Emirates is spreading festive cheer this December by introducing a range of Christmas treats both on board and on the ground. The airline is introducing special First and Business Class amenity kits as well as a festive menu and classic Christmas movies.
Emirates is offering its Christmas menu throughout December for customers travelling from Dubai to Australia, Europe, the United States or the United Kingdom and those travelling from the UK to Dubai.
Customers travelling in First and Business Class will start with king prawns marinated with lemon and herb and served with cocktail sauce and a fennel salad, and enjoy a main course of rolled turkey buffé served with chestnut and apricot stuffing, cranberry jus lié, pumpkin mash and creamy brussels sprouts with turkey bacon. A variety of desserts are available on the different routes including Ginger bread roulade, Chocolate Mint dome and Yule log.
As a special treat, First Class customers will be given Santa-inspired macaroons and hot chocolate served with marshmallows and gingerbread. Young First Class fliers will receive snowman-inspired marshmallow biscuits.
On flights to Europe or Africa, Emirates is also introducing an additional champagne – the premium vintage Château Ducru-Beaucaillou 1985 – as a rare treat for First Class passengers for the month of December.
Passengers will be able to get into the Christmas spirit before they even board the plane, as Emirates lounges across the world will be serving traditional sweets such as Basler Leckerli gingerbread cookies, Christmas cake and Stollen cake. First Class lounges will also be serving roast turkey.
To ensure passengers’ Christmas stockings are full this year, the airline has introduced a new range of Bulgari amenity kits for First and Business Class, including 16 brand new designs for men and women. The laser-cut pattern is inspired by Bulgari’s design archives with a touch of Middle Eastern influence inspired by Dubai, Emirates’ hub. The exclusive designer kit bags include new signature Bulgari fragrances and lotions, along with other pampering essentials. The latest kits feature Bulgari’s White Tea fragrance and are available on long-haul night flights and on flights over 10 hours.
Special treats for young flyers
This Christmas, kids will also enjoy a specially created festive menu with roast turkey, sweet potato mash, carrots and peas, as well as a moist chocolate brownie with cream cheese frosting and a white chocolate lollipop. As part of the Emirates Fly With Me Animals range, a special limited edition character called Noel the polar bear will greet young travellers. The bear, who wears a festive red scarf, will only be available in December.
Christmas classics on ice
To get travellers into the spirit of the holidays, Emirates’ award-winning inflight entertainment system, ice, will feature Christmas classics for the month of December. These include movies such as It’s a Wonderful Life, White Christmas, Miracle on 34th Street, Home Alone and Scrooged, as well as TV specials including The Office and Family Guy Christmas shows. Customers can enjoy over 2,500 channels of entertainment including a Christmas number 1s music playlist and dedicated kids’ TV channels. Special programmes for kids include The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom and The Snowman.