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Emirates Wishes Guests a Lucky Lunar New Year In Lounges and Onboard

Celebrating the Lunar New Year on February 10th, Emirates guests can embrace the luck and festivities of the season with curated menus in lounges in Dubai, Singapore, Bangkok, Shanghai and Beijing, along with red envelopes onboard.

Emirates Celebrates The Lunar New Year, Heralding in the Year of the Dragon on February 10, 2024 - Courtesy Emirates

On Friday (February 9, 2024), Emirates announced that in celebration of the Lunar New year on February 10th, heralding in the ‘Year of the Dragon’, Emirates guests can embrace the luck of the season with curated menus in the lounges in Dubai, Singapore , Bangkok, Shanghai, and Beijing. Customers can also enjoy traditional ‘red envelopes’ onboard and blockbuster movies in Mandarin and Cantonese.  Passengers on select routes will also enjoy a Lunar New Year dessert, with a luscious red velvet lychee cake in First and Business Class, and a creamy red velvet lychee mousse in Economy.  First and Business Class guests will also receive a traditional red envelope filled with chocolate coins, to share good fortune and wishes for the new year.

In celebration of the Lunar New Year, Emirates’ lounges in Dubai will offer a range of festive fare on February 10th.  For Breakfast, First and Business Class lounges in Dubai will feature a classic ‘Cheung Fun’ steamed rice noodle stuffed with dried prawn and scallops.  At lunch and dinner, First Class lounge guests can indulge in a Cantonese roast duck bao with plum sauce, while First and Business lounge guests can feast on poached shrimp and vegetable dumplings with soy and vinegar dip, a Chinese rainbow salad with smoked salmon, sesame and soya ginger dressing, or pan-seared Chilean seabass with XO sauce and pak choy.  Dessert choices include a sweet and light mango coconut cake with spices, or black tea cake in the First Class lounge, with a tangy yuzu tartlet served with green tea powder in the Business Class Lounges.  Additionally, customers can visit the unique old-fashioned Emirates ice cream cart for a limited edition gourmet Matcha green tea ice cream, made in-house by Emirates’ talented chefs. 

In the airline’s Singapore Lounge, guests can enjoy the day with Chinese chicken sausage in lotus leaf and rice, where the sticky rice traditionally symbolizes family cohesiveness.  Other mains include stir fried prawn with green asparagus, and desserts such as pineapple upside-down cake with mango boba.  Customers visiting Emirates’ Bangkok Lounge will be enticed by sweet-and-sour-beef, succulently tender beef with sweet and tangy flavors, or chicken rice Hainan, chicken seasoned with a blend of ginger, garlic and sauce, followed by an orange mousse cake for dessert.

Emirates Celebrates the Lunar New Year on February 10, 2024, With Festive Fare in Select Lounges and Onboard Certain Flights - Courtesy Emirates

In Beijing, lounge visitors can enjoy Gongbao Prawn with cashews followed by eight treasure rice pudding, while Emirates’ lounge in Shanghai will celebrate the Lunar New Year with sweet-and-sour Mandarin fish or wok fried beef strips with mixed pepper, followed by a red velvet cake dessert.  All Emirates guests are welcome to visit Emirates’ Lounges, which is complimentary for First and Business Class customers, as well as Silver, Gold and Platinum Skywards members.  Other passengers can access the lounges from US $160, enjoying the facilities for up to four hours prior to departure.

Customers celebrating the Lunar New Year onboard can celebrate the season with up to 21 Mandarin and 12 Cantonese movies, including ‘Day Off’, ‘Lighting up the Stars’, ‘Awakening Spring’, and ‘Mad Fate’.  Additionally, over 250 Hollywood movies with Chinese subtitles are available, including new releases like ‘Oppenheimer’, ‘The Marvels’, and ‘Priscilla’.  Passengers can get into the festive mood with a music library of 115 Chinese albums.  Customers celebrating the Vietnamese New Year, known as the Tet Festival, can also choose from seven Vietnamese movies, including ‘Extremely Easy Job’, ‘578 Magnum’, ‘The Brilliant Darkness’ and ‘Big Sis, You’re Mine.’


Source: Emirates


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