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$1 Billion Taj Mahal Replica ‘Taj Arabia’ Dubai could be the world’s most expensive wedding venue

Andrea Divirgilio / October 9, 2012

For centuries, the exquisite, timeless and unforgettable Taj Mahal ‘Crown of Palaces’ has been the classic symbol of abounding love. Now imagine if this immaculate tribute to love, built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal, could be the setting for the milestone event in the life of man and woman, when the bond of love is sealed with commitment through marriage. Yes, this dream will soon become a reality. As the City of the Future; Dubai, which intends to surprise, impress, and bewilder with its novel ideas and incredible ultra-modern constructions will now soon be adding an ostentatious building, the $1 billion Taj Arabia or the Crown of Arabia to its skyline. In Dubai’s Falcon City of Wonders, a wondrous and luxurious concept will come alive; the ‘Taj Arabia’, which is the breathtaking replica of the original Taj Mahal and yet four times larger and embedded in an exquisitely landscaped estate, will become a symbol of love and destination for world’s most expensive weddings.

Taj Arabia, Dubai

Celebration will now certainly find a whole new paradigm with the Taj Arabia, a multidimensional real estate project which includes a luxurious, landmark 300-room five star hotel, six mixed-used themed buildings with lifestyle apartments, retail, restaurants, cafes and boutique offices.

Taj Arabia, Dubai

When completed, Taj Arabia would be the most expensive wedding destination in the world. Some of the other most expensive wedding venues includes New York City, with Manhattan being the most expensive wedding destination at a cost of $70,730. The other most expensive locales includes, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maryland, and Vermont.

$129,335 Quinn wedding cake

Since budgets are typically an issue out-of-concern for the world’s ultra-elites, the Taj Arabia as wedding venue will host the beyond lavish royal nuptials, where the bride will be dressed in the world’s most expensive wedding dresses, and the couple will celebrate the occasion with the most expensive wedding cake like the $129,335 Quinn wedding cake (featured above) crafted by the 82-year old New York baker Sylvia Weinstock, for the wedding of Ciara Quinn, the daughter of billionaire Sean Quinn to Sean McPartland. The 6-foot cake was especially flown to Ireland for the wedding and is beleived to be the most expensive cake to ever grace an Irish wedding table.

To put it simple, the Taj Arabia will be the wedding venue for the billionaire heiresses, known to have a penchant for fantasy wedding, like the Arabian Nights-themed royal wedding of one of world’s wealthiest man Sultan or Brunei’s daughter Princess Hafizah Sururul Bolkiah with civil servant Pengiran Haji Muhammad Ruzaini.

Brunei’s daughter Princess Hafizah Sururul Bolkiah wedding

Prince William and Kate Middleton wedding

The other most expensive weddings includes the Royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton which ran an expense of an estimated $34 million, including $800,000 for flowers and $80,000 for a wedding cake.

Prince William and Kate Middleton wedding

The rich and the famous have always forked out multi-million dollars to celebrate the D-day. The Taj Arabia wedding will write a new chapter in the history of the most expensive weddings of all times, including the lavish wedding of Vanisha Mittal, the daughter of the multi-billionaire steel magnate Lakhsmi Mittal and Amit Bhatia which ran a bill of $60 million, besides the high-profile celebrity weddings including the $3 million wedding of Paul McCartney and Heather Mills, the $2.2 million wedding of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, and the $1.5 million wedding of Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas, to name a few.

Vanisha Mittal

Notably, the Taj Arabia is the latest project to join the ever burgeoning ranks of sterling real estate developments in the desert emirate.

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