Emirates is serving passengers festive meals and snacks in all cabins on select routes, with green and red Christmas lights aglow.
The carrier has announced that its First and Business Class passengers can indulge in all the classic Christmas dishes, which include lemon and herb marinated king prawns with fennel salad and marie rose sauce, and cured salmon gravadlax with mustard crème fraiche to start, which is also enjoyed in Premium Economy Class.
A full festive main course with all the trimmings includes roasted turkey with cranberry compote, chestnut stuffing, pumpkin with honey and thyme, potato wedges and crunchy brussels sprouts peppered with turkey bacon.
Desserts such as Christmas pudding with crème anglaise, festive ginger cake in dark chocolate ganache and redcurrant chocolate mousse cake in the shape of Santa are also served.
Economy Class passengers will enjoy a Christmas meal featuring roasted turkey with chestnut roulade, pommes Parisienne, a medley of parsnip, carrots, and green peas, followed by a sumptuous gingerbread cake with cream cheese frosting and cinnamon sauce.
Emirates cabin crew will also be offering mini gifts of cinnamon cream profiteroles, chocolate truffles and gingerbread Christmas trees and snowmen to all passengers on 24-26 December.
Festive in-flight entertainment and treats
Emirates’ in-flight entertainment system ice features festive hits by Michael Bublé, Sia, Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald and Christmas movies such as Silent Night starring Keira Knightley and 8-Bit Christmas starring Neil Patrick Harris. Old favourites Love Actually, Last Christmas, The Holiday, Elf, The Polar Express and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer are also available to watch. In addition, TV special such as Friends: The Christmas Episodes, Gavin & Stacey: A Special Christmas, Big Bang Theory: The Christmas Episodes and The Great British Bake-Off: Christmas Special are offered.
Children on board will receive a hot chocolate with marshmallows that is served directly to their seat in all cabin classes, as well as an Emirates giveaway suitable for their age group. They also have the opportunity to make magical memories with family as Emirates cabin crew take polaroids and share them in a festive-themed keepsake frame.
In addition, through Emirates Airline Foundation, which is an organisation dedicated to improving the lives of underprivileged children, passengers can donate in any currency on any flight by using the envelope in the seat pocket, or via credit card, cheque or bank transfer. The foundation also accepts Skywards Miles in lieu of money, and 95% of donations go directly to assisting children living in extreme poverty and making a significant impact to their wellbeing in the areas of food, health, housing, and education.