Emirates, a global connector of people and places and voted the World’s Best Airline 2016 at the Skytrax World Airline Awards, took part in week long activities to celebrate the Italian Cultural and Culinary week in Uganda.
Emirates Airlines in partnership with the Italian Embassy and members of the Italian community in Uganda, celebrated the Italian culture which included various activities such as; Fundraiser for the reconstruction of Grisciano (Italian medieval town severely damaged by August 24th earthquake), Concert (Claudia Hausmann and Baxmba Waves, Workshop on “social design” by Italian designer Matteo Carbonoli, Workshop by Italian singer Claudia Hausmann at the Kampala Music School.
Uganda Authorities, Diplomatic Corp, international civil society organizations, Italian community, representatives of Ugandan culture were some of the people that took part in the Italian Culture week.
The Italian Cultural and Culinary week commemorates and seeks to celebrate the Italian culture as well as their achievements as a nation as they teach people about Italy and its cultures.
Italy is one of the backbones of the European economy and Emirates flies to four destinations in the country. The Emirates A380 flies to Bologna, Milan, Rome and Venice.
The Italian Embassy encouraged Ugandan travelers to visit cities like Venice which is effortlessly magical and romantic with palazzo-lined canals, bridges, maze-like side streets and singing gondoliers.
“Emirates is proud to be associated with the Italian community in Uganda. Italy is one of over 81 countries that Emirates flies to across the world. Ugandans and the Italian community can enjoy travels to Italian cities such as Bologna, Venice, Rome and Milan with a convenient stop in Dubai.” Said Mohammad Al Attar, the Emirates country manager.
Travelers were encouraged to visit Bologna to experience a buzzy university town with energy to burn, architectural masterpieces and some of Italy’s best food.
Among other cities, include Rome, also known as the Eternal City, home to some of Europe’s most iconic sights, including the Pantheon, the Colosseum and the Sistine Chapel. Rome is also where you’ll find some of the best restaurants in Italy, be they Michelin-starred or simple hole-in-the-wall osterias (casual cafes).
A tour of Milan, the fashion capital of Italy, would include a trip to the designer boutiques in the Quadrilatero d’Oro (Fashion Quadrangle). Art and culture lovers are well-catered for too – Milan is home to the world-famous La Scala Opera House and Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘The Last Supper’, which is housed in the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie.
The Italian ambassador to Uganda, H.E Domenico Fornara applauded the support that had been accorded by Emirates.
“We are grateful for the partnership and support we have received from Emirates. They offered air tickets to fly in the guests of honor from Italy.” Said H.E Domenico.
Emirates gives Ugandans an opportunity to travel to their favorite destination at affordable and attractive fares. Whether it is for business, leisure or family, Emirates has something for everyone.
EK 729 departs Dubai International Airport every day at 0920hrs and arrives at the Entebbe International Airport at 1350hrs. The return flight, EK730, leaves Entebbe at 1550hrs and lands in Dubai at 2235hrs.
Customers on board the aircraft can experience Emirates’ famous hospitality and service from its multi-national cabin crew, enjoy more than 1600 channels of on-demand audio and visual entertainment on its ICE entertainment system, gourmet cuisine and generous baggage allowances. Economy Class customers get two pieces of 23kgs each, Business Class and First Class both get two pieces of 32kgs each. Emirates flies to more than 150 destinations in 81 countries across six continents, and it’s the world’s largest operator of Boeing 777 and A380 aircraft.