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Emirates Brings Local Flavours and Culture Onboard

This year, Emirates will be celebrating the UAE National Day holidays by serving local delicacies, proudly crafted in the UAE to help make travel a little sweeter.

Customers traveling in all classes from 2 December will be able to savour chocolates from Dubai’s only bean-to-bar chocolate maker, Mirzam.

Partnering with a business like Mirzam allows the airline to offer locally-sourced sweet treats that present traditional Emirati flavours with a modern twist, all at 40,000 feet.

Customers travelling in Emirates First and Business Class will enjoy white chocolate Emirati aseeda caramels, inspired by the texture and flavours of the local dessert, as well as dark milk chocolate Emirati ragag truffles, echoing the qualities of the traditional crispy pancake.

Economy Class passengers will be able to sample a taster box of bites consisting of single-origin India dark chocolate, dark milk chocolate with sea salt, and aseeda caramelised white chocolate with cardamom.

Mirzam is one example of the many local suppliers Emirates does business with each year.

The airline has also collaborated with home-grown brands like Forrey & Galland, who make handmade chocolate following French traditions and Coco Jalila, known for their classic European-style filled chocolates with an Arabic flair.

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