Dubai, on its never-ending quest to break records, announced the opening of the "world's new tallest hotel", pipping another towering landmark in the city for the title.

With 75-storey Gevora Dubai opens worlds tallest hotel
news International Monday, February 12, 2018 - 18:10
Written by  DW

The gleaming gold 75-storey Gevora Hotel stands 356 metres, or nearly a quarter of a mile, tall. The new record-holder is within view of its predecessor, Dubai's JW Mariott Marquis - just one metre shorter. The Gevora's first guests are expected on Monday, according to Emirati daily The National.


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Dubai is also home to the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, which pierces the city skyline at 828 metres (half a mile) high. The city-state, one of seven sheikhdoms that make up the energy-rich United Arab Emirates, aims to attract 20 million visitors annually by 2020 when it hosts the global trade fair Expo 2020.


Breathtaking view from Gevora Hotel

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The desert emirate boasts opulent shopping malls, numerous luxury resorts and even an indoor ski resort. A major transit hub situated on transcontinental air routes, Dubai airport was the world's busiest for international passengers in 2017 for the fourth year running, with 88.2 million travellers. 

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