Emirates A380 made of flowers at Dubai Miracle Garden
Time Out has the timelapse video of am Emirates A380 made of flowers at Dubai Miracle Garden being made at the popular tourist attraction
Time Out Dubai staff
Here is the best time lapse video you’ll see this week, without a doubt!
Emirates Airline has teamed up with Dubai Miracle Garden to build the world’s largest floral installation through a life-size version of the Emirates A380, covered in more than half a million fresh flowers and plants.
In fact, when the aircraft is in full bloom (sounds very weird, we know), it will have a whopping total stem count of 5 million flowers and weigh over 100 tonnes.
In case you’re interested, the take-off weight of an actual A380 is 575 tonnes.
Here are some interesting facts about this built-to-scale flower plane: - The flowers and plants were sustainably grown and harvested over a four month period at Dubai Miracle Garden nurseries in the UAE. - The plane is made with seven types of flowers including Petunia, Coleus (Plectranthus scutellarioides), Marigold (Tagetes), Snapdragon (Antirrhinum), Viola, Geranium (Pelargonium) and Gaillardia (Gaillardia aristata).
- Just to make the Emirates logo over 9,000 flowers and plants were used. 100,000 blossoms form the enormous wings. - Over 200 gardeners meticulously worked for 10 hours a day for 180 days to build this masterpiece - A 30 tonne steel structure was used to hold up the flower beds.
- The life-size installation is over 72.93 metres long. The fuselage stands 10.82 metres from the ground and the tail at 24.21 metres from the ground. - The aircraft structure even includes moving engine fans and other key design features that capture the essence of the original aircraft design.
So there you go, a new botanical wonder has taken root at the heart of the world’s largest natural flower garden.