Colombo to Dubai – EK655

Emirates EK655 – Colombo to Dubai, 3,307 kms

Not a bad way to start a holiday with the first leg of my Siberian Trek a flight on an Emirates Boeing 777-300ER in Seat 1A!




Pumpkin Soup
Creamy soup garnished with pumpkin seeds

Traditional Arabic Mezze
A spread of local savoury dishes including houmous, moutabel, shanklish salad, bamieh bil zeit, chickpea salad, muhammara, stuffed vine leaves, potato kibbeh and Arabic bread

Roasted Lemon Chicken
Sliced and served with grilled asparagus and pickled orange salad with ginger Dinner is served with a seasonal side salad

Main Course

Chicken with Tomato and Ginger Chutney
Served with roasted vegetables and potatoes with herbs

Moju‑style Basa
Fish fillet served with spiced tomato chutney, tempered green beans and vegetable fried rice

Braised Beef with Caraway
Served with steamed vegetables and mashed potatoes with herbs

Mushroom Tortellini
In tomato cream sauce with sautéed vegetables and parmesan

Side Dishes
Roasted new potatoes
Blanched baby carrots
Green beans with tomatoes and mushrooms
Steamed basmati rice

Bread Basket
Masala pappad, godamba roti, pav and garlic bread

Mango chutney, cucumber raita, yoghurt and Malay pickle


Dense chocolate cake with apricot preserve, served with tropical fruit salad and strawberry coulis

Coconut custard pudding topped with cashew nuts, served with kithul treacle

Seasonal Fruit
An assortment of fresh cut fruit

Cheese Board

A carefully chosen assortment of fine boutique cheeses from around the world, served with crackers and accompaniments


Fine luxury chocolates

The Wine


Dom Pérignon 2008 – Pinot Noir / Chardonnay – Champagne, France

Red Wine

Château Pontet-Canet 2005 – Cabernet Sauvignon Blends, Pauillac, France

EK655, Colombo to Dubai, Emirates Airlines, Boeing 777-300ER, Emirates First Class


Dow’s Colheita Port 1978 – Touriga Nacional / Touriga Franca / Tinta Barroca / Tinta Roriz / Tinta Cão – Douro Valley, Portugal

Colombo to Dubai – EK655

My flight from Colombo to Dubai on boar EK655 was very comfortable despite the first hour or so being through some severe turbulence. The crew did a great job of looking after me.

Being able to start my journey with a glass 2008 Dom Pérignon made realise I was actually on holidays!

Really enjoyed the Beef, it was very tender and tasty, was not a fan of the Pontet-Canet, not the best match for the Beef dish.

Next up is a flight from Dubai to Moscow.

3 thoughts on “Colombo to Dubai – EK655

  • August 9, 2019 at 09:04

    nothing but the best for Mr O.

  • August 10, 2019 at 04:22

    wow. I like your style. DP is great, 2005 Bordeaux is probably not ready, but I was the most impressed with the “stickies” selection – Dow’s Colheita Port 1978? wow again. Safe travels!

    • August 10, 2019 at 15:44

      The DP was good, the next flight has a 2006 DP Rose, which was even better. Thanks!


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