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Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 22 October 2019

After Emirates' bling 777, here's the 'diamond'-covered A380 onboard lounge

The Dubai airline shows what the interior of the superjumbo could look like with an added touch of sparkle
The Emirates mock-up of a diamond encrusted on board lounge. Courtesy Emirates

Emirates often adorns the exterior of its aircraft with wondrous artwork.

Last year, it showed off what appeared to be the most awe-inspiring livery of all – a crystal-encrusted jet named the Bling 777.

It was only a work of art and not the real thing, but it looked fantastic nonetheless.

Now the Dubai airline has gone down the spangly route once again.

This time, it has taken the jewels inside the plane with the "Diamond" A380 onboard lounge.

Emirates shared the image, created by artist Sara Shakeel, across its social media pages.

The image shows the Airbus A380's trademark horseshoe-shaped bar with the seating along the sides of the cabin inspired by private yacht cabins.

The diamonds cover the seating and tables and wrap around the windows and bar area where shades of cream and touches of woods are normally seen.

Social media users liked the concept, with Twitter users likening it to a nightclub.

Ms Shakeel is a dentist-turned-artist from Pakistan who has more than 850,000 followers on Instagram.

Her sparkly artwork includes turning world landmarks such as the Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Chicago skyline into glittery visuals.

She also superimposes crystals and diamonds on to everyday items such as coffee cups, bathtubs and even animals.

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Updated: September 18, 2019 11:23 AM