Emirates has said in a statement that it expects to serve one million dates to customers during iftar and suhoor, both on board and on the ground in Dubai.
The UAE airline said in a statement that the Emirates’ Ramadan service includes iftar meals on board, relevant programming on its inflight entertainment system, and the distribution of dates and water on the ground.
Customers breaking their fast on board will be offered iftar boxes with a nutritional meal, said the airline. Each box includes couscous salad and grilled chicken or moudardara (a Lebanese lentil dish) and roasted chicken, sandwiches, spinach fatayer or tomato and onion fatayer, assorted sweets, dates, laban (yoghurt) and water.
More than 150,000 iftar boxes will be served during the holy month, the airline revealed.
The Ramadan meals will be available to passengers across all cabin classes on select Emirates flights that coincide with iftar times.