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Red Fort, Qutub Minar in Dubai

October 19, 2005 19:04 IST

Residents of Dubai and visitors there can have a glimpse of the Red Fort, the Qutub Minar and other such historic monuments of Delhi in the capital of the United Arab Emirates from October 26.

The replicas will be available there for over four months as part of Dubai's annual Global Village festival, the world's biggest and most exciting cultural and entertainment event.

Delhi has been chosen as the theme this year for the festival that attracts lakhs of tourists from the world over.

Visitors of the India Pavilion will be greeted by a giant 18-mt-tall and 92-mt-wide replica of the Red Fort, the biggest facade to be created in the village, Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation Managing Director Ramesh Negi told reporters in Dubai Wednesday.

At the centre of the pavilion there will be a replica of the Qutub Minar and the stage area has been designed in the shape of Humayun's tomb, he said.

"We have chosen Delhi because of the rich heritage reflected in the old monuments and forts, as well as its modern image as an orderly city with plenty to offer for tourists," Negi said.

The showcasing of Delhi's cultural heritage woven with its modern outlook is expected to promote tourism in Dubai, besides helping in trade between India and the rest of the world, he said.

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