Completed more than 350 years ago, the shrine that Shah Jahan built for his loving wife Mumtaz, The Taj Mahal, will now be replicated by modern estate developers located in Dubai.
Property developer Arun Mehra while speaking to the BBC, said, that the Taj Arabia complex would be much bigger than the original monument of love and include a 300-room hotel, shops and commercial buildings,
It took about 20 years to build the original Taj Mahal but Taj Arabia Complex is expected to be ready by 2014 and called the “New City of Love”.
The project alone is worth approximately one billion dollars (Pkr 95 bn).
Like The complex will also house other structures such as the Eiffel Tower, Pyramids and the Great Wall of China.
The Taj Mahal, which is situated in the northern Indian town of Agra, is a Unesco World Heritage site.
The white marble mausoleum, situated on the banks of the river Yamuna, is sometimes known as a teardrop on the cheek of time.
The Taj Arabia complex will be built around the Taj Mahal which is a “symbol of love and will include various facilities to encapsulate the beauty of life, love and romance mixed with the long established Mughal architecture”, Mr Mehra, who is the chairman of Link Global Group, told the Press Trust of India.
The developers say they hope that the Taj Arabia will become a new wedding destination and attract couples to it.
An earlier plan to build the complex was shelved when the company was hit by the global economic downturn. BBC