Skip Navigation Links
Expedia News Centre Travel News is your starting point for airline, airport, flight, destination details, and last-minute travel information. Let the travel experts keep you up-to-date and informed on the latest travel news.

Emirates Airlines to provide Iftar for Muslim passengers

Posted on Tuesday 17 August 2010 in Emirates


Muslims aboard Emirates flights will receive snack boxes after sunset. - Emirates Travel News

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.

Print this article ยป

Book together and save! tip



Trip information:

Find hotels near:

Rooms and travellers:

Additional options:

Hotel name, hotel class

1800 419 1919

Call us now
to book your perfect holiday

Travel Deals Email

Sign up and receive the latest travel deals.