sauce, or a classic salmon gravadlax. Also on the menu is roast turkey with chestnut stuffing, turkey bacon, paprika potatoes, and creamy Brussel sprouts with a cranberry jus lié. The meal finishes with a choice of festive desserts. Hot chocolate is also on the menu on December 24 and 25 along with a baked treat to take home after the flight.

Hot chocolate will be on the menu at the end of this week

Emirates Lounges in Dubai are serving roasted turkey accompanied by root vegetables, roasted new potatoes and chestnut stuffing. Also on the menu is traditional mince pies, Christmas stollen, Christmas fruit pudding with cherry compote, or roasted pear with ginger crumble and diplomat cream. Christmas dishes are also available in some Emirates Lounges outside of Dubai, including London Heathrow, Rome and Cairo. Emirates has re-opened most of its exclusive Lounges around its network, offering complimentary access for First and Business Class passengers and eligible Emirates Skywards members. Economy Class passengers may also be able to enjoy Emirates' signature lounge experience for a small fee.

Duty free products from the EmiratesRED catalog can be purchased in advance or delivered to the seat packaged and ready for gifting. A pre-order can be delivered onboard by writing to book a surprise gift. EmiratesRED is offering a 15 percent discount on most products.

The Emirates Officials Store has also launched a Christmas collection of branded merchandise including new baubles made from recycled materials and other tree decorations, jumpers and matching pajamas for adults and kids, stocking and wrapping papers with matching prints. They can be purchased online for delivery worldwide.

Emirates' crew will snap a Polaroid picture onboard with family or friends and present it in a festive frame as a travel keepsake.

In First and Business Class there will be new amenity kit bags featuring fresh fragrances and new pamper products from Italian luxury brand Bvlgari. In Economy class on our long-haul flights, kit bags inspired by Expo 2020 Dubai, are packed with comforts including socks, eyeshades, a dental kit and handy bookmark.

Young travelers up to 12 years old can play with a range of new Expo 2020 inspired toys and bags, featuring Emirates' Little Traveler pilots and cabin crew.

Entertainment on Emirates ice. Festive TV choices includes: The Great Christmas Bake Off 2020, Scooby-Doo! Haunted Holidays, Friends: The Christmas Episodes, Big Bang Theory: The Christmas Episodes, Christmas in New York: Inside the Plaza, and The Office Christmas Special.

Film buffs can also indulge in Christmas movies and classics such as: A Christmas Miracle, Always and Forever Christmas, Elf, Last Christmas, and A Christmas Story.

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