World's tallest hotel boasting roof-top pool opens in Dubai – and it's 100ft taller than Eiffel Tower

A GOLDEN skyscraper with 75 floors has helped Dubai snatch the record for the world's tallest hotel – from itself.

The 356-metre Gevora Hotel is just a few minutes walk from its predecessor, which it pipped by just one metre.

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.

And it's exactly 50 metres taller than London's Shard, which clocks in at a comparatively puny 306m.

Guests are expected to start filling the 528 opulent rooms after a lavish opening ceremony on Monday evening.

The eye-watering room fees give guests access to one of the hotel's four state-of-the-art health clubs – and two luxury restaurants.






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Dubai is also home to the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, which stretches over half a mile into the desert sky.

The city-state, one of seven sheikhdoms that make up the oil-rich United Arab Emirates, hopes to attract over 20m visitors a year by 2020.

The desert emirate boasts opulent shopping malls, numerous luxury tourist spots, and even an indoor ski resort.

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