Qatar Airways is celebrating Ramadan and preparing its flights for Iftar by serving bespoke treats to passengers on board and at Hamad International Airport (HIA).
The airline’s cabin crew will announce the time of the “Maghrib” prayer on board and invite passengers to enjoy their Iftar meal together.
Passengers will receive a specially designed Iftar treat which includes a selection of vegetarian and non-vegetarian wraps, a sweet box with traditional Arabic desserts, dates, fresh laban and a bottle of water.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker said: “Ramadan is a special time for many of our passengers, and we would like to take this opportunity to embrace the unity that comes with the traditions of this holy month. As the best airline in the world, it is important to us to provide personalized service that meets the needs of fasting travelers and to go the extra mile to ensure their journey is smooth. On behalf of Qatar Airways, I wish you all a blessed Ramadan.
Qatar Airways Iftar treats are designed to embrace the spirit of the holy month and feature Arabic calligraphy, wishing passengers “Ramadan Kareem”. To share the joy and traditions of Iftar, all passengers will be served an Iftar treat when traveling on select routes across the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the Indian subcontinent.
Traveling between time zones can be difficult for the fasted traveler; thus, Qatar Airways cabin crew will make an announcement and serve Iftar treats at the time of breaking the fast.
Throughout Ramadan, passengers can enjoy the airline’s Islamic collection on Qatar Airways’ award-winning Oryx One (IFE) in-flight entertainment system; they can listen to Quran or watch different Islamic programs on Islam and Life Channel. During Ramadan, over 700 new entertainment options will be added to Oryx One as part of the airline’s festivities. Oryx One IFE offers passengers over 5,000 entertainment options, including the latest blockbuster movies, TVs, games and more.
Passengers transiting through Doha can continue their spiritual rites at Al Safwa First Class Lounge and Al Mourjan Business Lounge, where the call to prayer will be announced and guests will be invited to use the readily available prayer rooms.
When passengers are ready to break their fast, Qatar Airways premium lounges offer a selection of traditional Ramadan dishes in addition to an already extensive menu. In addition to the service of Arabic coffee and dates, jallab, tamarind, kamardine, rose syrup, laban and water will be offered to quench the thirst of the passenger. Vegetable Samosa, Tharid and Harees will also be included as traditional Ramadan favorites in the dining experience.
HIA has 16 spacious prayer rooms with dedicated ablution facilities, designed to meet the spiritual needs of passengers. When passengers are ready to enjoy their Iftar meal, HIA offers more than 30 restaurants and cafes, including Harrods Tea Room, Armani Ristorante and Evergreens Organics. – TradeArabia Press Service