DUBAI OPENS WORLD’S TALLEST HOTEL

The world’s tallest hotel has officially opened its doors in Dubai — scaling the clouds and towering above the city below.

The Gevora Hotel is a new offering in the UAE hot spot’s financial district — topping out at an incredible 356 metres high (1,168 feet).

Travellers with a head for heights will know already that Gevora’s tower just barely trounces another Dubai sleeping spot — the JW Marriott Marquis, which is just a metre shorter and was formerly the world’s tallest.

The luxurious Gevora is decked out in gold and includes a health club, sauna, pool and five glitzy restaurants.

The Art Deco-style design accommodates 528 rooms — with accommodation falling into three categories: Deluxe Room (46 square metres), One-Bedroom Deluxe (62 square metres) and Two-Bedroom Suite (85 square metres).

The four-star Gevora is designed to cater to business and leisure needs — there’s a pool with a view and a cafe and bake shop — but also a business centre and boardroom.

There are plenty of culinary delights too — Gevora Kitchen will offer all-day dining, whilst Highest View Restaurant promises panoramic views from the hotel rooftop.

Despite the dizzy heights at Gevora — the building isn’t the world’s highest hotel.

That honour goes to The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong — a five-star hotel which sits way up on the 102nd to 118th floors of the 488-metre International Commerce Centre.

The Gevora Hotel has been officially recognised by the Guinness World Records as the world’s tallest hotel — and with that honour in hand, it’s open for bookings.– NNN-WAM