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.

Court rules Facebook's privacy settings breached German data laws
A German court has ruled that Facebook's insistence that users sign up with their real names violates German consumer law. Facebook said it would appeal, even though several aspects of the court judgment had been in its favor.

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.


  • Justice League Teases Batman & Superman Bromance For Valentine's Day

    Justice League Teases Batman & Superman Bromance For Valentine's Day

    Although, those have also not been proven yet as all parties involved have not spoken up about anything surrounding those rumors. As of February 2018, more than 170,000 fans have signed a petition to see his director's cut of " Justice League ".
    Smith wins Allan Border Medal

    Smith wins Allan Border Medal

    Warner received 162 votes, while spinner Nathan Lyon and pace bowler Pat Cummins got 156 and 111 votes respectively. Ellyse Perry was named women's player of the year, polling 116 votes to finish ahead of Beth Mooney with 78.
    Bitcoin Mining To Double Iceland's Power Consumption

    Bitcoin Mining To Double Iceland's Power Consumption

    Every cryptocurrency in the world relies on a so-called blockchain platform, which is needed to trade with digital currencies. Mining bitcoin - the process of confirming transactions across the blockchain - is an incredibly energy-consuming process.
  • NY  sues Harvey Weinstein over harassment

    NY sues Harvey Weinstein over harassment

    His attorney released a statement saying numerous allegations against his client are "without merit". If the objective however is to scapegoat Mr Weinstein, he will vigorously defend himself".
    Report suggests mangrove cover in India has increased by 181 sq km

    Report suggests mangrove cover in India has increased by 181 sq km

    Forest Survey of India (FSI) has been assessing the forest and tree resources of our country on a biennial basis since 1987. He stated that forests do not exist in isolation and the benefits of forests must be transferred to the people.
    This expensive Black Panther action figure looks just like Chadwick Boseman

    This expensive Black Panther action figure looks just like Chadwick Boseman

    But the scope of its success might actually make it the most successful movie ever released in the month of February. For weeks, excited moviegoers have been planning what " Black Panther " outfits they'll wear to the theater.
  • Amazon axes hundreds of staff in rare retreat

    Amazon axes hundreds of staff in rare retreat

    Amazon is reducing the number of its employees , a move described by the company as "part of our annual planning process". The company is also looking at setting up its second headquarter, where it plans to fill almost 50,000 new workers.
    How to Spot Gay People? Malaysia Newspaper Has List

    How to Spot Gay People? Malaysia Newspaper Has List

    A guy named Arwind Kumar , who's big on social media, attacked the paper for stereotyping gays in such a ridiculous way. Homophobic rhetoric has also become commonplace in the the country's government.
    Research used DNA nanorobots to kill cancerous tumors

    Research used DNA nanorobots to kill cancerous tumors

    Each nanorobot is made from a flat, rectangular DNA origami sheet that is 90 nanometres by 60 nanometres in size. Now, some scientists there think they may be closing in on medical applications for the technology.
  • Twitter Reactions: England fall short by 12 runs in the run-fest

    Twitter Reactions: England fall short by 12 runs in the run-fest

    With Australia already assured of a place in the final, New Zealand are now firm favourites to join them. Williamson was adamant he wanted to play all three forms.
    Katie Couric Apologizes for Out-of-Touch Dutch Olympics Comments

    Katie Couric Apologizes for Out-of-Touch Dutch Olympics Comments

    It is true that the Dutch will skate on the canals, but it's not their primary mode of transportation. Couric eventually apologized on Monday.
    Former Samsung CTO To Lead Google IoT Business

    Former Samsung CTO To Lead Google IoT Business

    Nest will join forces with Google's hardware team instead of being an offshoot division. Rhee joined Samsung Electronics as vice-president of enterprise business in 2011.


Latest news

Fed Cup: Serena Williams loses on return to competition
The 19-year-old Lapko made her Fed Cup debut in place of team No. 1 Aliaksandra Sasnovich, who lost her singles on Saturday. For more Baby Alexis pics, check out her Instagram , which has more baby pics and the occasional video with her famous mom.

Paddington's Paul King in talks to direct Warner Bros.' Willy Wonka reboot
Warner Bros . hopes that the upcoming film will be a golden ticket to a new franchise that stands out artistically. This would be the latest revamp of Dahl's book about the eccentric chocolate maker.

Skype security flaw 'ignored' by Microsoft could let hackers into your computer
MICROSOFT HAS said that it won't be rushing to fix a vulnerability in its auto sick messenger app Skype because it's too much like hard work.

Robot dog is creepiest doorman you have ever seen
The clip from Boston Dynamics shows one of its latest robots mastering an impressive - and somewhat unnerving - feat of dexterity. Boston Dynamics' nightmare-inducing robot dogs have been recently equipped with an arm that enables them to open doors.

'New Girl' Alum Hannah Simone to Star in 'Greatest American Hero' Reboot
With New Girl now in its final season, Simone was reportedly offered multiple different pilots, before deciding on Greatest American Hero .

Witness stunned to see survivor emerge from helicopter crash
A prayer service is being held for the victims of the Grand Canyon helicopter crash at the church of two of the victim's parents. Windy conditions, darkness and the hard terrain meant rescue crews had to be flown in to reach the helicopter's wreckage.

'Unrepentant' Landlord Dishes $6.7M to Graffiti Artists for 'Mutilating' Art
In addition, Block explained that the Wolkoff did not show any remorse for his actions. "Wolkoff could care less". The artists had once hoped to buy the buildings, before their value increased to over $200 million.

Argentina asking Messi to play less for Barcelona
It was Messi who single-handedly kept Argentina in the World Cup by producing one of his finest performances for the national team.

British skater gives emotional interview after crashing out of Winter Olympics final
Winner Fontana expressed some sympathy for Christie and said she expected the Briton to bounce back in her next event. Christie, 27, also competes in both the 1,000m and 1,5000m.

United Nations to take part in Rohingya repatriation: BD
The United Nations described Myanmar's crackdown as ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya, a charge Myanmar denies. Myanmar was previously known as Burma.

'A Quiet Place' Shows Off Another New Trailer
A Quiet Place is set for release on April 6th in the States, and is now without a United Kingdom release date. Those scary monsters seem to leave you well enough alone until you make a noise; then all hell breaks loose.

Super Bowl champion Chris Long calls out an unraveling fan on Twitter
If he can, it will go to show that the " Patriot Way" might have taken more humanity out of the team than was necessary.

ISIS Leader al-Baghdadi Reportedly Alive But Wounded in Syria
In recent years, there have been endless conflicting reports about Baghdadi's whereabouts and about whether he is even alive. American and Iraqi officials quoted by Iraqi media and CNN said that Baghdadi was wounded in May.

Nelly Under Investigation Following Accusations Of Sexual Assault
NPR reports that Nelly was arrested in October in Washington after a woman claimed he raped her on his tour bus . The fact that police are investigating these claims isn't new information, and Nelly welcomes the investigation.

Warm Temperatures For Valentine's Day
We'll have another mild day Thursday as we reach into the low 60s before another cold front moves through the region. You will need your umbrella or a raincoat to handle all the rain that will be falling on both Monday and Tuesday .

Other news