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Emirates builds world’s largest floral structure

Covered in more than 500,000 fresh flowers and plants, the installation will have a total stem count of 5 million flowers once in full bloom

Emirates A380 floral installation at Dubai Miracle Garden.
Emirates A380 floral installation at Dubai Miracle Garden.

Emirates Airlines has teamed up with Dubai Miracle Garden to construct a life-size version of the Emirates A380, creating the largest floral installation in the world.

Covered in more than 500,000 fresh flowers and plants, the installation will have a total stem count of 5 million flowers once in full bloom, weighing over 100 tonnes, according to WAM. 

Abdel Naser Rahhal, Co-Founder and Creator of Dubai Miracle Garden said: "At Dubai Miracle Garden, we showcase everyday objects and give them life through flowers and plants, creating a connection with our visitors. We hope that when visitors get up close to the Emirates A380 they will get a sense of the scale in which it was built.”

More than 200 people worked 10 hours a day for 180 days to build, layer and mount the textural foliage on the 30 tonne steel structure that makes up the Emirates A380.

Over 9,000 flowers and plants make up the Emirates logo, with 100,000 blossoms forming the structure’s wings, reaching over 80.27 metres wide.

Set on a flowerbed of 7,460sqm, the installation takes up about 10% of Dubai Miracle Garden.

It will be on display for the public from 27 November.

 

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