Investors behind a $1bn replica of the Taj Mahal in Dubai have claimed that the project will be built by 2014, reported 7DAYS.
The replica of the 360-year-old Mughal masterpiece would be located in Falcon City of Wonders, an audacious 3.8 million m2 project on Emirates Road planned to contain replicas of famous landmarks.
The project had been put on hold, but investors in the scheme, present at Cityscape Global, reportedly claimed the ‘Taj Arabia’ is back on track.
The Dubai version features a hotel, event facilities and a retail hub. It will also serve as a wedding venue, with the capacity to host parties for up to 3,000 people.
Other than the Taj Mahal, Falcon City of Wonders is planned to contain Dubai versions of the Pyramids, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Eiffel Tower, the Great Wall of China, and the Leaning Tower of Pisa.