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Special meals

Qatar Airways offers a wide selection of special meals to cater to different dietary requirements. If you need a special meal on your flight, please let us know at the time of booking, or contact your local Qatar Airways office at least 24 hours before your departure to request your preferred meal.

All meals provided by Qatar Airways are halal.

Meal descriptions

 

 Young traveller meals
Baby Meal
(BBML)
Pre-packaged baby food for infants up to 2 years. This May be a non-vegetarian meal.
Children's Meal
(CHML)

This may be a non-vegetarian meal which is suitable for young travellers.

It may contain: Pancakes, pasta, breaded  chicken / fish fillets, chips, sweets, fruit, etc.

 Vegetarian meals
Asian Vegetarian Meal
(AVML)

This is a vegetarian meal flavoured with spices from the Indian sub-continent.

It may contain: Vegetables, fruit, dairy products, spices and aromas associated with the Indian sub-continent. The meal could be mildly spiced.

Does not contain: Meat, poultry, fish, seafood, and eggs.

Vegetarian Meal - Vegan
(VGML)

This is a vegetarian meal that is completely free of animal products, including honey, eggs, and dairy products.

It may contain: Vegetables, grains, and fruit.

Does not contain: Meat, poultry, fish, cheese, honey, eggs, milk and dairy products.

Fruit Platter
(FPML)

This meal only contains seasonal fresh fruit.

Does not contain: Vegetables, meat, poultry, fish, seafood, eggs, caffeinated beverages, highly-processed foods, additives and preservatives.

Raw Vegetarian Meal
(RVML)

This meal is for customers who prefer only raw vegetables with a variety of fresh fruit.
It contains: Raw vegetables and fresh fruit.

Does not contain: Meat, poultry, fish, seafood, eggs, caffeinated beverages, highly-processed foods, additives and preservatives.

Vegetarian Lacto-OVO Meal
(VLML)

This is a vegetarian meal that includes eggs and dairy products.

It may contain: Vegetables, fruit, cheese, eggs, dairy products, and soy products.

Does not contain: Meat, poultry, fish, and seafood.

Vegetarian Oriental Meal
(VOML)

This is an oriental style vegetarian meal.

It may contain: Vegetables, grains, and fruit.

Does not contain: Meat, poultry, fish, seafood, eggs, milk and dairy products.

 Religious meals
Hindu Meal
(HNML)

This is a non-vegetarian meal prepared according to the requirements of the Hindu religion.

It may contain: Lamb, chicken, fish, eggs, milk and dairy products. The meal could be mildly spiced.

Does not contain: Beef, veal, beef sauces, and beef extracts.

Muslim Meal
(MOML)

All Qatar Airways meals are *Halal* and are prepared according to Islamic principles. It is therefore not necessary to order a MOML.

Does not contain: Pork, alcohol or any haram ingredients.

Vegetarian Jain Meal
(VJML)

This is an Indian vegetarian meal prepared in accordance to Jain principles.

It may contain: Vegetables grown above ground and fruit.

Does not contain: Meat, poultry, fish, seafood, eggs, dairy products, root and bulbous vegetables such as onion, garlic, potatoes, ginger, etc.

 Medical / Health Care meals
Diabetic Meal
(DBML)

This is a diabetic meal that contains minimal sugar content with an equal balance of proteins, fats, fibre, and complex carbohydrates.

It may contain: Lean meats, boiled potatoes, low fat milk, plain yoghurt, vegetables, fresh fruit, whole grain rice, breads, pasta, cereal and steamed or poached prepared foods as a cooking style.

Does not contain: Fried or fatty foods, sugar, syrups, jam, and sweets.

Gluten-Free Meal
(GFML)

This meal is for customers on a gluten-free diet.

It may contain: Lean meats, fish, rice, dairy products, fresh vegetables and fruit.

Does not contain: Wheat and wheat flour, barley, oat and rye-based sauces, soups, breads, crackers, cakes, pastas, sweets, soups, sausages, starch and gravy.

Bland Meal
(BLML)

This meal is for customers who prefer light and easily digestible foods which are low in fat and help prevent gastric discomfort.

It may contain: Low-fat food items such as boiled meats, soft vegetables, mashed potatoes, milk, dairy products and steamed or poached prepared foods as a cooking style.

Does not contain: Fried or fatty foods, nuts, garlic, onions, strong scented spice, pickles and mustard.

Low-Salt / Sodium Meal
(LSML)

This meal is for customers who are on a low-sodium diet where no salt is added during preparation.

It may contain: Any fresh or frozen food which is low in salt. Meal can be flavoured with herbs and spices.

Does not contain: Free of additional salt, MSG, baking powder, shellfish, salt-cured meats or fish, gravies, canned vegetables, fish, pickles, and salty cheese.

Non-Lactose Meal
(NLML)

This meal is for customers who are lactose-intolerant and cannot consume dairy products.

It may contain: Meat, fish, pasta, rice, potatoes, vegetables, and fruit.

Does not contain: Milk, yoghurt, cheese, croissants, soft rolls, ice cream, sherbet, pudding, and all other dairy products.

Low-Calorie Meal
(LCML)

This meal is for customers on a low-calorie diet.

It may contain: Lean meats, low-fat dairy, complex carbohydrates and steamed or poached prepared foods as a cooking style.

Does not contain: Fried or fatty foods, sugar, full cream dairy products, fatty meats, sweets, sauces such as mayonnaise, and salad dressing.

Low Cholesterol / Fat Meal
(LFML)

This meal is for customers on a low fat diet with limited amounts of saturated fat.

It may contain: Lean meats, poultry, fish, low-fat dairy products, egg whites, wholegrain bread, fresh fruit and steamed or poached prepared foods as a cooking style.

Does not contain: Fried or fatty foods, animal fats, egg yolks, full cream dairy products, shellfish, fatty meats, and nuts.

Medical Meal Available only for specific medical requests. Medical requirement must include specific details on ingredients to be included / avoided and by medical advice.

Qatar Airways cannot guarantee nut free meals and regretfully do not accept responsibility for allergic reactions of any extent.

With the exception of Vegetarian meals, no special meal requests can be confirmed for intra-Gulf flights.