Dubai’s lunar dream: A $5 billion leap to the skies

Who says you cannot reach for the moon? A proposed $5 billion real estate project wants to take skyscraper-studded Dubai to new heights – by bringing a symbol of the heavens down to Earth.

Canadian entrepreneur Michael Henderson envisions building a 900-foot replica of the moon atop a 100-foot building in Dubai, already home to the world’s tallest building and other architectural wonders.

Mr. Henderson’s project, dubbed MOON, may sound out of this world, but it could easily fit in this futuristic city-state. Dubai already has a red-hot real estate market, fueled by the wealthy who fled restrictions imposed in their home countries during the coronavirus pandemic and Russians seeking refuge amid Moscow’s war on Ukraine.