Taaj Arabia Works Start in 2016, Completion Before Dubai Expo 2020

Dec 29, 2015

Project Is Twice The Size of India's Taj Mahal and Will Have 'Moonlight' Glow:  Developer

Dubai’s Taaj Arabia, inspired by India’s Taj Mahal, is expected to break ground in 2016 and will be ready as a tourist destination ahead of the emirate hosting the mega Expo 2020 event, a senior executive with Link Global Group, the developer, told Emirates24|7.

“There is no rejection from any party and the delay is because of various approvals we have to do… it’s just the process is taking time,” said company Project Development Director Falah Al Salman.

“Big projects have to go through various levels of approvals and big projects don’t come easy. We are doing a landmark, building a destination for the city of Dubai. And we need to do it very carefully.”

Wedding destination

Spread over 20 acres of land in Falcon City of Wonders in Dubailand, the revised Taaj Arabia, a 5-star hotel, will have between 400 and 450 keys, 300 residential and serviced apartments, retail shops, boutique arcade, and an indoor banqueting facility having a capacity of over 2,000 people.

“It is will be a biggest and the best wedding destination in the region. Besides the variety of suites and rooms, we have one of the largest banqueting facilities in the city. The hall will be have an indoor capacity of over 2,000 people, besides it will also extend to the outdoor,” AlSalman added.

Arun Mehra, Director, Link Global Group, reiterated that Taaj Arabia was “not at all a replica” and was “inspired by the monument of love.”

“It is not a replica… it is two times bigger than Taj Mahal. Moreover, we will have many more features as we are creating a new destination. And, of course, it will have that ‘wow’ factor.”

Moonlight glow

In fact, Taaj Arabia in Dubai, will have a moonlight glow, using lighting techniques, that will make it visible from faraway and as instantly recognized as a global icon.

“We want people to see us from different places of Dubai and so the Taaj will have a moonlight glow,” Falah asserted.

Launched in 2005, Falcon City of Wonders will feature structures based on architectural marvels of the world such as the Great Wall of China, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Pyramids, the Leaning Tower of Pisa among others.

Dubai will host the Expo 2020 event from October 2020 until April 2021, which will bring over 25 million visitors to the emirate.

Credits to Emirates 24|7

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