11m fine chocolate treats fly on Emirates every year

Every year, at least 11 million pieces of gourmet chocolate are sourced from around the world to be served on Emirates’ flights.
Updated 07 July 2019

11m fine chocolate treats fly on Emirates every year

Every year, at least 11 million pieces of gourmet chocolate are sourced from around the world to be served in Emirates’ premium cabins, in addition to a variety of chocolate desserts and treats in all classes. 

In first and business class, Emirates lets its customers sample pralines and bonbons from eight gourmet chocolatiers from six chocolate-loving nations. The airline said the brands were selected to give its customers a variety of premium chocolates from around the world including local home-grown brands from the UAE, where the airline is based. Each chocolate brand is on board for three months before a new selection is introduced to delight frequent flyers.

This includes: Godiva from Belgium, an Emirates staple on board for over 20 years; Valrhona from France, who have been producing chocolates since 1922; Canonica from Switzerland, who provide handmade Swiss chocolates; Pacari from Ecuador, an organic and vegan-friendly alternative; Neuhaus from Belgium, the inventor of the Belgian Praline, among others.


Lulu initiates faster delivery in KSA, partners with various food delivery apps

Updated 30 March 2020

Lulu initiates faster delivery in KSA, partners with various food delivery apps

RIYADH: LuLu, the region’s top retailer, joined hands with various delivery partners to further widen the reach and speed up its online grocery delivery, in view of the current curfew restrictions all the over the country to combat corona virus.

As part of the new initiative, shoppers can now order their groceries through popular apps, such as Hunger Station, To you, Careem now and Wasel. LuLu has created an exclusive list of essentials and daily groceries from which shoppers can order for speedy deliveries at their doorsteps.

Commenting on the new initiatives, Shehim Mohammed, Director of LuLu Hypermarkets in Saudi Arabia, said: “In wake of the current pandemic, we are exploring all possible avenues to ensure that residents in the Kingdom get their orders as quickly as possible. Apart from the food delivery apps, we have also tied up with Aramex, Samsa and many rent-a-car companies to expedite the delivery of online shopping orders.”

Hunger Station and To You has gone live with LuLu groceries on 29th March and others will be up and running in the next couple of days as confirmed by the authorities.

“We are fully aware of our responsibilities as a leading retailer and have ensured that our stores and warehouses are well stocked. We are working very closely with government authorities, suppliers and logistics partners to ensure uninterrupted and sustained supplies while maintaining the highest standards of hygiene, health and safety. We thank all our shoppers for their support and urge them to remain calm and stable, as there is absolutely no need for any anxiety or panic,” added Shehim Mohammed.