World’s tallest chocolate tower on show in Dubai airport
DUBAI // The world’s tallest structure in chocolate, which is a replica of the Burj Khalifa, is on display from Sunday for air travellers into the UAE to marvel at inside Dubai International airport.
Made entirely from Belgian chocolate, the 13.5-metre tall model has been unveiled at Concourse A in Terminal 3 and will be on display for two weeks.
This is a Guinness record feat by master chocolatier Andrew Farrugia and part of the 43rd UAE National Day Celebrations, according to a statement from the airport on Sunday.
The tower was created with 4,200 kilograms of Belgian chocolate and took Mr Farrugia and his team 1,050 hours of meticulous work to complete the sculpture.
“Dubai is known all over the world for superlatives — the city is home to some of the world’s tallest buildings apart from Burj Khalifa; one of the world’s top two busiest international airports, one of the world’s largest seaports, largest shopping malls and a number of other world firsts,” said Anita Mehra, the vice president of communications and business development.
“We thought it was a great idea to celebrate National Day with a record breaking feat that travellers passing through Dubai International would be able to appreciate.”
Mr Farrugia is a Maltese artist who specialises in food art. He has been working in the field of pastry and baking for 32 years.
In Brussels last year, he was responsible for creating a Guinness World Record for the longest chocolate sculpture, a detailed and elaborate 34-meter long steam train.
The chocolatier has participated in international culinary competitions in London, Malta and Egypt and has won top honours in sculptures.
Updated: November 30, 2014 04:00 AM