Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi has created a mosque for the Sofra bld Grand Iftar dessert area made entirely out of sugar.
The sculpture, which emulates the emirate’s Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, weighs 91.7 kilograms and took six days to build by the hotel’s engineering team and pastry experts.
On each end of the dessert station there are three chocolate-flavoured fountains, and each year the display is set to grow in size and scale.
The ingredients for the display include 70 kilograms of sugar, 14 kilograms of corn flour and 770 grams of gelatine.
To light up the edifice, 10 metres of LED lights were installed with five VLED drivers.
General manager Thomas Guss commented: “Ramadan kareem to all and we look forward to seeing you at iftar, where you can see this magnificent work of art.”
Guests visiting Sofra bld’s Grand Iftar are invited to take photos and share them on the social media using hashtag #shangrilaabudhabi.