If you wanna know real luxury, one of the places you can visit is the UAE. Dubai is where luxury malls are a-plenty, the infrastructure is sky high (Yo Burj Khalifa, wassup?), and the cars are a Fast & Furious fantasy come true. The ladies may be clad as per Islamic customs, but their outfits are designer, exquisite ones with oodles of bling, shining as they step out of their Porsches and Lamborghinis.
Cradled in this lap of luxury, if you see a picture of an airplane encrusted with diamonds and precious stones, would you be stunned? Yes! But would you be surprised? Hell na!
That’s what happened when Emirates Airline’s official Twitter account shared this bling AF picture of the most glamourous airplane ever!
Presenting the Emirates ‘Bling’ 777. Image created by Sara Shakeel 💎💎💎 pic.twitter.com/zDYnUZtIOS
— Emirates Airline (@emirates) December 4, 2018
Rightly christened Bling 777!
Now you when that airline bling, it can only mean one thing! Twitter totally accepted that this weird flex just had to be from Dubai!
Omg this just sums up Dubai in nutshell, https://t.co/FI7ap8VL45
— Gregory Taylor (@GregoryTaylor86) December 5, 2018
This is such a UAE thing to do… https://t.co/GoA8AsOzfr
— Diagét (@diagetm) December 7, 2018
Airports already started making googly eyes at the plane! Here’s a tweet from Dulles Airport, Washington, USA!
Sing: You used to call me on my ATC, late night when you need my permission to land!
Us right now. pic.twitter.com/SLCE4ju4Tx
— Dulles Airport (IAD) (@Dulles_Airport) December 4, 2018
The other reactions were rather hilarious too!
From another #JustRichPeopleThings joke to turning the picture into a meme, we got everything!
Are you even RICHING properly if you don’t fly with this?? https://t.co/qXzxqsi3TY
— Licence to ill (@SamNdungula) December 7, 2018
A true connoisseur of art, this one!
This looks great, Emirates! Hopefully a photo was taken without the cargo equipment around it. 😉 https://t.co/Am7ydOK2uU
— Paul Thompson (@FlyingPhotog) December 4, 2018
Hey! Is there even a thing like too much highlighter?
— Draniko (@Draniko3) December 7, 2018
This isn’t extra! Is it?
Her: “I’m not extra”
Also her: https://t.co/pafz5BVHuT
— Ryan Cabral (@cabral_ryan) December 6, 2018
If anyone’s planning to get me anything for Christmas, I’m a size Swarovski-encrusted airplane!
What your wife is thinking about when she tells you she wants nothing for Christmas. https://t.co/W7D2IbKt6h
— Norm Kelly (@norm) December 6, 2018
These wings were made for flying!
“my wings bother you? they’re covered in swarovski crystals gurl” https://t.co/2g2NpS5FPh
— etienne (@fentysslut) December 6, 2018
Dekhna ka bhi charge lagega, maidam!
Feel like I can't afford to even look at this image. https://t.co/S7F1jynZbz
— Piccolo, you have no sauce (@somveli_bayanda) December 7, 2018
if i had money money this is how i wouldnt know how to act https://t.co/qxY2MwBru8
— traditional norway christmas cake “lucekata” (@racqxel) December 7, 2018
If there was anything that deserved this meme, it was this plane!
Wierd flex but okay https://t.co/B3q8N5hLq4
— Kushal Avlani (@AvlaniKushal) December 7, 2018
Now for everyone who’s been singing Gwen Stefani’s ‘If I was a rich girl’ in their head while looking at this plane, get ready for the most cliché heartbreak of all time. It is NOT REAL!
Unfortunately this is just a photo artwork 🙂
— Inai Emery (@Guano_Pulok) December 6, 2018
And indeed it is, just some really amazing, sparkly, shiny art! In fact, Emirates even tagged the artist in their tweet.
Sara Shakeel is a Pakistani dentist-turned-artist who is quite popular on Instagram for her sparkling artwork!
Sara had shared the picture on her Instagram!
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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
In an interview with Forbes, Sara talked about why crystals and bling are a thing in her art.
“Crystals and diamonds are my mediums of looking through this world! Bright, shiny, valuable and something to be taken care of, you must have noticed how I add crystals and diamonds to the most ordinary objects of everyday life.”
And indeed, she does. Check out some of her work!
Oooh these fries would definitely come before guys!
— sara shakeel (@sarashakeel) November 2, 2018
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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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Cat-ure 🐾 ✨💎 . . . I made my very first version of crystal paws back in early 2017! The second I laid my eyes on this picture I Had to recreate another one! 💎 . . . CollageArt SaraShakeel Photo Courtesy @glossier . . #couture #highfashion #animals #love #artwork #animal #cature #paw #kitty #cat #pink #crystals
Sparkle like the star you are!
Well, let’s not worry. Pretty sure some rich kid of Instagram might make this happen IRL pretty soon!