Dubai, UAE: Dubai Miracle Garden has a got into the Guinness World Records for building the world’s largest floral installation.
The project that was a partnership between Dubai Miracle Garden and Emirates, saw the creation of a life sized version of the A380 passenger aircraft using live plants and flowers.
Abdel Naser Rahhal, the co-founder and creator of Dubai Miracle Garden, received the certificate from the international committee of the Guinness World Records at a ceremony held to mark the UAE’s 45th National Day.
The eye-catching art piece includes more than 500,000 flowers covering a steel and concrete structure that took over 200 installation crew working for 10 hours a day and over 180 days to complete.
The structure includes moving engine fans and other key design features that make it as lifelike as possible.
It is made from recycled materials and installed with a drip water system to keep the plants alive throughout.
“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,” said Naser
The Emirates logo alone is made out of a variety of over 9,000 flowers and plants and an additional 100,000 blossoms formed the wings, which reach over 80.27m wide.
In full bloom, the aircraft structure will have an unparalleled total stem count of 5 million flowers and will weigh over 100 tons.
Dubai, which is already home to the world’s tallest building ‘Burj Khalifa’, the world’s longest painting, largest bus mosaic and the largest reading lesson; added the new world record to its belt with the life size structure that is over 72.93m long and has a fuel sage that stands 10.82m from the ground.