Emirates has loaded its flights full of treats for everyone this holiday season: from delicious Christmas menus, luxurious amenities, and cool gifting ideas to festive movies and music playlists.
As the largest international airline serving customers from all over the world, Emirates takes pride in connecting people and cultures. Year round, it offers regionally-inspired menus and a truly global selection of music and entertainment content in over 40 languages. In addition, Emirates brings a flavour of major world festivals onboard and in its exclusive Lounges to share these special occasions with its customers.
Festive meals and treats
Fill up on roast turkey drizzled with cranberry jus lié, served with peas, roast potatoes, and pan fried smoked chicken sausage. Round off the feast with a chocolate mousse with mandarin compote topped with a festive chocolate button.
If you’re travelling in First and Business class, your Christmas dinner begins with lemon and herb king prawns served with fennel salad and cocktail sauce, or a classic salmon gravadlax. Then delve into roast turkey with chestnut stuffing, turkey bacon, paprika potatoes, and creamy Brussels sprouts with a cranberry jus lié. Finish with a choice of delicious festive dessert.
Sip on a velvety hot chocolate while watching your favourite Christmas movie, and on 24 and 25 December, everyone onboard can take home a little baked treat with our compliments.
Prefer to start your dining experience while on the ground? Emirates Lounges in Dubai has laid out a range of Christmas delights. Start with roasted turkey accompanied by root vegetables, roasted new potatoes and chestnut stuffing, and take your pick of sweets from traditional mince pies, Christmas stollen, Christmas fruit pudding with cherry compote, or roasted pear with ginger crumble and diplomat cream. Christmas dishes are also available in some Emirates Lounges outside of Dubai, including London Heathrow, Rome and Cairo. Emirates has re-opened most of its exclusive Lounges around its network, offering complimentary access for First and Business Class customers and eligible Emirates Skywards members. If you’re flying on Economy, you may also be able to enjoy Emirate’s signature Lounge experience for a small fee.
Gift ideas for loved ones
Do your last minute duty free gift shopping from the comfort of your seat, or better yet, pre-order from EmiratesRed and have your purchases delivered at your seat, prettily packaged and ready for gifting. You can also surprise family and friends with a pre-order delivered onboard by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org to book a surprise gift. EmiratesRed is offering a 15% discount on most products this festive season.
Emirates Official Store has also launched a beautiful Christmas collection of branded merchandise including new baubles made from recycled materials and other tree decorations, snuggly jumpers and matching PJs for adults and kids, stocking and wrapping papers with matching prints and more. These can be purchased online for delivery worldwide.
Special memories and limited-edition giveaways:
Emirates’ crew will gladly snap a polaroid of your special moments onboard with your family or friends and present it in a festive frame as a travel keepsake.
This season, fly with us in First and Business class and take home our new amenity kit bags featuring fresh fragrances and new pamper products from Italian luxury brand Bulgari. If you’re travelling in Economy class on our long-haul flights, you can take home kit bags inspired by Expo 2020 Dubai, and packed with comforts including socks, eyeshades, a dental kit and handy bookmark.
Young travellers up to 12 years old can also look forward to collecting a range of new Expo2020 inspired toys and bags, featuring Emirates’ Little Traveller pilots and cabin crew.
Movies and music
Get into the festive mood with holiday-themed boarding music as you settle into your seat, and then continue your musical journey on Emirates’ extensive library of audio channels on ice.
Watch a heart-warming film with a loved one or share some laughs with the whole family, with the wide variety of on-demand entertainment on Emirates ice. Festive TV choices include: The Great Christmas Bake Off 2020, Scooby-Doo! Haunted Holidays, Friends: The Christmas Episodes, Big Bang Theory: The Christmas Episodes, Christmas in New York: Inside the Plaza, and The Office Christmas Special.
Film buffs can also indulge in Christmas movies and classics such as: A Christmas Miracle, Always and Forever Christmas, Elf, Last Christmas, and A Christmas Story.
Maximise your inflight viewing time by browsing Emirates’ ice content before you fly on emirates.com or the Emirates app, create personal playlists, and sync up with your personal in-seat system once you board to start enjoying your favourite content.