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DUBAI IS POISED to open a new su­per high-rise ho­tel, Gevora Ho­tel Dubai, which at 356 me­tres high is be­lieved to be the world’s tallest stand-alone prop­erty – a me­tre taller than the JW Mar­riott Marquis Ho­tel Dubai.

e 528-room ho­tel, tow­er­ing over the heart of Sheikh Zayed Road, tar­gets the GCC mar­ket with bold gold dé­cor and, since it was orig­i­nally de­signed as res­i­dences, rooms have a stu­dio feel with kitchen fa­cil­i­ties, mak­ing them suit­able for long-stay guests. e open-air apex con­tains two pools and wrap-around ter­rac­ing suit­able for events and shisha, and a linear pool (above) is also avail­able via a 12th oor sky­bridge at the rear. F&B in­cludes a spe­cial­ity Mediter­ranean, all-day din­ing (mez­za­nine), co ee shop and pool­side venue (note venues don’t serve al­co­hol).

Gen­eral Man­ager Jairaj Gor­sia said its prox­im­ity to DIFC and Down­town will ap­peal to cor­po­rates and GCC guests. “We are com­ing in with a four-star price and av­er­ag­ing AED500/550 a night, which is about 10 to 15 per cent lower than clos­est com­peti­tors. It’s a pre-open­ing rate and as we near Expo 2020 rates will climb.”

Gevora, from Al At­tar Group, is also plan­ning a 750-room, ves­tar ho­tel which is due to open near Dubai Me­dia City in 2019.

Across the road, the Mil­len­nium Plaza Ho­tel Dubai has un­veiled its new lobby, which is anked by a 24-hour Costa Co ee out­let and Cop­per Chim­ney (In­dian restau­rant), which will open in the com­ing months. Four mar­ble check-in desks are to the side, and be­yond is a Concierge desk, op­po­site the back en­trance, and small lounge. At­trac­tive photo-art pieces on a UAE cul­tural theme are dot­ted around, cel­e­brat­ing the Year of Zayed. gevo­ra­ho­tels.com, mil­len­ni­umho­tels.com

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