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Oct 07 2012

Dh120m 'The Pyramids' of Egypt to adorn Dubai skyline

By Parag Deulgaonkar

The Pyramid will comprise offices and a museum which will speak of UAE and the world civilization
The Pyramids of Egypt will be adorning the Dubai skyline in the next 30 months, if all goes well.

At the cost of Dh120-million, Falconcity of Wonders , the master developer, will be building an 11-storey -high Pyramid, which will house offices and a museum. It expects to complete the monument in 24 to 30 months after it receives clearance from the authorities.

"We are building a 'small' Pyramid and we are waiting to get the building permit from Dubai Municipality. The Pyramid will contain offices and a museum which will speak of the UAE and the world civilizations," Salem Al Moosa, Chairman, Falconcity of Wonders , told 'Emirates24|7'.

"It will be a good educational aid to our generations. Once ready, we will have special buses to bring students who can understand about
their country and the other civilizations."

Although the mega project was hit by financial crisis with regards to sub-developers not commencing their projects, Falconcity , Al Moosa said, kept working on developing the infrastructure of the $12 billion Falconcity .

"We have been working all these times to get the infrastructure done the sewerage, potable water, irrigation water, piping, telephone lines, etc. By the way, we have also created an underground sewerage treatment plant that deals with 15,000 cubic metres of sewerage daily."

Falcon Head shopping mall

According to the chairman, the company is currently working on developing the "Falcon Head".

"The Falcon head will be the shopping centre and it will be different from what we have here... it will be shopping with attractions."

Last week, Link Global Group, a Dubai-based developer, revealed plans to construct the $1 billion 'Taj Arabia' that will comprise a 300-room five-star hotel and seven Mughal architecture-themed buildings consisting of retail and residential elements in the Falconcity by 2014.

Falconcity is planning to have an Eiffel Tower, the Grand Pyramids, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Great Wall
of China, the canals New York City and Town of Venice.

© Emirates 24|7 2012

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