Why travel on one of Elon Musk’s SpaceX flights, when you can bring the moon to you?
That seems to be the idea behind Dubai's new plan to build a £4 billion replica in the city.
The plans are being designed with the hopes of having a "significant impact" on the United Arab Emirates’ economy.
It’s planned to be 74m in size, sitting above a 30m building, and will include a 4,000-room hotel as well as a nightclub, wellness centre and 10,000-capacity arena. Visitors will also be able to experience the sensation of walking on the moon as part of a "lunar colony".
They’ll be targeting “transportation, commercial and residential real estate, infrastructure, financial services, aviation and space, energy, MICE, agriculture, technology and of course education”.
They added: “[It] will be the largest and most successful modern-day tourism project in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, doubling annual tourism visitations to Dubai based on its global appeal, brand awareness and unique multiple integrated offerings.”
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