Duba: Emirates is changing its in-flight menu for a week just to treat one of its biggest markets in time for the Diwali season.
The airline announced on Thursday that it will be serving up Diwali delicacies to flyers aboard Dubai-India flights for the celebratory season.
The special treats will be available for customers across all classes during the week of Diwali celebrations, from 16th- 22nd October, 2017, on all on flights to India from Dubai.
Diwali, the festival of lights, is a significant celebration among Indians across the world, and food plays an equally vital role in the festivities.
The classic sweets associated with Diwali are blended with colours and flavours with traditional Indian culinary elements, like the nostalgic Besan ke ladoos and Dry fruit burfis.
Emirates will serve Motichoor Ladoos traditionally prepared using chickpea flour, ghee, cardamom and saffron flavoured sugar syrup. The sweets will be presented in decorated boxes with special artwork and garnished with pistachio and silver leaf embellishment, representing the traditional decoration of Diwali.
The special Diwali sweets will be offered on all Indian hot meal trays on Emirates Economy class.
Business and First class customers will be offered the Ladoos together with a Dry fruit burfi treat – a sweet made with cashew nuts, almonds, pistachios, walnuts, raisins, dried figs and dates. The treats will be served in boxes decorated with traditional Diwali light artwork, as an alternative to Premium Chocolates.
To keep up with regional and seasonal food trends, Emirates changes its onboard menus monthly and continually reviews its recipes. The airline develops seasonal menus for occasions such as Christmas and special meal boxes for the holy month of Ramadan.