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The Gevora Hotel in Dubai.

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New world’s tallest hotel opens in Dubai

 

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.

gevora lobby
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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Here are 7 things you need to know

Just how tall is the Gevora?

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:
gevora rooftop

How much did it cost to build?

The Al Attar Group, the developer, spent Dh500 million to build the property.

How long did it take to finish construction?

It took 10 years to build the Gevora. Construction work started in 2008.

How much do Gevora hotel rooms cost?

Room rates start at Dh550. A junior suite costs Dh1,100 per night while the two-bedroom suite costs Dh2,000.

What can we see in the hotel?

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.
gevora pool

Can you take the stairs?

Why not? The hotel has a total of 3,859 stairs.
gevora stairs

What other interesting features does the Gevora have?

The hotel has the highest pools in the world. The pools here collectively hold 424,100 litres of water.
gevora pool

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