DXB's chocolate Burj Khalifa breaks world record

Airport celebrates UAE National Day with 44.2-foot sculpture by Andrew Farrugia

The chocolate Burj Khalifa in Terminal 3 at Dubai International
The chocolate Burj Khalifa in Terminal 3 at Dubai International

A chocolate replica of Burj Khalifa – claimed to the tallest structure made out of the ingredient in the world – has been unveiled at Dubai International Airport.

The 44.2-foot tall model was created by master chocolatier Andrew Farrugia as part of the 43rd UAE National Day celebrations at the airport.

It has been made using 4200 kilogrammes of Belgian chocolate and took Farrugia and his team 1,050 hours to complete. It will be on display in Concourse A in Terminal 3 at the airport or two weeks.

“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 Dubai Airports vice president of communications & business development Anita Mehra.

“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.”

Farrugia last year set a Guinness World Record for the Longest Chocolate Sculpture when he created a 34-metre long steam train made entirely from chocolate.

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