Dubai To Build Replica Of Taj Mahal

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The emirate of Dubai has created many wonders: a ski hill in the desert and the world's tallest building. Now the luxury hotel Taj Arabia will be a replica of the Taj Mahal — only four times the size.

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. The emirate of Dubai has created many wonders - a snowy ski hill in the desert, the world's tallest building. Its latest mega-project could be called a labor of love. The luxury hotel Taj Arabia will be a replica of the Taj Mahal, only four times the size. The 17th original in India was built by an emperor as a shrine to his beloved late wife. Dubai is pitching its faux Taj Mahal as a destination for weddings. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.