Accordingly, After spending 4 days visiting Dubai – UAE, and after exceeding the limit of my VISA card doing shopping, it was time to go back to my home i.e. Beirut – Lebanon. As usual, my trip to Beirut will be via Middle East Airlines – MEA.
I arrived to Dubai International Airport 3 hours before departure time. After a quick check-in I head immediately to the departure hall “C”.
Since I hold a VISA platinum credit card issued by BANKMED, I was entitled to enter Dubai International Business Class Lounge. The lounge is very neat with plenty of food & beverages, cheese, wine, desserts.
Soon it was boarding time. My seat will be 26A, however due to unexceptional heavy rain storms, our aircraft delayed for 15 minutes. We waited at gate C13, before the elegant cedar lady arrived. There were also a lot of Emirates A380 departing.
As I said, due to heavy showers, our plane was delayed for one hour. Accordingly our flight details would be as follows:
The seat pitch on MEA’s A320 is quite good. Soon we headed to the runway and had a bumpy take-off from runway 12R.
Soon we reach our crusing altitude of 34,000 feet. As we were passing by Bahrain, food menus were distributed. The food menu is prepared in a form of newspaper, showing some travel advices, travel news, MEA vintages, and the served dishes.
For today’s flight MEA is offering fish fillet with rice or chicken fillet with lemon sauce and pasta. I opted for the chicken. After clearing the thunderstorms, the crew started the drinking service. The drinking service was conducted by two elegent female cabin attendants. The drinking service offers high class Lebanese wines, whisky, beers, fruit juice, soft drinks, vodkas, tea and coffee. In fact Lebanon is well known for its high quality production of wines (red, white, rose) especially from KSARA & Kfraya (Bekaa Region in Eastern Lebanon).
Few minutes after the service initiation, I received my meal with a tomato juice and a glass of diet Pepsi. The meal was accompanied by silver cutlery, fruit cake, cheese, bread rolls, Greek salad, Nescafe and coffee-mate. It was a real yummmmmy meal which made me feel full. In fact, MEA is one of the most generous airlines when it comes to meal portion served.
After the yummy meal I slept for an hour before we entered the Lebanese airspace where we were welcomed by the snow covering the Lebanese mountains. In fact, Lebanon is well known for having the highest and the best skiing slopes in the Middle East region after the Swiss slops. Snow covers Lebanon from December to April of each year.
We passed over the Lebanese forest of God’s Cedars
Then we continued our descent over the Lebanese cost and landed at Beirut softly.
Middle East Airlines
Emirates Lounge - Business (between Gate G9 And G11)
Dubai - DXB
Beirut - BEY
Another great flight operated by Middle East Airlines (Skyteam Alliance). Both departure and arrival airport have alot of facilities and enjoy acceptable standards of cleanliness
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