Meeting your dietary needs

We endeavor to meet your preferred taste and special dining requirements - be it for religious compliance, medical needs or to satisfy the appetite of our younger guests.

Halal Meals

All meals we serve are Halal, prepared in strict compliance to halal requirements. There is no need to specifically request this as all our meals are suitable for Muslims.

Special meals

Meals and allergies

Meals with peanuts

Nuts may be served in the cabin or used as an ingredient in a menu. We do not guarantee a peanut-free environment or peanut-free meals onboard. We do not restrict other passengers from bringing items onboard that may contain nuts.

It is 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.

Allergies to ingredients

We do not accept responsibility for any allergic reaction onboard our flights. If you have any allergy or have similar concerns, please discuss these with your doctor prior to travelling with us. 

It is recommended that if you have a severe allergy to peanuts or their derivatives, or any other meal ingredients, you may bring your own food, keeping in mind liquid restrictions currently in force.

Our cabin crew will be happy to warm your meal for you.

Ways to request for special meals

Online

When making a new booking online through Etihad.com, select your flight/s, enter passenger name and click the plus button (+) to access meal request.

Manage my Booking

After booking your flight online or with the Contact Centre, go to Manage my Booking and modify the Passenger Details page.

Travel agent

When booking through a travel agent, directly request your preferred meal from your travel agent.

  • Meals should be requested at least 24 hours prior to departure. We cannot guarantee delivery of your meal if ordered less than 24 hours.

Meal descriptions

Meals for religious needs

MEAL

CODE

DESCRIPTION

Vegetarian Meal

VGML

  • Contains all types of fruits and vegetables.
  • Does not contain any meat, fish or animal by-products (like animal fat in biscuits).
  • Does not contain dairy products.

Hindu Meal

(Non-veg)

HNML

  • Contains meat (lamb or chicken), fish, eggs and dairy products.
  • Does not contain any beef or beef products.
  • Prepared according to subcontinent taste (mildly spicy to spicy).
  • Suitable for members of the Hindu community.

Kosher Meal

(Requires 72 hours prior notice)

KSML

  • Contains meat from animals that have split hooves and chew the cud, or species of fish that have both fins and scales.
  • Contains fruit and vegetables (except those prone to infestation).
  • Certified in the kosher kitchen and double-sealed after packing.

Vegeterian Jain meal

VJML

  • Contains non-root vegetables only.
  • Does not contain any root vegetables like onions, ginger, garlic, potatoes, carrots or animal/animal by-products.
  • Prepared Asian style.
  • Suitable for a section of the Indian community who are strict vegetarians.

Meals for medical and dietary needs

MEAL

CODE

DESCRIPTION

Asian Vegetarian Meal

 AVML

  • Contains all types of fruits, vegetables, and dairy products.
  • Does not contain any type of meat, fish or eggs.
  • Prepared according to subcontinent taste (mildly spicy to spicy).
  • Can qualify as a Hindu meal.

Bland Meal

BLML

  • Contains mostly soft food that is easily digestible like mashed potatoes, spinach, soft boiled eggs, boiled meats, toast and dairy products.
  • Does not contain spices, onion or garlic and food that are baked, fried or spicy.

Diabetic Meal

DBML

  • Contains minimum salt, low fat products, high fibre fruits and vegetables.
  • Do not contain any kind of sugar (only certain permitted sugar substitutes).
  • Suitable for guests with diabetes (low insulin levels).

Fruit Platter

FPML

  • Contains seasonal fruits.
  • Suitable for guests who are fasting or has dietary needs.

Gluten Free Meal

GFML

  • Contains meat, poultry, fish, rice, fruits and vegetables, corn, potatoes, dairy products, chocolate, dried beans and peas.
  • Contains salt and pepper, herbs and spices, sugars and preserves, margarine, tapioca and vegetable oils.
  • Suitable for guests who need to limit their intake of Gluten (or Gliadin, a protein fraction of gluten), a substance found in wheat, barley, rye and oats.

Low-calorie Meal

LCML

  • Contains food with plenty of roughage and with less fats and carbohydrates.
  • Does not contain sugar, cream, sauces, mayonnaise or fatty meats.
  • Suitable for guests on restricted or low-calorie diets

Low Fat / Low Cholesterol Meal

LFML

  • Contains margarine, cottage cheese, egg white, boiled rice, potatoes, lean meats, fish, wholegrain bread, cereals and fruit.

Low Sodium Meal

LSML

  • Does not contain salt, MSG and baking soda/powder.

 

Non-lactose Meal

NLML

  • Contains salads, roughage, pasta, rice, fish or meat.
  • Does not contain milk and milk products, sauces, soft rolls, croissants or chocolate.
  • Suitable for guests who are allergic or intolerant to milk or milk products or guests who have low lactose levels in their bodies.

Raw Vegetable Meal

RVML

  • Contains mainly raw vegetables and salads.

Seafood Meal

SFML

  • Contains all types of fish or shellfish.
  • Does not contain meat products.
  • Does not apply to breakfast.
  • Suitable for guests who prefer seafood.

Lacto-ovo Vegetarian Meal

VLML

  • Contains dairy products.
  • Does not contain any meat or meat products, fish, poultry or products with lard or gelatine.
  • Suitable for guests who do not eat flesh of any kind but can eat milk and cheese products.

Vegeterian Oriental Meal

VOML

  • Contains fruits and vegetables.
  • Does not contain meat, fish, eggs or dairy products.
  • Prepared in Chinese style.
  • Suitable for oriental vegetarians.

Meals for children and babies

MEAL

CODE

DESCRIPTION

Child Meal

(Non-veg)

CHML

  • Burgers, fish fingers, chicken nuggets, French fries, crisps, pizza or chocolate.
  • Suitable for children between the ages of 2 to 12.

Baby Meal

BBML

  • Proprietary brands of baby meals are available on board.
  • Parents are advised to carry baby foods familiar to and preferred by their babies.
  • Milk or baby meals can be heated on board.