Emirates Airlines to provide Iftar for Muslim passengers
Posted on Tuesday 17 August 2010
Muslim travelers aboard Emirates flights during Ramadan will be provided with a snack in the evening to break their fast.
Indians whose flights depart close to Iftar, the meal after sunset during fasting, will receive a small snack box at the boarding gates, according to the Indo-Asian News Service (IANS).
The boxes will consist of a vegetable calzone, dates, Middle Eastern sweet cake, water and a yogurt drink.
IANS reports that passengers who are mid-flight during Iftar will receive a larger meal box containing the aforementioned items, as well as hummus, sliced vegetables, Arabic bread, chicken shawarma, pistachio baklava, fruit and nuts.
Ramadan occurs on the ninth month of the Islamic calender, and those who observe this holy month abstain from food and drink from dawn until sunset. At this time, Muslims are to practice self-restraint to purify themselves of everyday evils for the sake of Allah. The after-sunset meal is typically eaten with family and may continue until the morning.
Iftar boxes are available to all travel classes through September 10.
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