Dubai International unveils world’s tallest structure, in chocolate

Dubai, UAE–November 25,2014Dubai International 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 the Master Chocolatier Andrew Farrugia, the chocolate Burj Khalifa is part of the 43rdUAE National Day celebrations at Dubai Airports.

The chocolate tower was made using 4,200 kilogrammes of high quality Belgian chocolate and took Farrugia and his team of 1,050 hours of painstaking work to complete. The tower is locatedat Concourse Ain Terminal 3 of Dubai International and will be on display for 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. 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,” said Anita Mehra, Vice President of Communications & Business Development.

A Maltese artist who specialises in food art, Farrugia has worked in the pastry and baking field for the past 32 years. He has participated in many international culinary competitions in London, Malta and Egypt, winning top honours for his chocolate sculptures. Last year he was responsible for a Guinness World Record for the longest chocolate sculpture in Brussels, when he built an incredibly detailed 34 metre long steam train made entirely from chocolate.