Latest jewel unveiled; location unknown

28 November 2004
US-based Serendipity by Designhas completed the concept drawings for a planned multi-billion dollar residential and tourism complex which will be officially unveiled in late November.
US-based Serendipity by Designhas completed the concept drawings for a planned multi-billion dollar residential and tourism complex which will be officially unveiled in late November.

Known as the Jowharah (Jewel), the project calls for the life-size duplication of seven world-famous sites.

Plans include recreations of the Pyramids of Giza, Venice and its canals, Paris with the Eiffel tower as its centrepiece, New York comprising the Statue of Liberty and Empire State Building, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, Petra in Jordan and the Taj Mahal in Agra. The project would cover a built-up area of 16 square kilometres and include waterways replicating rivers from around the world, including the Nile and Seine.

Headquartered in Dubai, the developer, Yohara, has yet to confirm a location, although it is in talks with two unidentified Middle East countries and one European site. Officials in Dubai have denied any plans to bring the project to the emirate.

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