Dubai to Moscow – EK133

Emirates EK133 – Dubai to Moscow 3640 kms

The next leg of my Trans Siberian Trek is Dubai to Moscow on EK133, another Emirates Boeing 777-300ER in First Class, this time in seat 1A. Another old school boarding via the stairs.

It was a bit hazy in Dubai .

First up was a glass of 2006 Dom Pérignon Rose. Loved it, so did not say no when I was offered another glass. 4.5 out of 5



In partnership with Dom Pérignon chef Marco Fadiga, we present small bites inspired by the region

Grilled venison with cranberries
Smoked Scottish salmon with chives and avocado cream
Bleu d’Auvergne on gingerbread with spiced apricot chutney


Presented with a traditional selection of finely chopped onion,
grated egg, sour cream and lemon, served with melba toast and blinis

I went for the Caviar. Is there a better way to start a flight to Moscow than with Caviar and Dom?

Lentil Soup
Served with Arabic bread croûtons

Chicken and Lemongrass Consommé
With rice vermicelli and vegetable julienne

Traditional Arabic Mezze
A spread of local savoury dishes including houmous, muhammara, loubieh bil zeit, shanklish salad, moutabel, tabouleh, stuffed vine leaves and cheese kibbeh with walnuts

Selection of Smoked Fish
Tuna pastrami, salmon, scallop and halibut, served on quinoa salad with horseradish cream

My next course was the smoked fish. WoW, great combination, have never had Tuna Pastrami before, the smoked scallop was the star!

Sundried Tomato Crusted Chicken
Sliced and served chilled with kohlrabi and green papaya salad

Seasonal Salad
We can create a salad of your choice with toppings including veal rashers, shredded carrot, cherry tomatoes and bocconcini, dressed with creamy French vinaigrette or olive oil with balsamic vinegar, or to make your salad a light meal we can add grilled salmon or chicken schnitzel

Main Course

Braised Veal Cheeks
Served with steamed carrots, green beans and horseradish mash

Chicken Cutlets
Russian-style minced chicken patties, served with vegetable napoli, sour cream and crushed potatoes

Seafood Machbous
Seafood marinated in a traditional Emirati spice blend, served on fragrant rice

For my main course I had the Seafood Machbous. The aroma of spices as the plate was served was amazing, really enjoyed this as well.

Mediterranean Vegetable Ravioli
With sage butter sauce, tomatoes, olives and shaved pecorino

Prawn Bisque
Grilled prawns served with shellfish sauce and wild rice with cardamom and citrus zest

Side Dishes
Mashed potatoes with chives
Broccoli with honey‑roasted pumpkin
Sautéed spinach with roasted garlic
Steamed basmati rice

All our meals are served with freshly baked and toasted bread


Chocolate Ricotta Pudding
Topped with crumble and served with whipped cream

Raspberry Royale
White chocolate mousse with raspberry filling, on a layer of almond genoise

Seasonal Fruit
An assortment of fresh cut fruit

Cheese Board

Your choice from our selection of seasonal boutique cheeses,
served with crackers and accompaniments

Old White
Premium, aged Dutch gouda made from goat’s milk, with a bold flavour and smooth caramel finish

Bleu des Basques
A rich, creamy and earthy French blue cheese with a spicy and floral finish

Soft washed-rind French cheese with a red bloomy rind and
rich, creamy and mellow flavour

Belton Farm Red Fox
Handmade red leicester with an intense blend of sweet and nutty flavours
and a trademark hint of crunch

Tomme d’Espelette
Produced in the Basque countryside, this smooth and creamy cheese is
flavoured with warm, spicy chilli pepper

Yarra Valley Dairy Marinated Feta
Creamy and salty cow’s milk cheese, marinated in garlic, fresh thyme,
bay leaves, peppercorns and olive oil

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Finished up with the Yarra Valley Feta and the Belton Farm Red Fox

A great meal made even better by the awesome service of the EK133 crew.

The Wine

With the Smoked Fish I had two wines

Started with the August Kesseler Lorcher Schlossberg Riesling Alte Reben 2016, which was not bad, a 3.5 out of 5

The second wine was the Cervaro della Sala 2016, a better match for the smoked fish. Gave this a 4 out of 5

With my main course I had the Paul Jaboulet Aîné Hermitage La Chapelle 1998. Great drop, gave it a 4 out of 5

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To round of the wines I finished with a Vin de Constance Klein Constantia 2013. Just awesome, another 4 out of 5

Dubai to Moscow on EK133

Really enjoyed this flight, the crew were attentive and friendly and never seemed rushed like on EK655, which I put down to the 1 hour plus of turbulence where the crew were also required to buckle up. You really can’t go wrong in Emirates First Class.

Next up is Moscow and dinner at the White Rabbit Chef’s Table.

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Will be posting my full wine reviews shortly.

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