From 1 October 2018, Emirates will launch a daily service between Dubai and Edinburgh, connecting passengers from all five major Australian cities with the second most visited country in the United Kingdom, Scotland.
UNESCO World Heritage Site, Scotland buzzes with excitement, culture, vibrant arts and a rich music scene, and has become an appealing destination for Australian travellers.
In celebration of the new route, Emirates has highlighted some of Scotland’s must-try dishes and delicacies.
Known as Scotland’s national dish, Haggis is a savoury pudding that combines the products of meat, oatmeal, onions, salts and spices, and is often served with “neeps and tatties”, more commonly known as turnips and potatoes.
A popular food for breakfast, notably with the Scottish soldiers during the first World War, the pink beef sausage is well complimented with tomato or barbeque sauce.
When flying with Emirates, passengers can enjoy numerous Scottish premium whiskies, including the Dalmore King Alexander III in First Class, Glenfiddich 15-year-old single malt in Business Class and Dewar’s White Label Scotch whiskey in Economy Class.
Originally created in Scotland and a commonly enjoyed delicacy across Great Britain, Ireland and parts of Europe, Black Pudding is a form of sausage, made up of a combination of animal blood and oatmeal that is then served boiled, grilled or fried.
A traditional Scottish dessert, Cranachan combines whipped cream, whiskey, honey, toasted oatmeal and fresh raspberries. To traditionally serve the dessert, all ingredients are separated so that people can assemble their own ideal dessert.
The new route will be operated by an Emirates Boeing 777-300ER in a three-class configuration with eight private suites in First Class, 42 lie flat seat in Business Class and 304 spacious seats in Economy.
Flight EK023 will depart Dubai daily at 0955hrs and arrive in Edinburgh at 1450hrs, while the return flight, EK024 will depart Edinburgh at 2015hrs and arrive in Dubai at 0640hrs the next morning.