Saudi airlines meals are halal and created by the airlines own catering company in certain cities. They offer a wide range of special meals and passengers can order a special meal on any flight where a meal service is usually provided. The airline recently introduced an enhanced economy class experience, and note that Saudia is a dry airline which means that passengers can not carry alcohol onto any Saudia flight, and alcohol is not served on any of their flights.

ECONOMY CLASS

Most routes offer at least three meal choices in economy class (two meat and one vegetarian option) although on some flights you may be offered the choice of two meals. Economy class meal service is trayless, a tablecloth is laid on your economy class meal tray. You choose your main meal option and it’s placed on your table cloth along with the appetiser and other accompaniments.

For further information on inflight dining, check with Saudia right here.

SPECIAL MEALS

Seafood, Baby meal, Infant meal, Bland meal, Diabetic meal, Low-fat meal, Salt-free meal, Vegetarian meal, European Style Meal, Asian Vegetarian Meal, Fasting meal, Liquid Meal and an Autistic Passenger Meal.

Note that the airline also offers a visually impaired meal where all the meal components are precut into bite-sized chunks. The description of the meal and position of foods are highlighted on a Braille Menu using the clock concept.

For further information regarding special meals, please check here.

BUSINESS CLASS

Business-class meal offerings on Saudia will include three appetiser choices usually a Traditional Mezze, Western offer or Fresh Salad. If soup is offered from the menu expect one option and the main meals will usually offer one seafood offering as well as two meat options.

Dessert is usually a choice of three options including fresh fruit, cheese or sweets.

FIRST CLASS

First Class cabins offer the airlines Chef On Board program. A dedicated chef will prepare all your meals. Expect at least five different appetisers including options such as Caviar, Mezzee, Western Appetiser, Salad or Soup. The airline uses Petrossian caviar in First Class.

For your main meal expect at least four options and six options for dessert.

FIRST CLASS BEVERAGES

Orange, Lemon and Seasonal Juice

Cocktails: Insomnia, Sunset Cooler, Lime Mojito, Spicy Tomato, Lemon Cola

Tea: Green, Red, Mint, Jasmin

Coffee: Espresso, Cappuccino, Americano, Instant and Freshly Brewed.

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