WATCH: Mauritius artist built this amazing Emirates airbus A380 sand sculpture

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Cape Town – Emirates airline has done something rather cool in celebration of its 15 years of flying to the tropical island of Mauritius.

READ: Quick Guide: Mauritius

Mauritius is heralded as a popular destination for South Africans and with good reason. The island paradise, is visa free, making it easily accessible and our rands don't quite take a knock in this Indian Ocean hot spot.  

In recognition of the milestone, a local artist took to the sand on well-known Flic en Flac beach - creating an astonishing sculpture of an Airbus A380 on. The sand sculptor took 48 hours to complete by the artist Sanjay Jhowry. Together with his assistant, they created the 7m long sculpture.  


        

READ: Through Mauritian eyes: Exploring the island as a local

In another milestone upcoming, Emirates will also welcome the delivery of its 100th A380 aircraft later this year.  The Emirates A380 has been in service for over nine years, and Emirates remains the world’s largest operator of the aircraft. The award-winning airline operates an A380 on one of its four daily flights between Johannesburg and Dubai.

Emirates flies thrice daily to Cape Town, once daily to Durban and four times daily to Johannesburg, providing South Africans with convenient access to more than 150 destinations around the world.

Some 48 destinations across six continents are also services by its A380 flights. This year Emirates introduced the A380 on routes to Sao Paulo, Casablanca and Nice.  

Visit www.emirates.com for more info.

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