The Gevora Hotel in Dubai.
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DUBAI – A new skyscraper along Dubai’s Sheikh Zayed Road has unseated the JW Marriott Marquis, another property just down the road, as the world’s tallest hotel.
The 75-storey Gevora Hotel’s opened on Monday (February 12), with its new status reportedly confirmed by Guinness Book of World Records.
The Gevora stands high at 356.5 metres (1,167.98 feet) and has 528 rooms. The JW Marriott Marquis, which opened in 2012, has a height of 1,165 feet and has 1,608 rooms.
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At 356.5 metres, it is three times taller than Big Ben and 56 metres taller than the Eiffel Tower. It also has five more floors than JW Marriott Marquis. Check out this view from the rooftop:
The Al Attar Group, the developer, spent Dh500 million to build the property.
It took 10 years to build the Gevora. Construction work started in 2008.
Room rates start at Dh550. A junior suite costs Dh1,100 per night while the two-bedroom suite costs Dh2,000.
Gevora has four restaurants, swimming pools for adults and children, jacuzzi, health club and spa, and 6 elevators that can take you to the top in 38 seconds.
Why not? The hotel has a total of 3,859 stairs.
The hotel has the highest pools in the world. The pools here collectively hold 424,100 litres of water.
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