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The plane appears to be a Boeing 777 covered in diamonds. [Photo: Twitter/@emirates]

People going mad for Emirates’ ‘diamond covered’ plane

The internet is going crazy after Emirates airline posted a picture of a plane covered in diamonds and crystals.

The Emirates ‘Bling’ 777 – which most took as a reference to the Boeing 777 aircraft – was pictured alongside baggage carts and shuttle bus vehicles, an otherwise everyday travel image aside from the plane’s spectacular embellishment.

A Boeing 777 plane is 63.7 metres or 73.9 metres long, depending on the model – meaning a whole lot of precious gems would be needed to cover it.

Not surprisingly, people were freaking out on Twitter in reaction to United Arab Emirates’ based airline’s post.

Some accused the airline of ‘showing off’, while others were simply concerned about whether the plane would be able to take off.

As it turns out, the post is actually an artwork created by award winning crystal artist Sara Shakeel and posted on her Instagram account.

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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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Earlier today, she posted an image of a plane wing flying above a crystal-studded cloud.

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We WON! 🏆🥂🍾 . From my #crystallipsticks to 💎kitty paws, #glitterstretchmarks to my diamond encrusted bling bling 777 @emirates , with every post shared, liked, loved , viewed by all of you , today I can proudly say !! I am an Award winning Visual Artist – by #glamourtalentawards 🏆🏆@glamouritalia ! God little did know I could witness this day ! Well at least not within my 2 years of creating art! My beginnings are humble! And I wish To stay this way forever sharing art , love , magic, positivity as much as I can! #Milan #inspired me to a point I wish I could comprehend! Today I leave the sweet! SWEET people of #italy ! I hope someday I come back to see the whole country ! Everything was just perfect ! Thank you @alessandrapellegrino & chief editor of #glamouritalia for this honour & respect! You just didn’t give me this honour alone! It represented each and everyone who support me and my art! 💎💎💎💎 so thank you ! Last but not Last “ Thank you GOD! ✨ you have been kind! . . CollageArt SaraShakeel . . . #art #collageart #artwork #flying #flyingbackhome #italy #airplane #plane #arte #patience #hope #vision #award #visualartist #workhard #hardwork #morning

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(Francesca Specter, Yahoo Style UK deputy editor)

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