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Dubai unveils world’s tallest structure in chocolate

Dubai International Airport has unveiled the world’s tallest structure in chocolate, a 44.2 feet tall model of the world’s tallest skyscraper Burj Khalifa.

A creation of master chocolatier Andrew Farrugia, it is part of the 43rd UAE National Day celebrations at Dubai Airports.

The chocolate tower was made using 4,200 kilogrammes of Belgian chocolate and took Farrugia and his team 1,050 hours of painstaking work to complete.

The tower is located at Concourse A in Terminal 3 of Dubai International and will be on display for two weeks.

Anita Mehra, vice president of communications & business development, explains: “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 the National Day with a record breaking feat that travellers passing through Dubai International would be able to appreciate.”

A Maltese artist who specialises in food art, Farrugia has been working in the field of pastry and baking for 32 years.

Last year in Brussels he was responsible for the creation of a Guinness World Record for the Longest Chocolate Sculpture, which was a 34 metre long steam train made from chocolate.

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