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Airline meals: Flying Emirates IAH-DXB-CCU

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Does anyone know what a "Hindu" or a "Muslim" meal consists of on Emirates (apart from the obvious ie no beef/pork)?

I wanted to know if anyone can give me specific examples of sample meals before I take the risk of ordering something worse than the standard airline fare :)

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  1. Yes. The caterers to Emirates Airlines are the same ones that cater our cafeteria where I work. And I have flown Emirates many times. I can say their food is very good, I have never been so impressed with airplane food. But their source of lamb is very stinky. Lamb biriani is usually what they serve in the Muslim meal, so I always order a Hindu meal. That is usually some kind of lentils, a mixed veg, a pullao, an Indian sweet, a little plastic packet of pickles, and a salad. I do believe that all Emirates food is halaal, not just the Muslim meal. If were you, I would go for the Hindu meal.

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    1. re: luckyfatima

      Thanks for the info. Do you know if there is a non-veg Hindu meal (they have Asian vegetarian as a separate option)?

      Although lamb biryani sounds enticing, I'll take your word on it about the stinky lamb.

      I heart Emirates service is very good and we are looking forward to the trip. They even provide a hotel and meals during our layover in Dubai on the way back! All for less than what we used to pay on British Airways.

    2. Did you complete you trip yet? I am also planning to book my trip, same route. Just wanted to know your experience. Also did they provide hotel on the return trip?