Dubai International has divulged the world’s tallest structure in chocolate, a 44.2ft tall model of the world’s tallest skyscraper Burj Khalifa.
A conception of the master chocolatier Andrew Farrugia, the chocolate Burj Khalifa is part of the 43rd UAE National Day commemorations at Dubai Airports.
The chocolate tower was created using 4,200kg of high quality Belgian chocolate and took Farrugia and his team of 1,050 hours of meticulous work to finish.
The tower is situated at Concourse A in Terminal 3 of Dubai International and will be on show for two weeks.
Dubai is identified all over the world for superlatives, the city is house to some of the world’s tallest buildings apart from Burj Khalifa; one of the world’s largest seaports, largest shopping malls, one of the world’s top two busiest international airports and a number of other world firsts. They considered that it was a brilliant idea to commemorate the National Day with a record breaking achievement that vacationers passing through Dubai International would be able to be pleased about.
A Maltese artist who concentrates in food art, Farrugia has worked in the baking and pastry field for the past 32 years. He has joined in several international culinary competitions in Malta, Egypt and London, accomplishing top honours for his chocolate carvings.
In 2013, Farrugia was accountable for a Guinness World Record for the longest chocolate figure in Brussels, when he built an unbelievably a full-34m long steam train created completely from chocolate.