The award-winning airline and national flagship carrier of the UAE, Etihad Airways has unveiled its specially curated inflight iftar menu available for guests throughout the holy month of Ramadan. To craft delicious iftar meals, Etihad’s culinary design team has once again collaborated with Emirati Chef Khaled Alsaadi who will be recreating famed Ramadan dishes infused with authentic Emirati recipes.
Etihad’s regular hot meal service will be complemented by the Iftar meals aboard and guests will have the chance to treat themselves to sumptuous dishes such as Saffron curry crusted seabream, Lamb shank with black lime jus, Lentil soup and Machboos chicken ciabatta sandwich among other specialities. Tantalizing the tastebuds further is Chaami & beetroot salad, Aseeda cheesecake and Saffron pot de crème with batheeta crumble and more onboard.
Guests who sampled Etihad’s mouth-watering inflight meals can try reimaging the experience at home with a suite of bespoke recipes available online. They can also scan the QR codes placed at the bottom of the onboard menu to access the delicious recipes as well. The Ramadan menu will be provided across all cabins on selected flights that coincide with iftar times. This includes flights to and from the Gulf countries and flights catering to Umrah groups travelling to Jeddah during the holy month.
At Etihad’s lounges at Abu Dhabi International Airport, guests can also delight in Ramadan dishes and beverages and make use of the dedicated prayer rooms available in the lounges. Passengers who will be breaking their fast prior to departure or soon after landing will be provided with takeaway iftar bags containing dates, a drink and a snack.
Aligning with the spirit of Ramadan, the airlines’ inflight entertainment system, E-box will feature a collection of Ramadan-friendly content in addition to the customary recordings of the Holy Quran and the Mecca Qibla pointer available always onboard.
Commenting on the Ramadan experience, Turky Alhammadi, Head of Product & Hospitality, Etihad Airways, said: “Our continued collaboration with Chef Khaled brings together his culinary skills with a distinctive modern take on local dishes, working hand in hand with our culinary design team. We hope that our guests will enjoy this specially curated menu during their flight in the holy month. We look forward to hosting our guests and encourage everyone travelling with Etihad to savour these Ramadan specials.”