Thu, 04 Oct 2012 06:15:00 GMT | By ANI

Dubai to build own ‘4 times bigger’ Taj Mahal

Manama:Developers in Dubai are reportedly planning to construct a replica of the famous Taj Mahal, which would be over four times bigger than the original monument.

Dubai to build own ‘4 times bigger’ Taj Mahal (© Reuters)

Developers said that Taj Arabia, an imitation of the 360-year-old marble mausoleum that took Mughal emperor Shah Jahan almost 22 years to build, would be constructed in a span of just two years.

The billion-dollar project will be set in the heart of the 41-million square foot Falcon City of Wonders on the Emirates Road. Developers said that Taj Arabia would be symbolic of ‘love and romance’ just like the Taj Mahal and would celebrate the union of couples by serving as the world’s grandest wedding destination.

“Marriage is a celebration. It needs to be announced and glorified. Currently Dubai is not regarded as a wedding destination. People go to Bali and other exotic places to marry. Now they will come to Taj Arabia,” Gulf News quoted Arun Mehra, Chairman of the Link Global Group, sub-developers of the mega project, as saying. According to the report, Taj Arabia will be a five-star hotel property with 300 rooms, and would be flanked by seven mixed-use buildings, two of which will have 200 serviced apartments.

“Taj Arabia will not be a 100 per cent replica as it has a different purpose. That said, we definitely want to create the same spirit of love and passion in today’s modern times when divorce rates are fast picking up,” Mehra said.

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