Monday 19 February 2018

Taj Mahal replica to be top Dubai wedding venue

It took thousands of workmen under the control of the Indian emperor Shah Jahan more than 20 years to build the Taj Mahal (above)).
It took thousands of workmen under the control of the Indian emperor Shah Jahan more than 20 years to build the Taj Mahal (above)).

It took thousands of workmen under the control of the Indian emperor Shah Jahan more than 20 years to build the Taj Mahal -- a tribute to his beloved late wife. Now a developer in the Middle East wants to build a replica in less than two years.

This week Link Global Group in Dubai unveiled a plan for the Taj Arabia, a replica of the 350-year-old mausoleum that will be four times the size of the original. The developers hope it will be used for weddings and as a backdrop for Bollywood movies.

The €808m project will feature other architectural highlights from around the world, including the Great Wall of China, the Pyramids, the Eiffel Tower and even a replica of the Leaning Tower of Pisa. The project will also have a 300-room hotel and commercial premises.

Link Global chairman Arun Mehra told Gulf News: "Currently Dubai is not regarded as a wedding destination. People go to Bali and other exotic places to marry. We want to create the same spirit of love and passion in today's modern times when divorce rates are fast picking up." (© Independent News Service)

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