Dubai plans to break its own record for the world's tallest hotel

Feb 4 2020, 8:54 pm

Striving to be undefeated in the face of any competitor, Dubai is on the quest to construct the world’s tallest hotel, even though it has earned a Guinness World Record for already having it with the Gevora Hotel, which stands at a staggering 1,169 feet high.

Ciel in Dubai Marina, anticipated to open in late 2022 or early 2023, plans to exceed its predecessor as the world’s tallest hotel, with a height of 1,181 feet.

“The architectural masterpiece is the latest landmark addition to the Marina district’s world-famous skyline, and The First Group’s largest and most luxurious project to date,” real estate developers of the project, The First Group, state on their website.

“Designed by award-winning London-based architect NORR, Ciel features a striking design, contemporary interiors and a remarkable glass observation deck, which will offer incredible 360-degree vistas across Dubai Marina, the Palm Jumeirah and the Arabian Gulf.”

As the world’s tallest hotel, Ciel is on the road to becoming a massive attraction in Dubai as well as in the world of architecture as a whole, having already received awards for Best International Hotel Architecture, Best Hotel Architecture Arabia, and Best High-rise Architecture Arabia, at the 2019 International Property Awards.


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According to The First Group, the glass rooftop observation deck is sure to be a focal point for locals and international travellers visiting Dubai, elevating it to the position of a unique development that cannot be found anywhere else in the world.

The hotel plans to dazzle guests with its extensive list of luxury amenities, including a fully equipped spa, stunning rooftop swimming pool, fully equipped fitness centre, and world-class dining facilities.

The tower may be tall, but it cowers in comparison to the world’s tallest building, also located in Dubai.

The Burj Khalifa, towering at a whopping 2,717 feet tall, has been guarding the skyline of the city since its construction in 2004.

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