Although the promised replica of the Eiffel Tower in the southern Indian state of Puducherry never materialised, Dubai claims it will replicate the Taj Mahal by 2015. Not only will the imitation take a fraction of the time spent on erecting the original, this Arab version will also be four times the size. The billiondollar project will take shape in the heart of the 41 million square foot Falcon City of Wonders and will be surrounded by lush green gardens.
The Taj Arabia as it will be called, will be a fivestar property with 300 rooms, flanked by seven mixed-use buildings of which two will house 200 service apartments. Offering a set-up and space ideal for weddings, it is expected to become the world's grandest wedding venue. So while the original structure might be off-limits, this replica might be the perfect way to commemorate your wedding vows. After all, the Taj Mahal was built by Shahjahan as a testament of eternal love for Mumtaz Mahal.