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Emirates starts serving ugali

The Emirates inflight catering unit in Dubai. PHOTO | COURTESY
The Emirates inflight catering unit in Dubai. PHOTO | COURTESY 

Serving from ugali to rare champagnes, the battle for the air traveller is moving past comfortable seats.

Emirates is one the airlines that is investing big in inflight food and drinks as it caters for its more than 55 million dine-in guests a year, travelling to and from 144 cities across six continents.

The airline has started serving local dishes on different routes, giving passengers a taste of the destination they are going to.

Sous Chef James Oludayo Salami, a Nigerian who makes oriental and continental dishes says they recently introduced East African delicacies such as mukimo, ugali, beef stew and specially prepared chicken on Nairobi and Entebbe routes, which have proved quite popular.