Dubai just keeps on building, and building.
It is already home to the world’s tallest building, the 828m high Burj Khalifa and Dubai World Central (DWC), billed to eventually become the world’s biggest airport after it is fully expanded.
And Dubai is set to hit another landmark milestone in October, when The JW Marriott Marquis opens its doors.
The Marriott’s twin-tower complex is set to overtake the 72-storey Rose Rayhaan in Dubai as the world’s tallest hotel, local newspaper Al-Ittihad reported.
When the build is finished, the JW Marriott Marquis will be 355 metres high – 26 metres shorter than the Empire State Building in New York, the company said.
The 1,608-room hotel, owned and developed by the Emirates Group, will have nine restaurants and entertainment areas and a spa.
It will open in two phases, with the first half of the rooms available in October and the rest in 2013.