DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Another world record belongs to Dubai, as the world’s tallest chocolate structure, made as a replica of the Burj Khalifa, is on display inside Dubai International airport, starting Sunday for air passengers to marvel on.
The 13.5-metre tall Burj Khalifa replica is made entirely from Belgian chocolate. It has been unveiled at Concourse A in Terminal 3, and is scheduled to be on display for two weeks.
Dubai’s new Guinness record achievement is made possible by master chocolatier Andrew Farrugia.
According to a statement from the airport released last Sunday, the giant chocolate tower is part of the 43rd UAE National Day Celebrations.
Farrugia created the tower with 4,200 kilograms of Belgian chocolate and took him and his team about 1,050 hours of meticulous work to complete the sculpture.
Anita Mehra, the vice president of communications and business development says, “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.”
“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,” Mehra added.
Farrugia, a Maltese artist who specializes in food art, has been working long in the field of pastry and baking; proud of his 32 years of expertise.
Just last year in Brussels, Farrugia created a Guinness World Record for the longest chocolate sculpture. The sculpture was a detailed and elaborate 34-meter long steam train. Being an expert, Farrugia has participated in international culinary competitions in London, Malta and Egypt where he won top honors in sculptures.