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DUBAI—Officials from the Dubai Department of Tourism announced at a press conference Wednesday that construction had been completed on the world’s first full-scale replica of Dubai, a multibillion-dollar investment known as the Dubai Experience built on the outskirts of the city-state. “We are proud to announce that the Dubai Experience is now open, allowing those visiting Dubai to view and explore awe-inspiring, life-size versions of all the iconic buildings and sights they recognize from Dubai,” said Dubai tourism spokesperson Arshad bin Sulayem, adding that the 1,600-square-mile Dubai replica was located “a convenient five-mile drive” from downtown Dubai. “Spend a day taking pictures in front of nearly indistinguishable duplicates of your favorite Dubai landmarks, from the Burj Khalifa, to the Palm Jumeirah islands, to the Ski Dubai alpine facility, before returning to your hotel in Dubai. Or stay the night in one of the many identical hotels in the Dubai Experience. No trip to Dubai will be complete without a stroll through our carefully recreated 1:1 scale version of Dubai.” The tourism board added that in order to fully mimic every detail of Dubai, construction had recently begun along the boundaries of the replica city-state to build a replica of the Dubai replica.

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