Emirates announces Iftar, Suhoor meals on select flights. Emirates uses a unique tool to calculate the correct timings for Imsak and Iftar while in flight
03 April 2022, 12:00 AM
30 April 2022, 12:00 AM
Emirates will be offering its signature Ramadan services onboard and on the ground for its fasting passengers.
Onboard from 2 April, customers breaking their fast across all cabin classes to select Emirates destinations can expect specially crafted, nutritionally balanced Iftar meals served in bespoke boxes designed by the airline’s in-house designers in collaboration with local artists at Mawaheb Art Studio.
Emirates’ Iftar box will be served to complement the airline’s regular hot meal service, which will include a traditional soup option for First Class passengers on select flights to break their fast. The box contents will be refreshed on a weekly basis to ensure a best-in-class dining experience for customers during the holy month.
The boxes will be served on flights to select destinations during times that coincide with Iftar or Suhoor, on flights to and from the Gulf region as well as flights catering to Umrah groups travelling to Jeddah and Medina during the month of Ramadan. In addition, cold meals will be served in lieu of a hot one on all flights to Jeddah and Medina, including Umrah day flights.
The meals consist of freshly prepared grain-based cold salads and sandwiches accompanied with a variety of proteins, seedless dates, laban, water, mini Arabic bread, amongst other Iftar essentials.
To ensure the highest levels of accuracy for fasting Muslim passengers, Emirates uses a unique tool to calculate the correct timings for Imsak (the time to commence fasting) and Iftar while in-flight, based on the times of the sunrise and sunset of the location the flight is passing by using the aircraft’s longitude, latitude and altitude.