Holi, the Indian festival of colours and flavours, has arrived onboard Emirates, and the airline’s chefs have lined up festive treats and memorable experiences.
On 9 and 10 March, Emirates’ customers travelling to and from seven destinations in India – Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Mumbai – will enjoy the much-loved Indian mithai (sweet) Kesar Gujiya with their main meal. The deep-fried dumpling, stuffed with khoya (solidified milk) and dried fruits, will be served in a specially designed box reminiscent of the colourful and playful festival of Holi. First and Business Class passengers will be warmly welcomed at their seats with cold Thandai – the festive drink prepared from milk and nuts, and flavoured with saffron and rose petals.
Besides the onboard treats, the airline will feature a special festive spread in the Emirates Lounge at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport. Customers can savour Kesar Gujiya and a snack relished by millions of Indians: Dahi Bhalle – fried lentil balls dipped in sweetened curd, topped with tamarind and green chutneys, pomegranate seeds and savoury garnishes.
To truly get into the quintessentially high Holi Hai! spirit, Emirates’ customers can immerse themselves in the wide selection of popular Bollywood movies, including the latest blockbusters and classics, and music on ice – the airline’s award-winning inflight entertainment system with over 4,500 channels. They can also take advantage of up to 20MB of complimentary Wi-Fi to stay connected with friends and family during the flight.
Emirates’ celebration of Holi stands testament to the rich history and cultural affinity that the airline shares with India for the last 34 years. Emirates serves nine destinations across India – Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai, and Thiruvananthapuram – with 170 weekly flights.
Emirates connects and embraces diverse cultures by bridging communities through the significant role it plays in global air transport. The airline keenly celebrates global cultures both inflight and on-ground, and is passionate about delighting customer palates with regionally inspired cuisine and special holiday menus. Diwali, Eid, Lunar New Year, Christmas, Oktoberfest and other festivals are celebrated with equal fervour, creating memorable experiences for travellers far from home.