Kuala Lumpur – Customers travelling on Emirates’ flights between Kuala Lumpur and Dubai during Lunar New Year are in for a special treat as the international airline celebrates the beginning of the new year in the lunar calendar. A special selection of delicacies and traditional Chinese fare await passengers across all classes of travel as well as in its airport lounge in Malaysia.

Lunar New Year is a celebration of family, fun and most notably, feasting with plenty of warm wishes for happiness and prosperity extended to friends and loved ones. Red packets are handed out to family, friends and relatives as a way of sending good wishes and blessings during this auspicious holiday period, and mandarin oranges are exchanged to symbolise good luck.

From 4-6 February, travellers flying between Kuala Lumpur and Dubai can enjoy celebrating the tradition as Emirates brings a taste of home to its passengers in-flight. In addition to the regionally inspired cuisine served on board, passengers travelling to Malaysia from Dubai during the same period, will be able to indulge in a selection of Lunar New Year desserts. Both First Class and Business Class passengers can tuck into a mouth-watering lychee and raspberry mousse served with vanilla lychee compote, shaped in the design of a traditional Chinese firecracker. First Class travellers will also receive a specially-curated goodie basket to complete the festive cheer, while Business Class passengers can also enjoy coconut and mandarin mousse, served with mandarin compote. Passengers in Economy Class will also be able to satisfy their sweet tooth with a mandarin cake topped with orange compote.

To complete the festive experience, First Class customers can look forward to savouring a white peach mochi as a post-meal accompaniment alongside coffee or tea.

In addition, for those who wish to pick up a gift for family and friends from the comfort of their seats, passengers can enjoy a 20 percent discount on Duty Free items onboard from 8 to 10 February for all purchases over USD 95.

Adding to the festive in-flight experience, and creating a memorable journey for passengers during the holiday period, Emirates’ First and Business Class Lounge at Kuala Lumpur International Airport will add to its menu two special main courses including lotus leaf wrapped Rice (Lo Mai Gai) as well as  Jiao Zi (Vegetable Dumpling), from 4-6 February. Tangyuan (Chinese dessert) will be added to the selecion to mark the occasion. Passengers in the lounge at Dubai International Airport can revel in festive fare before their flight with a menu that includes salad shredded szechuan chicken, meat balls cooked with sauce, pakchoy, baby carrot flower and Poached dumpling with spring onion and black vinegar sauce.

Emirates operates 21 non-stop flights a week from Kuala Lumpur to Dubai. For more information on Emirates, including how to book flights and a complete list of terms and conditions, visitwww.emirates.com/my.

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