1 Million Dates To Be Served By Emirates This Ramadan

Sights Syahirah Mokhtazar 07-May-2019

If you are traveling via Emirates this Ramadan, passengers may expect to be given dates, and specially crafted iftar meals on board.

This is all part of the airline’s signature Ramadan service which had already begun on May 5 recently to coincide with the start of the holy month.

Throughout this month, Emirates will serve 1 million dates to customers during iftar and suhoor, both on board and on the ground in Dubai.

The airline’s specially prepared iftar boxes contain a healthy assortment of sandwiches, salads and sweets for those breaking fast on board.

Its website states the over 150,000 iftar boxes will be served, to ensure customers are well catered for in addition to the usual Emirates meal services on board. It was noted that the iftar box menus will be refreshed mid-Ramadan.

The Ramadan service will be available to customers across all cabin classes on selected Emirates flights that coincide with iftar times.

This includes flights to and from the Gulf region as well as flights catering to Umrah groups traveling to Jeddah and Medina during the month of Ramadan.

Cold meals will be served in lieu of a hot one on all flights to Jeddah and Medina, including Umrah day flights throughout the holy month.

Relevant programming on its ICE in-flight entertainment system will be added for the passenger’s entertainment as well.

It will feature special religious programmes such as religious animated series titled The Prophets, as well as informative programmes such as Ramadan in the Islamic World, Al Alam Bayn Fotour wa Sohour and Men Raheeq Al Iman, as well as Khawater Ramadaneya, a programme based on the poems of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maltoum. A selection of audiobooks will be available too.

How does Emirates calculate the correct timings for imsak and iftar while in-flight? It uses a unique tool to do so which calculates the exact Ramadan timings, using the aircraft’s longitude, latitude, and altitude. Passengers will be informed by the captain of the iftar time.

Emirate’s signature Ramadan service which provides special iftar meals has been a mainstay for over 20 years.

Sources: www.emirates.com

Photo credit: www.emirates.com