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Celebrate the Lunar New Year in Style with Emirates

Experience a Festive Journey on Emirates Flights this Lunar New Year

Emirates is set to make this Lunar New Year extra special for travelers. Mark your calendars for February 10 as the start of the Dragon year unfolds, with Emirates offering a blend of traditional customs and gourmet delights. No matter where you’re heading, get ready to indulge in the season’s vibrant spirit with Emirates‘ exclusive festive treats on select flights and lounges across the globe.

Savor the Flavors of Tradition with the Emirates Lunar Year Menu

Emirates is celebrating the Lunar New Year on the 10 February. The airline heralds in the Year of the Dragon with special in-flight treats and curated menus in its lounges.

Luxurious Lounges Await

Prepare to be delighted by Emirates lounges in several cities bustling with Lunar New Year festivities. If you’re stopping by in Dubai, the lounges will tempt you with other traditional dishes to savor.

  • Breakfast in the First and Business Class lounges will feature a classic ‘Cheung Fun’ steamed rice noodle roll stuffed with dried prawns and scallops.
  • First Class lounge customers can indulge in a Cantonese roast duck bao with plum sauce at lunch and dinnertime.
  • First and Business Class lounge guests can feast on scrumptious poached shrimp and vegetable dumplings with soy and vinegar dip. Alternatively, enjoy Chinese rainbow salad with smoked salmon, and sesame and soya ginger dressing. Or delight in pan-seared Chilean seabass with XO sauce and pak choy.
  • Desserts include a sweet and light mango coconut cake with spices or black tea cake in the First Class lounge.
  • A tangy yuzu tartlet served with green tea powder is available in the Business Class Lounges.
  • Emirates’ old-fashioned ice-cream cart will scoop out limited edition gourmet Matcha green tea ice cream made in-house by Emirates chefs.

A Global Culinary Celebration

Emirates lounge locations promise a unique and delicious way to ring in the New Year. Each lounge reflects the local flavors of its city. Enjoy Chinese chicken sausage and stir-fried prawns in Singapore. Savor sweet and sour beef in Bangkok. In Beijing, succumb to the rich taste of Gongbao Prawn. Shanghai keeps it festive with sweet and sour mandarin fish.

  • Singapore Emirates Lounge: customers can celebrate the day with Chinese chicken sausage in lotus leaf and rice, where the sticky glutinous rice traditionally symbolizes family cohesiveness. Other main courses include stir-fried prawns with green asparagus. Delicious desserts include pineapple upside-down cake with mango boba.
  • Bangkok Emirates Lounge: customers will be enticed by beef sweet and sour- succulent, tender beef with sweet and tangy flavors, or chicken rice Hainan – Hainanese chicken seasoned with a blend of ginger, garlic, and sauce, followed by a dessert of orange mousse cake.
  • Beijing Emirates Lounge: customers can indulge in Gongbao Prawn with cashew nuts followed by eight treasure rice pudding, while in Shanghai, Lunar New Year will be celebrated with sweet and sour mandarin fish or wok-fried beef strips with mixed pepper, followed by red velvet cake.

Everyone’s Invited

Whether you are an Emirates Skywards member or flying First or Economy, you can join the festivities. Those without complimentary lounge access can buy an access pass starting from USD 160. Start your Lunar New Year trip in the lap of luxury.

In-flight Festivity

Good Fortune Takes Flight

On board select routes, Emirates wishes you luck with traditional ‘red envelopes’ filled with chocolate coins. The airline will also serve Lunar New Year desserts like red velvet lychee cake for First and Business Class. Passengers in Economy class can savor a creamy mousse variant.

Entertainment in the Clouds

On Emirates’ ice in-flight entertainment system, you can catch over 20 Mandarin and 12 Cantonese blockbuster movies. Highlights include ‘Day Off’ and ‘Lighting Up the Stars’. For movie buffs, the airline also offers over 250 Hollywood hits with Chinese subtitles. Plus, with a treasure trove of 115 Chinese music albums, the perfect soundtrack will accompany your Lunar New Year celebration.

A Touch of Vietnam

Emirates offers a selection of Vietnamese films onboard for those celebrating Vietnam’s Tet Festival.


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