As the Christmas spirit begins to take over the world, Emirates Airlines says it has mounted a special campaign, Festive Feels, to ensure that passengers get the festive feels for the whole month of December, with magical moments sprinkled upon journeys from start to finish.
Emirates says it will have festivities and celebrations at check-in desks, across international lounges, and onboard, ensuring the 1.4 million passengers already booked to travel this December are immersed in the merry mood.
In a statement, the airline says that it is beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Emirates Lounges in Dubai, where passengers jetting off to greet family and friends for the holiday season can pause to indulge in some festive fare before boarding. Business Class lounges will be serving warm and crumbly mince pies dashed with cream, traditional Stollen cake, soaked and spiced lady fingers with a Christmas dulce-whipped ganache, roasted chestnut and biscuit cake with a pop of lime and lemon sable.
First Class Lounges will also have the flavoursome winter favourites – gingerbread profiteroles, dark chocolate salted caramel tarts and cinnamon baba au orange. Those dreaming of a white Christmas can enjoy some gingerbread ice cream and Perrier’s winter white cosmo – festively flavoured water. For those who seek a warm and cosy feeling, savour the aromatic flavours of a cinnamon cortado, toffee nut oat latte, gingerbread mocha, or relax with a special festive tea brew by Dilmah- Charming magic or Christmas Holly Jolly. Around the globe, Emirates Lounges will be offering festive treats too, with local favourites taking centre stage.
A December to remember onboard Emirates
The airline adds in the statement that for the entire month of December, it is the season to be jolly onboard Emirates with festive meals and snacks in all cabins on select routes, with green and red Christmas lights aglow. First and Business Class passengers can indulge in all the classic Christmas dishes, from lemon and herb marinated king prawns with fennel salad and marie rose sauce, to cured salmon gravadlax with mustard crème fraiche to start, also enjoyed in Premium Economy Class.
A full festive main course with all the trimmings will be available in all three classes– roasted turkey with cranberry compote, chestnut stuffing, pumpkin with honey and thyme, potato wedges and crunchy brussels sprouts peppered with turkey bacon. Desserts include a variety of delectable dishes – Christmas pudding with a generous dollop of crème anglaise, festive ginger cake smothered in dark chocolate ganache, or a vibrant redcurrant chocolate mousse cake in the shape of Santa. Economy Class passengers will also have a moreish Christmas meal featuring roasted turkey with chestnut roulade, pommes Parisienne, a medley of parsnip, carrots, and green peas, followed by a sumptuous gingerbread cake doused with cream cheese frosting and cinnamon sauce.
In the onboard A380 lounge amidst festive florals, passengers departing Dubai can relax with some fragrantly spiced mulled wine, mince pies, panettone, gingerbread ice cream, and Christmas themed pastries, says the airline.
On December 24-26, Emirates cabin crew will be offering mini gifts of cinnamon cream profiteroles, chocolate truffles and gingerbread Christmas trees and snowmen, to all passengers onboard.
Kids make the magic of Christmas
The airline has also kept children in mind saying that at Emirates, every child is on the Nice List, and will be gifted with an Emirates giveaway onboard suitable for their age group, as well as the opportunity to make magical memories with family as Emirates cabin crew take polaroids and share them in a festive-themed keepsake frame. For some sugar and spice, and all things nice, kids can also cuddle up with a Christmas movie, a soft Emirates blanket and pillow, and a creamy hot chocolate with marshmallows served directly to their seat – in all cabin classes.