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Chinese New Year celebrations on board Emirates

Customers travelling on Emirates’ flights between China and Dubai during Chinese New Year are in for a special treat as the international airline celebrates the beginning of a new year on the lunar calendar. A special selection of delicacies and traditional Chinese fare await passengers across all classes of travel as well as in its airport lounges in Beijing and Shanghai.

Chinese New Year is a celebration of family, fun and most notably, feasting with plenty of warm wishes for happiness and prosperity extended to friends and loved ones. Red packets are handed out to family, friends and relatives as a way of sendinggood wishes and blessings during this auspicious holiday period, and mandarinoranges are exchanged to symbolise good luck.

From February 4 to 6, 2019,, travellers flying between Emirates’ three points of departure in China and Dubai can enjoy celebrating the tradition as Emirates brings a taste of home to its passengers in-flight. Customers travelling in First Class and Business Class will receive a red packet with two chocolate gold coins, symbolising the auspicious value of “lucky money” during this special occasion.

In addition to the regionally-inspired cuisine served on board, passengers travelling to China from Dubai during the same period, will be able to indulge in a selection of Chinese New Year desserts. Both First Class and Business Class passengers can tuck into a mouthwatering lychee and raspberry mousse served with vanilla lychee compote, shaped in the design of a traditional Chinese firecracker. First Class travellers will also receive a specially-curated goodie basket to complete the festive cheer, while Business Class passengers can also enjoy coconut and mandarin mousse, served with mandarin compote. Passengers in Economy Class will also be able to satisfy their sweet tooth with a mandarin cake topped with orange compote.

To complete the festive experience, First Class customers can look forward to savouring a white peachmochi as a post-meal accompaniment alongside coffee or tea.

In addition, for those who wish to pick up a gift for family and friends from the comfort of their seats, passengers can enjoy a 20 percent discount on Duty Free items onboard from 8 to10 February for all purchases over USD 95.

Adding to the festive in-flight experience, and creating a memorable journey for passengers during the holiday period, Emirates’ First and Business Class lounges at Beijing Capital International Airport and Shanghai Pudong Airport will add to their menus special main courses including orange rock-fish with chopped chili pepper, spiced king prawn garnished with mixed vegetables, fried fish with tomato sauce and stewed chicken soup with mixed mushroom. Desserts such as Chinese rice pudding and eight delicacies sticky rice served in baby pumpkin will also be served to complement the special menus at the lounges from February 4 to 6. Passengers in the lounge at Dubai International Airport can revel infestive fare before their flight with a menu that includes salad shredded szechuan chicken, meat balls cooked with sauce, pakchoy, baby carrot flower andpoached dumpling with spring onion and black vinegar sauce. 


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