Arrivals & Departures A sky-high Christmas dinner

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Ever wondered what an in-flight meal looks like on Christmas Day? 

As we all tuck into our prawns and turkey for Christmas lunch or dinner, passengers aboard Emirates' flights will also be enjoying a festive meal.

For the first time, the airline has introduced a Christmas menu featuring traditional seasonal favourites in all cabin classes. 

Passengers in economy class will be served rolled turkey buffe (breast) with cranberry jus lie, mashed potatoes, chicken sausage and vegetables. Dessert will be festive chocolate pudding with spiced ginger custard.

In first and business classes, passengers will start with poached king prawns with a Marie Rose sauce and fennel with lemon and herbs, followed by rolled turkey buffe with chestnut stuffing, cranberry jus lie, pumpkin mash and brussel sprouts with turkey rashers and cream. A variety of desserts are available on different routes including chocolate pudding, chocolate and chestnut torte, and yule log.

First class passengers will also enjoy luxury hot chocolate made with Valrhona chocolate. 

For young travellers, there's a special kid's menu with roast turkey, sweet potato mash, carrots and peas, plus a candy cane and chocolate buttons. 

The Christmas meals are available on flights from Dubai to Australia, Europe, the UK and the US and will be served throughout December.

Other festive on-board amenities include holiday movies such as Home Alone, Elf, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation and The Nutcracker on Emirates' ICE in-flight entertainment system. Eve the reindeer has also been introduced as a seasonal addition to the Emirates Fly With Me Animals range for children.

Premium-class passengers can also get into the festive spirit before their flight at the Emirates lounges in Dubai International Airport, where traditional sweets such as Basler Leckerli gingerbread cookies, Christmas cake and stollen are available, as well as roast turkey in the first-class lounges.

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