When it comes to images, nothing does better on social media than a good old Dubai skyline shot – in fact, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, has a number of dedicated to it.
And, while we can’t help you get as many followers as him (6.2 million is a lot), we can tell you that you can now get a pretty good shot of the city, for a price. For AED100 (AED50 for kids between the age of six and 12), you can soak up the views and take some snaps from the Gevora Hotel aka the tallest hotel in the world.
Visitors with a head for heights can head straight to the viewing deck of the 75-storey tower anytime between 10am and 9pm. The ticket also includes a complimentary pastry and beverage at Le Veyron café, the hotel’s specialty coffee shop.
The independently run, dry hotel, which took four years to build and was originally designed as a residential tower, stands at 356 metres (and 53 centimetres, for those who like precise details) and is capped with a gleaming spear. Other than its specialty coffee shop and impressive rooftop view, those looking to grab a bite can do so at Gevora Kitchen which serves up international and local delicacies – there will be three more restaurants to choose from in the near future. Aside from FnB outlets, the hotel features a health club and gym which includes a separate women’s-only area.
While we’re on the topic of height, here’s a list of some of the tallest hotels in Dubai…
JW Marriott Marquis
The 355-metre high twin-tower skyscraper features 14 incredible restaurants, bars and lounges as well as a super luxe spa.
Rose Rayhaan by Rotana
Soaring at 333 metres, Rose Rayhaan by Rotana is a landmark of Arabian hospitality. Expect panoramic views of the city from its rooms and suites.
Burj Al Arab
Synonymous with luxury, this iconic 280-metre high suite-only hotel features an underwater aquarium restaurant, gold leaf interiors and personal butler services.