Emirates EK441 Adelaide to Dubai International Economy Meals

Emirates EK441 Adelaide to Dubai International Economy 777-300 flight review
Emirates EK441 Economy 777-300 vegetarian meal. Photo: Willunga Wino

Emirates

They’re famed for their cuisine, using ingredients and meals that are famous in the destination countries.

Economy Class customers enjoy a complete range of complimentary drinks including aperitifs, spirits, beers and a choice of excellent red and white wines, except on flights to Saudi Arabia. Champagne is also available, at a reasonable cost.

 

EK441 Adelaide to Dubai


This flight departs the Adelaide at 10.35pm and arrives in Dubai at at 5.15am .

Given that you need to be at the airport 3 hours before the flight, this could be considered being a dinnertime and a breakfast meal. 

 

Beverages

Economy Class customers have access to complimentary drinks including aperitifs, spirits, beers, and a choice of red and white wines. Champagne is also available, at a cost of US$15 a glass.

I enjoyed a French Sauvignon Blanc with my vegetarian (lacto ovo – meaning vego with eggs and dairy) code VGML meals. Different to New Zealand sauvignon blanc’s, even at altitude, this one was richer, still a soft and light mouthfeel, but less of the gooseberry  or cat-pee-on-wet-grass nose and more of the tropical and mineral notes.

 

Emirates EK441 Adelaide to Dubai International Economy 777-300 flight review

Emirates EK441 Economy 777-300 Cuvee Sabourin Sauvignon Blanc. Photo: Willunga Wino

Meals

On this long (12-13 hour flight) there are two meals, and snacks. I’m not sure if the snacks were offered via trolley service or on demand. I didn’t get one, but may have been asleep when they were brought past.

The first meal was dinner, and then there was a hot breakfast meal before we landed.

The standard economy dinner tray included some snacks that could be enjoyed later, bagel chips with salsa and crackers with cream cheese. These were missing from the VGML vegetarian tray, even though the snacks were all vegetarian. Luckily Mr Wino didn’t mind sharing, even the little square of chocolate!

For my late dinner, there was:

  • Jatz crackers with a piece of Bega Tasty cheese;
  • Lettuce and tomato salad with hummus and lemon;
  • Main dish;
  • Mini-pita bread and butter.

 

Emirates EK441 Adelaide to Dubai International Economy 777-300 flight review

Emirates EK441 Economy 777-300 vegetarian meal. Photo: Willunga Wino

 

The main dish was unusual and tasty. 

Spiced couscous which was moist, fluffy and flavoursome was flanked with minted peas. On the other side, a selection of veggies and olives was in a lemony, Middle Eastern spiced gravy sauce.

 

Emirates EK441 Adelaide to Dubai International Economy 777-300 flight review

Emirates EK441 Economy 777-300 vegetarian meal. Photo: Willunga Wino

 

For breakfast there were two options, a vegetarian one and a non-vegetarian one. I was so drowsy, I couldn’t remember which option was the veggie one, the menu was buried under Mr Wino’s knees, so I grabbed a tray for each of us of the “scrambled eggs”.

I ate around the chipolata.

The eggs were fluffy and tasty, the tater tots flavoursome but soggy, and the tomato well cooked. 

The croissant was soft and brioche like, but easy enough to munch on with Beerenberg strawberry jam. 

Fruit salad was cool and fresh, my favourite was the grape. 

For any remaining peckishness, there were crackers and Philidelphia cream cheese. 

 

Emirates EK441 Adelaide to Dubai International Economy 777-300 flight review

Emirates EK441 Economy 777-300 vegetarian meal. Photo: Willunga Wino

 

Overall I was pretty impressed with the economy meals on Emirates from Adelaide to Dubai. It was a nice touch that the main meal was Middle Eastern inspired, given that Dubai was our destination.

The wine choices were also above average, being very international, different on each leg of our journey so creating a good point of interest.

 

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Our Rating

7 Packaging

7 Food Appearance

7 Food Taste

7 Food Quantity

7 Beverages

7 X Factor

2 Comments

  • Fiona says:

    I flew Emirates back in 2008 and also got the vego/vegan meals that trip (Syd-Dubai-Athens ret). The mains were great, I did get this really dodgy coleslaw roll for one snack/breakfast that was soggy. Oh and that trip the only snacks were cheese and crackers or chocolate. I was avoiding dairy at the time, so dry crackers it was.
    They were very generous with the wine back then too, but I got snapped at by one of the cabin crew for asking for water rather than climbing over the two sleeping passengers next to me to get some in a paper cup from the dispenser near the loos.

    • admin says:

      Water was a bit of an issue for me too, cups were brought around infrequently and I was on the window with 2 sleeping people next to me. I much prefer being given a bottle of water! I got a great margherita pizza as a snack on the way back, it was hot and yummy but not quite as good as the Qantas couscous pizza..Mmm Cheers, Louise

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