World's tallest hotel opens in Dubai 50m higher than the Shard

The hotel will have 528 rooms and is situated next to the Rose Rayhaan by Rotana which at 1,093 feet is itself a former holder of the title

It is one metre taller than the previous record holder, the JW Mariott Marquis, which is also in Dubai.

The hotel boasts 75 floors and measures 356 metres in height, 232 Deluxe Rooms, 265 one-bedroom and 31 two-bedroom suites. The city's newest hotel stands at 356 metres, just one metre taller than the Marriott.

Dubai beat its own record on Sunday as it announced the opening of the world's new tallest hotel. It will be opened by owner Majid Al Attar.

The hotel officially opened on 11 February, according to Emirati daily, The National. The Gevora Hotel has six elevators and a total of 3,859 stairs.

He indicated that they will raise rates as the market progresses.

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The hotel also features a pool, jacuzzi, health club, luxury spa and offers panoramic views of the city.

The jaw-dropping tower - which guests enter through revolving doors coated in solid gold - is seven times taller than Nelson's column, and one more than the 355m JW Marriott nearby.

The UAE aims to attract 20 million visitors annually by 2020 when it hosts the global trade fair Expo 2020.

A major transit hub situated on transcontinental air routes, Dubai airport was the world's busiest for worldwide passengers in 2017 for the fourth year running, with 88.2 million travellers.

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