By Ihechukwu Ibeji
International carrier, Emirates Airlines said it is celebrating the season of love with its Nigerian customers on board and across its lounges worldwide on St. Valentine’s Day. The day is celebrated on February 14 of every year as a day of love. The airline said the celebrations will kick off in Emirates’ network of lounges, and climax on-board with a refreshed St. Valentine’s Day offering to create a memorable travel experience for its patrons.
According to the arrangements, Nigerian travelers who coincidentally are in Dubai on Valentine’s Day and planning to fly by Emirates will be hosted to a treat at the Emirates First and Business Class lounges in Dubai from February 13 to 15, 2019 where they will enjoy St. Valentine’s champagne treat with the lively and generous notes of Moet & Chandon Rosé Imperial, a selection of Valentine’s inspired cakes and desserts. The offer includes heart shaped dark chocolate raspberry truffle, strawberry eton mess with mini heart sprinkles, red velvet cupcakes and red velvet ice cream. There will also be St. Valentine’s Day coffee infusions by Coffee Planet and special biscuits from Costa Coffee, a special Voss water infusion of strawberry and watermelon, specially flavoured teas from Dilmah including a spritely chamomile and black iced tea and a rum-based Moroccan mint mojito black iced tea which will be paired with Florentines and cookies.
Emirates said they will also offer customers complimentary bottle engraving on purchase of spirits from Le Clos, a fine wines and luxury spirits retailer in the lounge. Emirates’ special pampering services in the lounges like the Timeless Spa and shoe shine services will also have special deals. In the same vein, Nigerian Travelers who will be present at any of the Emirates’ network of 42 lounges worldwide between February 13 to 15, will benefit from the Emirates’ chefs’ meals, one of which is the heart shaped culinary creations.
While on-board the Emirates flight, the Nigerian customers will be treated with meals seasoned with a touch of romance to complement the regionally inspired cuisine. On St. Valentine’s Day itself, Emirates will serve a special selection of desserts on longer flights across its network. Snack baskets in First Class will feature strawberry and cream flavoured Lakrids liquorice. At the First and Business class, customers can choose a Strawberry feuilletine with layered white chocolate mousse and strawberry jelly decorated with hearts for an after meal treat, while Economy Class, customers will be served a dark chocolate mousse topped with candied hearts for dessert.