DUBAI, U.A.E. - Continuing its never-ending quest of breaking records, Dubai opened the ‘world’s new tallest hotel’ on Sunday.
The new The gleaming gold 75-storey Gevora Hotel stands 356 metres or nearly a quarter of a mile - with the old record holder, Dubai's JW Mariott Marquis, standing just one metre shorter nearby.
According to local reports, the Gevora's first guests are expected to come in on Monday.
The hotel has 528 keys and will be equipped with a pool, Jacuzzi, health club and luxury spa for its residents and visitors on the 71st floor.
It will also have five restaurants offering international and local cuisines.
It will have 232 Deluxe Rooms, 265 one-bedroom deluxe and 31 two-bedroom suites.
According to the company, the highest view restaurant will be located at the rooftop, giving a panoramic view of the entire city.
Dubai is renowned across the world for housing the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, which stands tall at 828 metres (half a mile).
Dubai is aiming at attracting 20 million visitors annually by 2020 when it hosts the global trade fair Expo 2020.
Apart from its famous skyscrapers, the emirate boasts opulent shopping malls, numerous luxury resorts and even an indoor ski resort.