This qualifies as the scoop of the summer. After free hotel stays earlier this month, Emirates Airlines is now handing out free ice cream to passengers at Dubai International Airport (DXB). Looks like Emirates is on a mission to become everyone’s favourite airline this summer and at the rate they’re going, Dubai’s national carrier is owning the leaderboard.
How to get your free ice cream
All passengers travelling in and out of Terminal 3 at Dubai International Airport can dig into tubs of ice cream. Emirates’ ice cream carts are placed at six different locations in the Departures area and are easy to spot thanks to their siren-red colouring.
Once you sight them make a beeline to the cart and claim your free ice cream, which the staff manning the pushcarts quite generously hand out. Apparently, you can grab as many ice cream tubs as you want to. Get some for your family, for your travel buddies or just treat yourself.
Three different flavours
Since they come in three drool-worthy flavours, solo travellers have the convenient excuse of “trying out them all” to grab as many as they want. Made by Emirates’ in-flight catering under the Emperor branding, options include classic summer hits of vanilla and mango sorbet. For those with more diverse and experimental palates, the Arabic coffee with dates ice cream – an ode to local ingredients – should do the trick.
Emirates free ice cream is only available on these days of the week
You know how flights during the weekends cost more? Well, it pays to fly with Emirates over the weekends this summer – the free ice creams are doled out only on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until July 16. So, if you’re flying out of Dubai on holiday this summer don’t forget to scan the departures section for bright red ice cream trucks.
This isn’t the first time Emirates has been giving away free ice creams. The airline first rolled out this promotion in 2018 and ended up handing out over 2 million ice cream cups. Now that’s the kind of ice cream fact you scream about!
The summer promotion is available to Emirates passengers as well as FlyDubai passengers flying out of or transiting through Terminal 3.