Emirates Serves Bavarian Food for Oktoberfest

Throughout the next two weeks, traditional specialties will be available in all cabin classes on flights to the airline’s German destinations.

Some of the traditional foods served in-flight and in Emirates’ German lounges. (All photos: Emirates)

To mark Oktoberfest this year, Emirates will offer Bavarian treats on board all flights to Munich, Hamburg, Düsseldorf, and Frankfurt until October 2. The new limited-time menu includes a German main course and dessert in economy, business, and first class, as well as bistro bites in the onboard A380 lounge, and a variety of classic Oktoberfest dishes in Emirates’ airport lounges in Germany.

Passengers flying economy can look forward to roasted chicken with paprika, with creamy mustard sauce, potato wedges, and braised red cabbage, followed by bienenstich – a signature German cream cake with almonds and honey, and served with fruit compote. Travelers in premium classes will enjoy braised veal shank, roasted seasonal vegetables, and moreish bread dumplings, and for dessert, first-class customers can indulge in the traditional sweet, steamed bun known as dampfnudel. Featuring a caramelized bottom and pillowy top, it comes drizzled with vanilla sauce and whipped cream.

Business- and first-class passengers can tuck into braised veal shank and bread dumplings.

Oktoberfest-themed sandwiches and snacks available on-board include leberwurst sausage sandwich with sweet mustard, Austrian roll with Emmental cheese and gherkin, and pretzels. Before landing, travelers will be handed a parting gift of individually wrapped gingerbread hearts.

In the airport lounges of Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, and Munich, the array of Bavarian dishes now range from veal weisswurst with parsley and mustard to cheese-and-butter obatzda with pretzel. Another option is chicken with parsley, classic potato salad, and hearty käsepätzle made with egg noodles and Emmental.

Emirates operates three daily flights from Dubai to Frankfurt, double daily connections to Munich, as well as daily flights to Dusseldorf and Hamburg. In response to the upsurge in passenger demand, the winter flight schedule will see frequencies added on these routes from October 1 onward.


The special dish for economy class is paprika roast chicken with potato wedges in mustard sauce.

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