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Impressed by the Shiny Diamond-Studded Emirates Plane? We Have Some Bad News For You

'Presenting the Emirates ‘Bling’ 777,' the caption on the official Emirates Twitter account read.


Updated:December 7, 2018, 12:39 PM IST
Impressed by the Shiny Diamond-Studded Emirates Plane? We Have Some Bad News For You
Image credits: @emirates / Twitter

Home to the tallest skyscraper in the world, Burj Khalifa, Dubai is known for its outrageous marvels of architecture and engineering across the globe. The lavish and quirky lifestyles of the sheikhs in Dubai also often make headlines.

So, when the Dubai-based Emirates shared a blingy aircraft, studded with nothing but glittery diamonds, netizens weren't surprised. Many stopped by to gaze at the beautiful, completely plausible, sight.

“Presenting the Emirates ‘Bling’ 777,” the caption on the official Emirates Twitter account read.

Since being posted on Tuesday, the photo of the gorgeous aircraft has been retweeted more than 4000 times. In fact, the allegedly diamond encrusted aircraft was an instant favourite on Twitter.

However, as curiosity over the blingy aircraft grew, some users finally put on their critical lenses to question the origin of the aircraft they had their eyes glued to. Was it even real? Turns out, it wasn't.

Thankfully, the truth was soon revealed. 

“We just posted an art piece made by crystal artist Sara Shakeel. I can confirm it’s not [real],” told an Emirates spokesperson to Gulf News.

The origin of the photo? The shiny altered artwork was created by Shakeel, a Pakistani dentist-turned-artist, who turns daily mundane objects and peppers them with crystals and diamonds.

The artwork first surfaced on Shakeel's Instagram account but soon made a landing on Twitter.

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Waiting for my Ride 💎 . . So Ladies & Gentlemen , I am officially flying to #milan to fall in love with #art #culture #italy to witness the love #glamourtalentawards has to offer ! I have to remind myself & all of you again and again, This all happened cause some of you prayed & some sent love 💕 to the universe & God just had to make it happen!! Just an ordinary big eyed - hopeful artist trying to live the best out of the world has to offer! Love you and thank you!!! Can’t wait to share everything with you all! . . . P.s I got a freaking upgrade to #milano !!!! . . . #art #artwork #collageart #artist #vision #fly #high #flying #godisgreat #pink #clouds #hope #lovemyjob #plane #emirates #flyhigh #arte #crystalart #crystalartwork #travel #travelphotography #blog

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✨This is something I have to share!!! 🌸Remember 2 days ago I announced my #nomination for Best Visual Artist for Glamour Talent Awards and how I had to fly to #milan but was waiting for my visa ! Waiting for a miracle ! Everyone of you ! I mean each and EVERYONE OF you messaged me , commenting , letting me know I’ll get my visa and praying for it! Well I have to share this GOOD GOOD NEWS with you! ( cause I swear to GOD I WAS NOT EXPECTING THIS) The very next day I got a call from the embassy , got an appointment, and today , the second I entered the room , with sweet Christmas celebration items scattered here & there, the woman came to me smiling , telling me that she knows me since the day I started my #glitterstretchmarks series and was a huge fan of my work! I mean wow! I just looked up at the sky! Smiling ! Thanking each and everyone of you for praying for me!!!!! My art! So to cut the story short!!!! Ladies & Gentlemen ! I am officially heading to Milan for the @glamouritalia Talent Awards !!!! & I Can’t wait to share the love with all of you 💎💎💎💎💎 and once again THANK YOU! For the power of love and prayers!!!!! It is you and will ALWAYS BE YOU! My ART IS YOU! 🙏🇮🇹 . . . CollageArt SaraShakeel . . . #art #italy #collageart #artwork #vision #patience #europe #travel #travelblogger #milan #milano #crystals #diamonds #hope #italian #lovemyjob #glamourtalentawards #god #godisgood #fashion

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