Dubai has done it again! Adding to its list of records – the world’s tallest building-Burj Khalifa, and the world’s largest mall – the Dubai Mall, the world’s tallest hotel has been now opened in the ambitious Emirati. Named Gevora, the hotel stands at a massive 356 metres and is 75-storey tall. Opening its doors to guests earlier this week, Gevora has snatched the title from its predecessor JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, which is shorter only by a meter. Before JW Mariott Marquis, Rose Rayhaan by Rotana held this record. Gevora is situated in Dubai’s Trade Centre area on Sheikh Zayed Road, the longest road in the UAE. Sheikh Zayed Road is where many of Dubai’s most stunning hotels, buildings and skyscrapers are lined.
Facilities and Amenities
Unparalleled luxury presides over this skyscraper that has revolving gold-plated entry doors. There are 528 rooms and suites in the hotel, divided into three categories – deluxe (46 square meters), one-bedroom deluxe (62 square meters) and two-bedroom suite (85 square meters) and priced between $150 per night -$550 (£100 – £390) approx per night. The hotel boasts a health club, sauna, a rooftop pool, as many as five dining places and a coffee shop. Interior-wise, gold accents and contemporary finishes command most rooms, lobbies and dining areas; the hotel even has a gold lattice spire acting as a crown.
Quick Fun Facts about Gevora Dubai
- A pool and a rooftop restaurant at Gevora have also earned titles as the highest pool and the highest view restaurant
- The hotel is three times taller than London’s Big Ben
- There are about 3859 steps to be covered to reach the top from the bottom whereas the six elevator, operating at the speed of 26 km/hr take only 38 seconds for the same job
- Apart from its predecessor in Dubai, Gevora beats Kuala Lumpur’s Four Seasons Place, Thailand’s Baiyoke Tower II and China’s Wuxi Maoye City – Marriott Hotel to achieve this feat
- Despite its apparent opulence dipped in gold, Gevora is a not a 5-star property; it falls in the 4-star category
- There’s a viewing gallery on the 71st floor of the hotel from where visitors can enjoy panoramic views of the city
- Gevora will not serve alcohol to its guests
- With Gevora, Dubai now is home to seven of the world’s tallest hotels in the world