Special Meals

All customers on Gulf Air may request a special meal to suit their dietary requirements from the list below. Orders should be placed at least 24 hours prior to travel.

Special meal type  Description
Baby Meal  Pureed fruits, vegetables, meats, desserts suitable for infants.
Bland Meal  For those who need to avoid spicy food, this option will include lightly poached or steamed poultry or fish together with fresh vegetables.
Child Meal  Attractive, bite-size items are supplied, nutritionally balanced and avoiding ingredients that could upset a child's digestion.
Diabetic  A meal low in fat but relatively high in unrefined carbohydrates, consisting of lean meat, fresh vegetables and pasta or rice.
Fruit Platter  Freshly prepared fruits - oranges, apple, melon, pineapple, grapes, figs, strawberries etc.
Gluten Intolerant  Foods such as bread, cakes, pastries and pies will not be served, although gluten free bread is offered.
Hindu  Beef and veal products are avoided in these meals, which will be prepared using lamb, chicken and other meats, enhanced by the use of spices.
Low Calorie A balanced portion of protein is provided by a lean meat or fish entrée, supported with pasta or rice and wholemeal bread.
Low Fat  No fatty or fried foods are served, and lean meat, white beans, pulses and fresh vegetables are among the principal ingredients.
Low Lactose  Excluding dairy products and processed foods, ingredients here major on fresh meat, fish and poultry together with fresh vegetables and fruits.
Low Sodium (Salt)  Avoiding most processed food products, including bread, this meal may consist of meat, poultry or fish, flavoured with herbs and spices to compensate for the lack of salt flavouring.
Muslim Meal  All food on Gulf Air-operated flights is '‘halal' and there is no need to request a Muslim meal.
Raw Vegetable  Suitable for vegetarians who require only a combination of raw fruits & vegetables.
Vegetarian (Hindu)  Cheese, dairy products, fresh fruit, vegetables, herbs and spices constitute the major ingredients used here, avoiding meat, poultry, shellfish and fish.
Vegetarian (Jain)  Vegetarian meals prepared in an Indian style and to strict Jain customs.
Vegetarian (Lacto - Ovo) Avoiding meat, poultry, shellfish and fish, the meal will contain dairy products, fruit fruit, vegetables and nuts.
Vegetarian (Oriental)  Vegetarian meal similar to VGML but prepared in the Chinese style of cooking.
Vegetarian (Vegan)  Fresh vegetables, pulses, pasta and nuts will form the basis of this meal, avoiding meat, poultry, fish and dairy products.


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