Dubai: construction of world’s tallest new hotel reaches halfway – News

Of the 100 tallest buildings under construction in the world, five of them are being constructed in Dubai.


Published: Tue, March 1, 2022, 12:14 PM

Last update: Tue, March 1, 2022, 7:45 PM

Construction of the world’s tallest Sky Hotel in Dubai has reached its halfway point, and the 365-meter tall skyscraper is set to open in the first half of 2024.

Under development by The First Group, work on the megastructure continues beyond the 52nd floor and is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of next year.

Currently, the Gevora Hotel on Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai holds the title of the tallest hotel in the world, reaching 356 meters. Prior to Gevora, the crown of the tallest hotel in the world was held by JW Marriot Marquis, which soars 355 meters into the sky.

According to Skyscraper Center data, out of the 100 tallest buildings under construction in the world with a minimum height of 300 meters, five of them are being constructed in Dubai.

When completed, Ciel will house more than 1,000 rooms and suites, as well as high-end amenities and facilities, such as the 81st-floor Ciel Observatory and Lounge and a rooftop Sky Terrace with an infinity pool and a bar with stunning panoramic views of Dubai’s world famous skyline, Palm Jumeirah and the Arabian Gulf.

“Ciel will set a new benchmark for innovative design in super-high buildings, not just in Dubai, but around the world,” said Danny Lubert, co-founder of The First Group.

Standout design features include a 300-meter high atrium with landscaped and naturally ventilated terraces stacked vertically spanning the building’s 82 floors, which will provide occupants with a shared common and interactive space.

Ciel’s interior design is inspired by the concept of Wabi-Sabi, a Japanese tradition emphasizing understated elegance and a warm, rustic aesthetic.


The hotel will also host the Sunset Lounge on the 74th floor and the Horizon Bar on the 76th floor.

Rob Burns, CEO of The First Group, said: “Ciel is a landmark development for Dubai that will not only enhance its status as one of the world’s premier tourist and business travel destinations, but will set a new benchmark for the high-end accommodations in what is recognized as one of the most dynamic and competitive hotel markets on the planet.

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