Emirates Airline will be celebrating Holi, the Indian festival of colours and flavours, onboard its flights, with the airline’s chefs having lined up festive treats and memorable experiences.
On March 9 and 10, passengers 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, which are 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 Airline’s 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 WiFi to stay connected with friends and family during the flight.