Emirates is serving its guests Bavarian specialties on board and in its airport lounges to celebrate Oktoberfest this year.
From 21 September to 6 October 2019, customers between Dubai and Germany will be able to enjoy regional food and drinks in all classes of travel on board.
First Class and Business Class customers will be served original hops from one of six providers to the Munich Oktoberfest, in traditional steins in the Onboard Lounge of the Emirates A380. Typical Bavarian snacks will be available as accompaniments, including gingerbread hearts, pretzels with sweet mustard, and various hearty sandwiches.
In Emirates' premium classes, customers on flights from Dubai to Germany can expect a particularly extensive, regionally inspired menu. During the first half of the Oktoberfest, Nuremberg chicken sausages with mashed potatoes and sour cabbage will be on offer, while Leberkaese with fried egg and fried potatoes in First Class and Leberkaese with sour cabbage and pan-fried potatoes in Business Class will be on offer during the second half. Warm apple strudel with vanilla sauce will be served as dessert. On flights from Germany to Dubai, customers will enjoy braised beef with red cabbage and potato dumplings.
For those travelling in Economy Class on flights from Dubai to Germany, Emirates serves Leberkaese with sauerkraut and mashed potatoes on request and a piece of Bienenstich for dessert. On routes from Germany to Dubai, passengers can choose from two typical dishes: beef with caraway sauce and Knöpfle or Nuremberg grilled sausages with sauerkraut.
In the Emirates airport lounges in Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Frankfurt and Munich guests can find typical Bavarian delicacies in addition to the regular offering, including Leberkaese, Weisswuerste, chicken legs, potato salad, Obatzter or pretzels.
Emirates regionally inspired in-flight catering is regularly supplemented with seasonal menus celebrating occasions such as Christmas, Diwali and Chinese New Year. The Oktoberfest specialties are available exclusively on flights to and from Germany.