• Bassma Al Jandaly, Editor In Chief

Emirates Airline to serve, create kosher meals in house

Emirates Airline will now be providing kosher meals on its flights, according to Agence France Presse (AFP).

The airline released its plans to add kosher meals to its menu on Thursday, making its own kosher meals available to keep in line with Jewish dietary restrictions after the countries signed an agreement normalizing ties on Tuesday.

Emirates' catering service had been offering kosher meals to its passengers prior to this announcement. They were outsourced, however, whereas now the meals will be made in house and the airline will "set up a dedicated production facility" that will be operational by January 2021.

"With recent developments, we expect that demand for kosher food in the UAE and region will grow quickly," Emirates Flight Catering (EKFC) CEO Saeed Mohammed said in a statement. "We will also explore opening restaurants across Dubai and the [Gulf Cooperation Council]."

The new facility will welcome a partnership with CCL Holdings, to which it has named "Kosher Arabia," EKFC said in a statement.

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