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An extra special treat

Known for its distinctive covering of edible silver foil, the pista roll takes centre stage on many Indian celebrations. This rich treat is made with ground cashew nut fudge moulded into delightful shapes. 

Find this classic sweet on selected flights between Dubai and India from 9 to 15 November in First Class and Business Class.

The sweet taste of happiness

The laddu is among the most enjoyed Indian sweets, and is served on every happy occasion. Feel the joy in every bite of our motichoor laddu served with your hot meals in all cabin classes on selected flights this Diwali.

You’ll also find the motichoor laddu and other seasonal treats, including kulfi falooda, kachori and barfi and gulab jamun at our lounges in Dubai and Cape Town from 9 to 15 November.

In Dubai, enjoy our refreshing mocktails Diwali ka diya and Shikanji as well cocktails Phuljadi and Rum ta jogi specially blended for the occasion.

Get into the festive spirit

Listen to classic tunes or choose from over 260 Indian movies, including new and classic Bollywood hits and regional favourites.

Watch Bholaa, Drishyam 2, Rocketry: The Nambi Effect, Kantara and a special collection of films by Bollywood’s father of romance Yash Raj. Or listen to Yash Raj on Indian TV and over 30 albums and playlists of Indian music.

You can even create your festive playlist ahead and set the mood for your flight.

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Diwali or Deepavali? What’s in a name?

Deepavali is a Sanskrit portmanteau of dipa, which means lights, and vali, meaning numerous. It’s no wonder that a row of lit clay lamps called diya has become a symbol of this beloved five day festival that celebrates the victory of light over darkness. In many parts of India, particularly the south, the festival is still known by this name. But whether you greet anyone a happy Deepavali or Diwali, you’re sure to light up their day.

Products and services may vary on actual flights depending on routes, aircraft configuration and seasonality. Operational requirements may also cause last-minute changes to the aircraft used on scheduled flights.