Legal threat faces copycat Burj Al Arab in India

August 6, 2014 3:26 am

Dubai’s Jumeirah Group announced it may take legal action against a homeowner in India who has built a miniature replica of the Burj al Arab hotel without first seeking permission from the luxury hotelier, who owns the copyright to the landmark’s design, Hotelier Middle East reported. Images of the farmhouse, which is a scaled down version of the Dubai hotel, were circulated on social media sites in recent weeks. The building is believed to have been build a number of years ago and is reportedly located in Punjab in northwest India.