Meals and

food on board

Pick from a choice of complimentary dishes on every flight, all created with fresh, seasonal ingredients and inspired by the destinations we fly to. Our food is full of flavour and you can enjoy some of your favourite brands on board.

Fresh food, good mood

On every flight we serve a choice of complimentary meals, snacks and drinks. If it’s a short flight, we’ll make sure you have time to eat while we’re in the air with our quicker express service.

And because your safety is always our main priority, our catering facilities go through rigorous hygiene testing before any of our meals are prepared. We’ve also streamlined the delivery of our food and drink service in line with strict COVID-19 guidelines.

guest enjoying complementary economy meal


Fresh food, good mood. Pick from a choice of exciting dishes, including at least one vegetarian option, freshly baked rolls and indulgent desserts – all served on our sustainably-sourced meal tray.

Our complimentary meal service also includes a choice of free beverages on every flight. Pick from a selection of soft drinks, alcoholic beverages or tea and coffee.

Fly in Economy


guest enjoying complementary business meal


How would you like to dine? In Business, we’ll welcome you on board with your choice of drink. Whenever you’re hungry, choose from our extensive a la carte menu featuring flavours inspired by the destinations we fly to – as well as everyday favourites like a steak sandwich or a scoop of ice-cream. Dine when you’re ready and enjoy a glass or two of wine or a cup of herbal tea to help you relax.

Fly in Business



emirati coffe in etihad first cabin

First and The Residence

When you fly in First and The Residence, you’ll enjoy the same quality and service that you’d expect from a world-class restaurant. After your welcome glass of champagne or fresh juice, a member of our team will guide you through your menu and make personal recommendations to help you pair the perfect beverage with your choice of meal. From a fine-dining, à la carte menu to eggs or steak prepared to perfection, this is a one-of-a-kind dining experience.

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Children’s meals

We’ve created healthy and fun children’s meals to keep little tummies happy on board. Packed with nutritious favourites and a sweet treat or two, your little ones won’t go hungry. Please remember to order your children’s meals at least 24 hours before your flight, otherwise we may not have it on board. We also have a small amount of baby food on board, available upon request from your Cabin Crew. We can also warm milk or food for your baby on board.

Request a children's meal

Flying with an allergy or dietary requirement

If you would like to request a special meal, you must order it at least 24 hours in advance. All of our meals on board are Halal, and you’ll always have a choice of at least one vegetarian option – so there's no need to request this.

You’ll always have a choice of at least one vegetarian option. You can request a special meal when you make your booking online, through Manage my booking, or with your local travel agent. If you're flying with a partner airline, you'll need to speak to them about your specific dietary requirements.


We do not guarantee a peanut-free environment on board. Nuts may be served in the cabin, used as an ingredient in a menu or carried on by other guests.

It is also possible that traces of peanuts or their derivatives could be in the cabin environment or the aircraft air conditioning.

An allergic reaction to peanuts or any derivative can be serious. We do not accept responsibility for any allergic reaction on board our flights.

If you have any sort of allergy, always speak to your doctor before you travel.

etihad's commitment to sustainability

Committed to sustainability

We’ve removed 27 million plastic lids and use recycled materials wherever possible. In Economy, our new cutlery is 85 per cent lighter, reducing fuel burn and CO 2 emissions by 1,200 tonnes.

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