Jermaine Jackson is making plans to open a themed hotel inspired by his famous family.

The Jackson 5 star is researching locations in the Middle East and China to launch a luxurious resort, which will showcase the Jackson clan's music memorabilia.

He tells TheNational.Ae, "We are very early in the process. Talks are going on and it is progressing well. A good area we found is near Ferrari World (in Abu Dhabi), so we are looking at that... I feel very honoured and blessed to have the opportunity to do this. The main aim is to make it have the whole family's history and legacy. I hope that we just keep moving forward on it."

The singer insists the Middle East is currently his number one choice as a possible spot for his project, adding, "I always feel very welcome when I am over there, and the people are kind and gracious."