Valentine’s Day: Emirates Celebrates Love For Nigerian Travelers

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Yemisi Izuora 

Emirates is celebrating the season of love with its Nigerian customers on board and across its lounges worldwide this Valentine’s Day.

The celebrations will kick off in Emirates’ network of lounges, and climax on-board with a refreshed Valentine’s Day offering to create a memorable travel experience for customers.

Nigerian Travellers 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 13th to February 15th.

The carrier in a statement said travellers will enjoy; a Valentine’s champagne treat with the lively and generous notes of Moet & Chandon Rosé Imperial, a selection of Valentine’s inspired cakes and desserts including heart shaped dark chocolate raspberry truffle, strawberry eton mess with mini heart sprinkles, red velvet cupcakes and red velvet ice cream,

Valentine’s Day coffee infusions by Coffee Planet & special biscuits from Costa Coffee, a special Voss water infusion of strawberry & 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.

Also, Complimentary bottle engraving on purchase of spirits from Le Clos, a fine wines & luxury spirits retailer in the lounge will be offered.

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 Travellers who will be present at the any of the Emirates’ network of 42 lounges worldwide between February 13th to 15th, will benefit from Emirates’ chefs meals, one of which is the heart shaped culinary creations. The special selection of Valentine’s inspired desserts includes; Mud cake with a chocolate ganache, berry coulis and decorated with white chocolate hearts in lounges in Australia, White chocolate mousse with strawberry and passion fruit in lounges in the UK, Chocolate covered strawberries with coconut flakes in Emirates lounges in Boston, LAX and JFK, Pink macaroon and heart-shaped mousse cakes in Shanghai, and Red velvet torte with cream cheese and strawberry tart in Cairo, Egypt.

 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 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 & 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.

‘ice’, Emirates’ award winning inflight entertainment system will also get travellers in the Valentine’s mood. Nigerian Travellers can get to watch the highly celebrated Nollywood movie ‘The Royal Hibiscus Hotel’ (Nigeria), a romantic movie produced by the makers of the ‘Wedding Party’. The movie starred top Nollywood actors and actresses such as Zainab Balogun, Kenneth Okolie, and Jide Kosoko, amongst others. Similarly, they can get entertained with other African movies such as ‘Supa Modo’, Kenya’s 2019 Oscar submission in the Best Foreign Film category, ‘I Am Not A Witch’ (Zambia), ‘Farewell Ella Bella’ (South Africa), to mention but a few.

For lovers of TV shows, they can enjoy ‘African laughs: Chinedu’, one of Africa’s comedy shows with funniest stand-up comedians.

Nigerian music playlists available on ice for the month of February include music by Fela Kuti, Davido’s ‘Son of Mercy EP’, WizKid’s ‘Sounds from the Other Side’, and Burna Boy’s ‘Outside’. Other African music to choose from are Dj Ganyani’s House Grooves, Best of Yvonne Chaka Chaka, African Pop Mix, and Diamond Platnumz’s A Boy from Tandale.

 Customers can also create their own playlists of music, movies and TV shows on the Emirates app ahead of their flight and sync it to their seats once on board.

Those looking for gifts for their loved ones can look forward to special deals. Emirates’ onboard Duty Free, titled ‘Be by Emirates’ features a revamped catalogue with new and exclusive products. Nigerian Customers who spend USD 95 or more between February 8th to 10th, will enjoy a 20 per cent discount.

The Emirates official stores will have Valentine’s Day pyjamas for ladies and other Valentine’s themed Emirates merchandise available at www.emirates.store. Customers can also use the promo code EKLOVE until 11th Feb for free delivery on purchases over USD 100.

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