It is just one metre taller than the 77-storey JW Marriott Marquis, but the new Gevora Hotel on 101 Sheikh Zayed Road is officially the world's tallest hotel (as a single building). It stands 356 metres above the ground.
The homegrown, independently run hotel opened in the middle of February, but they have just announced that they will be charging Dh100 for people to visit their rooftop, which offers Burj Khalifa and Emirates Towers views.
The rooftop is now open and it costs Dh100 for adults and Dh50 for those aged 6 to 12 to go up to the top of the hotel (children under 6 can visit for free). The viewing deck is open from 10am to 9pm daily, and anyone who buys a ticket can then have a pastry and drink at Le Veyron cafe on the house. (Note: You will have to redeem your pastry and drink on the same day as you visit the hotel's rooftop.)
Here's a glimpse of the view from the top of the dry hotel:
The hotel has a Guinness World Records plaque that reads 'The Tallest Hotel in the World' in its lobby.
The golden tower took four years to build, and was originally planned to be a residential tower but was recently converted into a hotel instead.
The hotel's general manager Jairaj Gorsia recently told us that dedicated security teams will be at the hotel to ensure that no daredevils attempt to climb the exterior of the hotel or perform any stunts.