DUBAI: A duplicate of the Titanic is being constructed in China and is set to dock in Dubai in 2022, according to reports.
Australian firm Blue Star Line is creating the Titanic II that will be modeled on the original.
The ship is set to feature guest rooms with three different classes — first, second and third, just like the original — restaurants and dining rooms. The construction of the Titanic II is estimated at $500 million.
The ill-fated original ship sunk in 1912, in an accident that saw 1,503 people killed. It was the largest ship ever built at the time and had 2,229 people on board when it sunk on its international voyage.
The new ship will sail from China to Singapore and will then head to Dubai on a two-week journey in 2022, according to an interview with the firm's chairman Clive Palmer. From Dubai, the Titanic II will travel to Southampton before leaving for New York, as the original Titanic attempted to do in 1912.