Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi Creates Mosque From Powdered Sugar For Ramadan

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Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi created a mosque for the Sofra bld Grand Iftar dessert area made entirely out of sugar. The sculpture weighs in at 91.7 kilograms and took six days to build by a team from across the hotel. Engineering and pastry teams worked together to bring a backlit masterpiece to the restaurant.

The culinary team at Shangri-La hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi dreamt of building a sculpture of this type for Ramadan and, each year, it grows in scale and size. This year, there are two creations on either end of the famous dessert station, with three chocolate-flavoured fountains. The ingredients for this iconic display included 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.

“Ramadan kareem to all and we look forward to seeing you at iftar, where you can see this magnificent work of art,” said General Manager Thomas Guss.

About Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts
Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts currently owns and/or manages over 95 hotels under the Shangri-La brand with a room inventory of over 39,000. Shangri La hotels are five-star deluxe properties featuring extensive luxury facilities and services. Shangri-La hotels are located in Australia, Canada, mainland China, Fiji, France, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Qatar, Singapore, Sultanate of Oman, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. The group has a substantial development pipeline with upcoming projects in mainland China, Cambodia, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Myanmar, Saudi Arabia and Sri Lanka.

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