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Emirates offers Sri Lankan tea garden experience

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 25 April, 2023 12:00 AM
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Emirates Skywards, the loyalty programme of Emirates and Flydubai, partnered with Dilmah Tea to offer members an exciting opportunity to experience the lush tea plantations in Sri Lanka. 

Members can bid miles (points) with Skywards Exclusives for a chance to win a Tea Maker’s Private Retreat package. 

 The offer is being given as part of celebration of the International Tea Day on 21 May.

Starting from 200,000 miles, Emirates Skywards members can bid and win an all-expenses paid trip to Sri Lanka, including:  two round trip business class tickets on Emirates from Dubai to Colombo, three-night stay for two guests at Hilton Colombo and three-night visit to tea plantations at Ceylon Tea Trails.

The offer also includes a Relais  and Châteaux property which consists of five restored historic tea planter residences in the Ceylon tea region.

The members can also have a master class with Dilhan C Fernando, the son of the founder and CEO of Dilmah, to enjoy an educational session on how to taste tea and brew the perfect cup, special food pairing with tea-inspired gastronomy with the Dilmah family, seven-course tea-inspired dinner “Camellia Epicurean” where tea is used as an ingredient for all the dishes.

The package also includes transportation to and from the airport, meals at the all-day dining restaurant at Hilton Colombo, and all meals and beverages at the Ceylon Tea Trails. Travel dates will be from 18 May until 24 May.

  Emirates and Dilmah Tea enjoyed a successful partnership for more than three decades, brewing the finest teas on-board and in Emirates’ airport lounges worldwide, the company said.

 Each year, the airline brews 33 million cups of Dilmah tea for its customers from a specially curated tea menu available in all classes. 

More than 10 different varieties of tea are available on-board, including popular choices like Dilmah Ceylon Black Tea, Moroccan Mint, and Breakfast Tea.