Deals and Doodle: Emirates and Google celebrate Jordan's Independence Day with flight sale and special artwork

The country celebrates its 75th Independence Day on May 25

Emirates pilots wish Jordanian passengers a happy Independence Day. Courtesy Emirates
Emirates pilots wish Jordanian passengers a happy Independence Day. Courtesy Emirates

Emirates is celebrating Jordan's 75th Independence Day with three days of special activities on flights to and from the country.

On Tuesday, as Jordan celebrates its national holiday, passengers checking in for Emirates flights from Queen Alia International Airport in Amman will be given ticket sleeves emblazoned with a traditional Jordanian design. The same design will also be displayed on check-in screens across the airport.

Once in the air, a special announcement commemorating 75 years since Jordan gained its independence from Britain will be made by the cabin crew.

Special announcements and a festive menu will be served on Emirates flights to and from Jordan on the country's Independence Day.
Special announcements and a festive menu will be served on Emirates flights to and from Jordan on the country's Independence Day.

Anyone who is set to fly with Emirates to or from Jordan until Wednesday will be able to enjoy a classic Jordanian in-flight meal.

The special festive menu includes a traditional mansaf served as the main course, and a cream-filled knafeh for dessert.

Emirates is also offering travellers special fares on flights from Jordan to Dubai, with up to 25 per cent off ticket prices. The flash sale runs until Wednesday, May 26, and is valid on bookings for travel until September 30. Economy class sale fares start from 247 Jordanian dinars ($348) while business class fares are available from 857 dinars.

Emirates has been flying to Jordan since 1986, and is set to celebrate its 35th anniversary in the country later this year. The Dubai airline is operating daily flights to Amman aboard its A380 double-decker superjumbo.

From July, Emirates says it plans to add more flights from Dubai to the Jordanian capital as demand rises.

Google Doodle for Jordan's Independence Day

A Google Doodle celebrating Jordanian Independence Day. Courtesy Google
A Google Doodle celebrating Jordanian Independence Day. Courtesy Google

Google is also joining in the celebrations for Jordan's Independence Day with a customised Google Doodle.

The doodle appears on the search engine's homepage for users all across Jordan. Depicting a waving Jordanian flag, the artwork comes with a simple line that reads "Happy Independence Day, Jordan!"

Google goes on to explain that "today’s celebrations are traditionally marked with grand shows of fireworks, official events attended by local leaders, and the playing of the national anthem heard throughout the country".

This year's celebrations are likely to be muted due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but Jordanian flags will fly across the country and most people will have time off work and school.

Updated: May 25, 2021 02:57 PM

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