Taj Arabia construction in Dubai to begin in June. A 1 Billion$ Project will be 4 times bigger than the original Taj Mahal of Agra, India and will complete in Mid 2015. Replica of Taj Mahal in Dubai to be promoted as a wedding destination. Construction of Taj Arabia, a $1 billion (Dh3.67 billion) replica of the Taj Mahal in FalconCity, will begin in June and is expected to be completed by mid 2015, the developer said. The 400-room five star hotel will be managed by Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, an Indian-based hotel operator with 15 palace hotels there, said Arun Mehra, Director of Link Global, the developer behind Taj Arabia. Taj Arabia, which is being promoted as a wedding destination, will overlook a retail area specialising in gold and wedding outfits. Links Global has been flooded with requests from jewellers and other retailers to rent space in the retail development, Mehra said.